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Financial Support and Advice

Financial Support and Advice

Keywords: Financial Report

Financial Support
and Advice

Author: Sharon Brown
Date: 21st November 2019
Review date: 21st November 2020
OHLF 25.01

CIC—Your Employee Assistance Programme

Confidential Care: For support and assistance the Trust has an Employee Assistance
In today’s pressurised and fast-changing world, everyone needs a hand from time to
time. Whether you’re after practical advice on a small work issue or emotional support
during a major life crisis, CiC (Care in Confidence) is here to help. Confidential Care is
an independent, free and completely confidential advice service, offering assistance for
whatever life throws at you. From management challenges at work to relationship
difficulties at home, from legal problems to family dilemmas, we are only a phone-call
Our service is staffed by a range of highly experienced consultants, including
counsellors, psychotherapists, solicitors and financial experts, all qualified to give you
clear, relevant guidance on the challenges you face. Whether you’re a junior employee
or the chief executive, we are available 24 hours a day to talk over the full gamut of
professional and personal issues that might be affecting you, including work/life balance,
stress, organisational change, redundancy and performance.
An independent, free and confidential advice service. Whether you’re after practical
advice or emotional support with either work or personal issues, we can offer expert

We are available 24/7/365 and can offer:

 Emotional support and counselling
 Family and dependent care
 Information Legal and tax information
 Dealing with debt information
 Information sourcing and research services

Call us on 0800 085 1376 or +44 20 79380963
Email us: [email protected]
Skype us using 'Confidential Care Advice line'.
You can also visit us online at
username: bartshealth password: wellbeing

Via CiC, which is available to you if you wish to draw upon their support at this time.
They can be contacted on 0800 085 1376. This is a confidential external support service
which includes advice on debt, legal issues, caring and childcare, and includes a
confidential staff Counselling Service (with provision of confidential face-to-face sessions
if required, or Online, Skype based or telephone sessions); introduction to mindfulness,
computer-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) CiC also offer a dedicated online
service, which includes information on a range of topics.
To access the tool (Username:bartshealth Password:

The Money advice Service:
What disability and sickness benefits can I claim?
ESA if you can’t work because of sickness or disability
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is paid if you can’t work or can only work a
few hours a week because of sickness or disability.

You might be able to get ESA if your Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) has run out or you can’t
claim SSP.

How much is ESA?
For 13 weeks after your claim you’ll be paid at the assessment rate. This is:
Up to £57.90 a week aged under 25
Up to £73.10 a week aged 25 or over

Money problems and poor mental wellbeing
How to sort out your money if you become ill or disabled
Support to help you keep your job when ill or disabled
Universal Credit for sick and disabled people
Charitable grants for ill or disabled people

Anyone affected by Cancer
On-site at the Trust’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital site (near St Pauls) is the Maggie
Details can be found on their website If you require any
further information contact Michael Harrison, Centre Head T 0203 904 3448
At Maggie’s you can talk to and get support from a range of professionals. There are 22
centres across the UK and are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors,
Nutritionists, therapists and Psychologists, all providing support in whichever way best
suits you.
Macmillan - providing physical, financial and emotional support to help you live life as
fully as you can.

Other useful contacts:
Citizens Advice Bureau: Citizens Advice service helps people
resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and
confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Civil Legal Advice: Civil Legal Advice is a free and
confidential advice service paid for by legal aid.
Direct GOV (public services website)
Benefits adviser Get benefit advice, for you/your family or for someone else. Simply
answer questions anonymously online about your savings, income and outgoings. How
to contact Jobcentre Plus Jobcentre Plus provides a wide range of information and
services, like benefits, loans and grants and help with finding a job.

About Cavell Nurses' Trust

We’re the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives, nursing
associates and healthcare assistants – both working and
retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship.
Often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic
abuse. We’re a charity and we help people at no cost to
them. We offer a tailored package of support to help
everyone who gets in touch. Our experienced and caring
Welfare Services experienced and caring Welfare Services
Team gives: Emotional support for those in crisis, Advice on maximising benefits,
Signposting to specialist counselling services, One-off grants to quickly relieve financial
hardship, Rapid emergency funding for those at great risk.

To find out the cost of your membership and join, contact us:

Email: [email protected]: 01527 595 999
John Orchard, Chief Executive [email protected]

Able Futures

If you struggle with mental health difficulties it may mean you
have more bad days than good days. We can help you
manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more
good days. The Access to Work Mental Health Support
Service is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions
meaning there is no charge to use this service. The service is
100% confidential and can be accessed face-to-face or over the phone – we will work
around you and your routine.
Access to work mental health support service
If you struggle with mental health difficulties it may mean you have more bad days than
good days. We can help you manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more
good days. The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is funded by the
Department for Work and Pensions meaning there is no charge to use this service.
What support can I get?
You’ll be supported by a qualified health care professional, who will:
 Help you build a support plan that suits your needs and daily routine
 Meet you face-to-face or talk over the phone
 Connect you to local specialist support organisations
 Give you access to our free online hub, where you can find advice on coping
with mental health
 Conditions.

Guarantee a 100% confidential service. Your employer, friends or family will not know
unless you decide to tell them.

Contact Us
Employee Wellbeing Services Health & Wellness Centre

31-43 Ashfield Street
Royal London Hospital

London, E1 2AH
Tel: 020 3594 6609
Fax: 020 7377 7621

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