We know increasing numbers of working age people and families, particularly people with long term health conditions, including mental health problems and lone parents, are experiencing financial pressures and debt, due austerity and changes to welfare provision.
Significant life events such as pregnancy, onset of illness / disease, traumatic life changing injury, bereavement or becoming a carer can also result in financial pressures.
Whilst nurses are not trained money advisers, there are four simple steps they can follow to support those with money worries get the help they need when they need it:
The RCN has been working with members on a series of case studies which help showcase the variety of ways nurses are currently working to improve public health.
If you would like to submit a case study, please complete this template and email it to email@example.com. To fill out the template, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download here.