RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Foundation has partnered with free debt advice provider, PayPlan, to support nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers get their finances back on track.

Through RCN Foundation, those who are worried about their financial situation can now be seamlessly referred to PayPlan for support with tackling their money worries.

Deepa Korea, Director, RCN Foundation, said: “Many nursing and midwifery staff have faced unexpectedly high costs or reduced income during the pandemic.

“More than half of the applicants seeking a grant from the RCN Foundation Benevolent Service have reported unmanageable levels of debt which is having an impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

“We’re really pleased to partner with PayPlan so we can ensure every member of our nursing team has access to holistic debt advice as and when they need it.”

Antony Price, Partnerships Development Manager at PayPlan, comments: “We recognise the vital role nurses, midwives, support workers and other carers play in helping those in need and we’re really proud to be able to support those who find themselves in financial difficulty.

“We understand the toll debts can have on mental health and wellbeing, and know these professionals lead busy lives and need advice at a time and in a way that’s convenient to their working rotas and day-to-day responsibilities.

“Our new referral process with RCN Foundation ensures the needs of nursing and midwifery staff are best met and we’re delighted to support them.”