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Together with Cavell, the RCM is dedicated to supporting midwives and maternity support workers through personal or financial hardship. Whether you or some you know is in need of help, we can offer support to members impacted by illness, disability older age, domestic abuse or the recent cost-of-living crisis.

As midwives and maternity support workers (MSWs), we are often the caregivers, the shoulders of support to many women and families – and it is what we love about the profession. However, we cannot pour from an empty cup. That is why the RCM has joined forces with Cavell to provide members with support through personal and financial hardship.

The financial support has been a crucial lifeline for many RCM members suffering a personal or financial crisis often due to illness or disability. It has provided midwives and MSWs the means to get out of abusive relationships and it has helped them back on their feet and most recently it has supported members throughout the pandemic and more recent cost-of-living crisis. It has even helped with emergency car repairs. No issue is too small that we can’t help you with.

The RCM and Cavell have been working together for many years and we look forward to working together more closely and more efficiently to help support and change the lives of midwives and MSWs.

Whether it’s you, or a colleague, just a little extra help at the right time can transform life. So, we encourage midwives and MSWs who are stressed and struggling because of money worries to get in touch.

NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF)
If you're starting and continuing your course from 1 September 2020 onwards, you can apply for NHS LSF here

Tuition fee loan as well as help with living costs, the student finance page supports student midwives in Wales. Find out more and how to apply here.  

In Scotland, in addition to tuition fees, bursary and loan, additional funding is available in the form of living cost grants. There is also this resource on hardship funds for members in Scotland.

Help with tuition fees that are sent to your university and cost of living support that is sent direct to you - find out how you can get financial help through student finance in Northern Ireland here