The Berkshire Nurses and Relief in Sickness Trust

Relief in Sickness is provided by this charity to Berkshire and South Oxfordshire residents and organisations. Please note applications are not accepted directly from members of the public and must be made via, for example, social workers, support and housing workers or community nurses.

To qualify for assistance individuals must currently be under the care of the medical profession due to sickness or disability (either physical or mental). Consideration will generally be given to anyone in receipt of benefits and persons whose capital is not more than £5,000. Examples of grant items are flooring, bedding, clothing, white goods, aids and adaptations that promote good health.

Assistance is sometimes available to local organisations and to local associations which are directly involved with illness or disability.

How to make an application
  • Contact for application form and guidelines: P.O. Box 7482, Hook, Hants. RG27 7NW or call 07860 166858 or email
  • Trustees meet biannually, but grants under £500 are reviewed upon receipt.
  • Applicants must have a medical need.