UK’s largest home builder supporting FNF for NHS 75th anniversary

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The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is delighted to be a recipient of a donation from Barratt Developments. This support, marking the 75th anniversary of the NHS, means we can further strengthen the support and development opportunities that we offer to nurses and midwives, in order to improve care and save lives.

The three healthcare charities who have been awarded this donation from Barratt, the country’s largest housebuilder, are Florence Nightingale Foundation, NHS Charities Together and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and are each receiving £25,000.

This extra funding will be used across our work at FNF, from creating additional places on our renowned leadership courses to allowing more nurses and midwives to attend our peer support ‘Nightingale Frontline’ webinars.

Rachel Morgan, FNF’s Director of Engagement said, “We’re grateful for this generous support from Barratt Developments and for the recognition of the impact we’re already having. This new funding will mean we can support even more nurses and midwives and will leave a legacy on healthcare services and the people using them, long beyond this 75th anniversary.”

Meet some of the nursing and midwifery alumni who share the difference that FNF programmes and support have made on their work and on their patients and communities.

Like Mariam Patel, a midwife at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. “FNF really ignited my passion for midwifery as well as supporting my career progression. The programme opened my eyes to the bigger picture way of working. The smoking cessation project is not just my goal, but an organisational wide goal – and bigger than that even. The main aim is to improve care and outcomes for the service user – the birthing people and their babies. The NHS is constantly evolving, so as midwives we have to evolve as well.

As part of the NHS 75th anniversary Barratt Homes are also extending their Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme for another six months to help NHS and frontline workers buy a new home. Since this deposit scheme was launched in October 2022, they have helped around 2,000 NHS workers save over £23 million. Click here to find out more.

Steve Mariner, Sales and Marketing Director at Barratt Developments, said: “The NHS treats over a million people a day and touches all our lives, so we want to say a big thank you to all our frontline workers, and in particular the Florence Nightingale Foundation, for the amazing work they do every day.”