SAMF supports medical practitioners and/or their families who find themselves in severe financial hardship. We work with members and applicants to understand and to help fund the assistance they may need to make a pivotal change to their circumstances.
There are a number of ways we help:
Help with unexpected expenses during times of financial hardship.
Financial assistance for the expenses of further education, particularly medical degrees.
Retraining expenses for those who need to take a new career path, or who have had an enforced break through illness etc.
Help towards home improvements and adaptations for disabled, where these are not covered by State Benefits.
Referral to our money advisor for help with budgeting and rearranging expenditure and debts.
Vouchers for household expenses where there is a temporary reduction in income and there is difficulty in covering costs.
Help with the expenses of courses and examinations to enable those in financial difficulty to progress in their career.
It should be noted that The Society does not normally help with private school fees or with legal costs.