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This page contains a range of resources to help almoners in their important role supporting Masonic families.  Visit our Publications and Resources page for a range of leaflets and presentations about how the MCF can help masonic families.

Almoners with questions or requests for more information can contact Robert Price, Provincial Support Team, at masonicsupport@mcf.org.uk or 0203 146 3333.

To order printed copies of any of the materials featured on this page please email masonic masonicsupport@mcf.org.uk or contact us on 0203 146 3333.

Almoners Guide and Booklet

Our Almoner’s Guide contains guidance on the role of the Lodge Almoner and helpful tips to assist you in your duties.

Almoner’s Guide

Audio version of Almoners Guide

Supporting resources

Sample Record Card

Keeping in Touch:  Maintaining contact with Masonic families

Factsheets and useful information

We regularly update this section with new resources.

Addiction

Alternative sources of support: Contact details for a range of organisations providing advice, support and grants

Benefits: Guide to Government and NHS benefit

Bereavement

Convalescent care

Data protection

Debt

Loneliness

Mental Health

Power of Attorney

Respite care

Redundancy

Social groups for older people

Trauma

Dementia

Safeguarding

When visiting, it is important that some very basic rules are followed to ensure everyone’s safety.

The MCF Safeguarding Policies follow good practice and are a useful reference point for Almoners who want to understand more about how to protect vulnerable adults and children safe.

 

 

Training

Videos

For more detailed information the topics featured in these videos download the companion factsheets.

Loneliness

Respite Care

Addiction

Bereavement

Mental Health

Redundancy

Debt

Trauma

Safeguarding

Almoner Briefings

Our almoner’s Briefings aim to assist you in your role and keep you abreast of relevant information.

July 2018

September 2018

November 2018

January 2019

March 2019

May 2019

Our Impact

Eileen’s story

“I found out that David had progressive lung cancer and six weeks later he passed away. It was a really traumatic time for our family, as one of my sons was starting a new job in Germany and couldn’t get back in time to say goodbye. It was devastating for everyone.” David died only 18…

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Geoff’s story: advice and support when you most need it

Geoff’s story “I’ve had a disastrous three years. My wife, Carol, had lung cancer and a bad stroke which was the beginning of a lot of trauma for us. Shortly after, we lost both our sons to illness and our daughter died suddenly in her sleep. She went to bed one night and didn’t wake…

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Roy’s family

  When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost…

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Home is where the heart is

For many couples, the prospect of moving into a care home in later life can be emotional after years of married-life under one roof. Our RMBI care homes have provided residency to 39 couples since 2017, who have all chosen to make the transition into a care home, together. Our Marketing Manager, Rachel, met with…

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