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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

Dementia

Loneliness

Mental Health

Prostate cancer

Power of Attorney

Respite care

Redundancy

Social groups for older people

Trauma

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

July 2019

September 2019

Our Impact

Tony: Visiting Volunteer

My alarm goes off… …between 7am and 8am. I was a carpenter for 45 years with early starts, so now I’ve retired it’s nice to have a bit of a lie in. I’m responsible for… …helping potential beneficiaries apply for support. I arrange a visit and make sure their application is as detailed as possible…

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Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

Supporting families after a fatal domestic abuse Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) is a unique organisation that offers peer and expert support to those left behind after domestic homicide. When the time is right for the family, AAFDA offers assistance with the official processes that the state is required to undertake – including a…

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Rachel and Grace

Single mum Rachel lives in Norfolk with her two children, Daniel (14) and Grace (9). Over the last three years, the MCF has helped the family with everyday essentials for the children – from school uniforms to bus fares. But when Grace began to really struggle at school, Rachel wondered if there was a bigger…

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Mark’s Story

Four years ago, Mark received a call that would change his life forever. It had been a normal day for the family – then the phone rang. Mark’s wife, Jacqui, had been on her way home from work when she was involved in a serious car accident that left her with permanent brain injuries. She…

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