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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.

 

 

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

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Bereavement Help Points in Cheshire This grant is helping the Hospice of the Good Shepherd to establish informal drop-in sessions in communities across Cheshire. These Bereavement Help Points offer a wide range of assistance; including emotional peer support, advice from trained volunteers, and printed resources to take away. They began work on the project in…

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St Elizabeth Hospice

This grant helped St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich to work with primary and secondary schools to improve support for pupils following bereavement. By giving teachers the skills to respond to their pupils’ grief early on, the project aims to prevent long-term difficulties in emotional well-being. Bereavement training for schools In September 2019 the Emotional Wellbeing…

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Bolton Hospice

Specialist training for local teachers The grant allowed the Bolton Hospice education team to develop specialist training for local teachers to support teenagers going through a bereavement. The training will help to improve the experience of teenagers dealing with loss, grief and bereavement, providing school staff with the knowledge and skills they need to support…

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Dogs for Good

Studies show that dogs have a profoundly positive effect on children with autism and can help the child to develop skills that increase independence and quality of life. The PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) project help parents of children with autism find (if they don’t already have a dog) and train a dog to…

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