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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

July 2019

Our Impact

Mind

We’re proud to champion better mental health. Since 2016, we have given over £30,000 in funding to local branches of Mind, a mental health charity, helping them to do just that. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Find…

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Musical Connections

Musical Connections empowers isolated older people to lead happier, healthier lives through participating in music. The charity currently runs eight inclusive music-making sessions and two community choirs in care homes, sheltered housing, community centres and GP surgeries  across York. Barriers to maintaining relationships Many older people have poor physical or mental health, including dementia, mobility…

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Mothers for Mothers

Mothers for Mothers is a Bristol based charity which supports parents affected by perinatal mental illness (PNI). The MCF awarded a grant of £5,000 to help fund the charity’s support groups, which are run by women who have experienced perinatal mental illness themselves. Perinatal mental illness Around  20 per cent of women experience a mental…

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