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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 Foundation 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

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

Our Impact

Steph

While I was studying at university, I discovered that the thing that inspired me most, even more than my studies, was volunteering.   I spent a year as a Community Service Volunteer with Wandsworth social services, helping children, people with mental health problems and older people with dementia.   One day I saw an advert…

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When Freya met Bill

Bill featured in the video for the launch of our Age UK partnership, to share his experience of loneliness. In this second video we find out what Bill’s next step is and how Age UK and MCF will help to support him.

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David

I was born and brought up in Cornwall which was a fantastic place to grow up. I trained as a mechanical engineer and I’ve spent the majority of my working life in Bristol. I spent 20 years in export activities, travelling the world, living in the United States and Singapore at times.   My father…

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Harriet

I started working for the MCF straight after university. I had volunteered for a few charities while I was studying and realised that the charity sector was the right career path for me.   I initially worked part time on the enquiries team and part time in marketing. Although I loved helping people directly on…

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