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Our grants to fund care at a Day Centre help Linda spend more time with her husband and children and give Alec the chance to get out of the house and meet new people

Alec: “I had to retire due to poor health and underwent two heart bypasses. My mobility declined and my daughter, Linda, moved to live closer to me so she could help around the house.”

Linda: “I have been caring for Dad with the help of my husband now for about 11 years. I visit Dad twice a day, seven days a week and he has a buzzer to call me any time, day or night. I enjoy caring for Dad but it can be overwhelming at times and my own health began to suffer due to the stress. It’s the loneliness that’s the worst – I am with Dad most days but he needs other people around him, not just me. The MCF pays for Dad to go to a day centre twice a week which helps with his loneliness but also allows me to spend time with my husband, children and grandchildren or focus on work.”

Alec: “I’ve got a lovely family, lovely neighbours and wonderful Brethren. I want the Brethren of my Lodges to know how grateful I am and how thankful I am for all the help and support they’ve given me in the last 50 years of Masonry. Without them, I don’t know what I would do.”

Are you eligible for support?

If you regularly care for another person, you may be eligible for support from the Foundation.

Our grants can be used in a variety of ways and individuals can choose what works for them. Grants can support short-term residential care breaks, domiciliary care in an individual’s own home or care at a day centre. Our grants can fund short breaks at any residential or nursing home or day service, so families can choose care that is convenient for them.

 

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