You may have heard of the term ‘life admin’ – a list of personal tasks that need to be completed outside work such as paying bills or replying to emails.
Many of us are able to handle these day-to-day tasks, however during unexpected or difficult times, life admin can be much more serious and daunting.
Whether you’re a single parent struggling to work out your benefit entitlement, a student trying to fund university studies or a full-time carer researching respite care options, our Advice & Support Team is here to help.
When 81-year-old Freemason, Geoff, was hit by a number of tragedies, our Adviser, Claire, helped him to access the support he needed.
“I’ve had a disastrous three years. My wife, Carol, had lung cancer and a very bad stroke which was the beginning of a lot of trauma for us. Shortly after, we lost both our sons to illness and our daughter died suddenly in her sleep. She went to bed one night and didn’t wake up.
“Because of Carol’s cancer, she’s constantly hooked up to oxygen which makes it hard for her to leave the house. My daughter used to take her around the supermarket but now she has died my wife is even more limited, which frustrates her.
“My lodge Almoner got in touch with our local Adviser, Claire, who has visited us at home two or three times. I have a bit of difficulty getting around myself but I didn’t know I could get any support for this until I spoke to Claire. She helped us complete an application for support from the MCF and we received two rise and recline chairs to help us get up and about a little easier. It’s so nice to have a knowledgeable support unit to rely on – it really put my mind at ease.