Our resident Almoner answers your questions about the support we provide.
My partner has moved into a residential care home and I’m struggling to afford the costs of visiting them. Can the MCF help fund my travel expenses?
Yes – it is possible that the MCF can consider a grant towards travel costs to and from a care home or hospital. Call our enquiries line on 0800 035 60 90.
I am feeling lonely. Does the MCF run any befriending services?
Not directly – but the MCF can liaise with the local masonic community to help you meet new people. In addition, our Advice & Support Team have a wealth of knowledge about organisations in your local area that can support people in similar situations, and would be happy to discuss these with you.
I have mobility issues which make it difficult to leave the house. I’m facing a long wait to get an NHS assessment for my health condition. Can the MCF help?
Yes – the MCF can consider grants for ramps, rails or stairlifts to make it easier to move around your home as well as grants for powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters to help you get about outside.