Social isolation can affect people of all ages and backgrounds; including elderly people who live alone, single parent families, or people with a disability. Prolonged social isolation can have serious consequences, causing a negative impact on both mental and physical health.

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Designed with almoners in mind, our social isolation toolkit offers a range of practical tools and resources to help provinces tackle loneliness and social isolation in their local communities.

Resources will be added over time and will include a selection of case studies, ‘how to’ guides and videos, highlighting examples of good practice gathered from across the masonic community.

Yorkshire West Riding’s
telephone befriending service

Yorkshire West Riding’s telephone befriending service supports local members of the masonic community who are at risk of loneliness.

Discover how the service works, how it is making a difference and how you could create a similar service in your province >>

Managing a contacts list

Maintaining good records of Brethren and their families is an essential part of being a lodge almoner and keeping in touch with lodge members and their families.

Learn how to effectively manage a contacts list >>