Social Isolation Toolkit
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.
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.
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.
Masonic Widows Association
The Surrey Masonic Widows Association is tackling loneliness and social isolation in Surrey by hosting regular meet ups for all of its members.