Central masonic charities launch new Advice and Support Team

Bringing together the skills and expertise of the existing RMBI Care Advice Team and the RMTGB Welfare Team, a new cohesive Advice and Support service launched yesterday, 1 June. The Advice and Support Team will deliver support to Freemasons and their families on behalf of all four central Masonic charities.

What they do

The Advice and Support Team provide a free, independent and confidential service, offering advice, guidance and support on a range of issues that affect individuals.

Nothing is too big or small. Whether you or someone you know is struggling with a short-term financial setback or severe health issues that are making it hard to cope, the Advice and Support Team are available to help you.

The service is open to all, whether you are an Almoner supporting members of your Lodge or Province, or an individual Freemason, wife or partner of a Freemason, including children and grandchildren. As long as you have a masonic connection, you can access the services of the Advice and Support Team.

How they can help

As well as providing information and support to Almoners, the Advice and Support team work directly with individuals in need of assistance. The Advice and Support Team know a lot about what support is available to help you through tough times and can help you to explore your options, signpost you to organisations and services that could help, or just be there to listen. The Team can:

  • Provide advice on support available from the central Masonic charities if you have financial worries and assist with the application process.
  • Give guidance and advice on the range of services and benefits available from the Government and other agencies and help you to apply.
  • If you have a health or care issue, discuss the options available to you and help you to access the right level of support.
  • Provide practical support and guidance to families to protect the welfare and education of children and young people.

A professional approach

The Advice and Support Team are available to assist you. They are committed to making sure you get the help you need and ensuring the advice and support they offer is clear, professional, non-judgmental and responsive.

If you would like to get in touch with the Advice and Support Team or find out more about how they can help:

Call: 0800 035 60 90
Email: help@freemasonrycares.org
Visit: www.freemasonrycares.org

Posted in Charity News on June 9th, 2014 by David Clough

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