The new Care Structure
At Provincial Grand Lodge in October 2013 the Provincial Grand Master launched the new Care Team Structure headed by the Provincial Grand Almoner Ernie Greenhalgh and his Deputy Paul Webster. The Provincial Website provides information on the structure and members of the new team.
As part of the ongoing work undertaken by the team during this Masonic year Almoners are receiving a new booklet at their respective Installations from the Group Local Care Officer.
The booklet outlines their duties and is a guide to assist them in the event of any matters arising from their day to day role, including the completion of application forms for Masonic assistance.
A new Care presentation and DVD is being given by the Local Care Officer at Lodges and Chapter meeting and we would encourage both to get in touch with Ken Robinson your Local Care Officer in the event of the Lodge or Chapter having no initiation or exaltation on a particular evening to invite Ken along to give the presentation.
Freemasonry Cares – provides a free contact number in the event of a Freemason or his dependents requiring some form of assistance and where the applicant may be too embarrassed to contact the Lodge/Chapter Almoner or the Local Care Officer.
Contact details tel 0800 035 60 90 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While our Care System in West Lancashire is second to none, if any brother knows of anyone in need you can contact either the Local Care Officer or the Regional Care Officer in complete confidence, after which the enquiry would be passed to the almoner concerned.
For assistance contact:
Ken Robinson Local Care Officer Tel: 01229 824002 email email@example.com
Bob Stafford Regional Care Officer Tel: 01253 702534 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Freemasonry Cares – provides a free contact number in the event of a Freemason or his dependents requiring some form of assistance and where the applicant may be to embarrassed to contact the Lodge/Chapter Almoner or the Local Care Officer may not be.
WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE
Our system now covers just about every eventuality in Financial, Health, and Family Care. The details are listed further down the page, but if you think you might have a potential applicant, the first thing to do is talk with the Local Care Officer (Ken Robinson 01229 824002) Working on the assumption that the main criteria’s are met, he will then issue you with the correct forms to make the application.
To make sure the applicant is claiming all his entitlement from Local and Central Government, copies of the following are required by all our Charities.