Norfolk Freemasons

With 6 million members worldwide, 200,00 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 3,200 in Norfolk. With 76 Lodges in Norfolk and 17 in Norwich we cover the whole spectrum of society. Nationally the United Grand Lodge of England distributes circa £4-5 million anually to: registered charities, medical research and to other causes and individuals and a simmilar amount to support the 200,000 members, their wives/partners, children and grandchildren and widows.

Updated:
9 June 2017
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Community organisations, Health, Membership Organisations, Social Care, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We have care homes with specialist Dementia and Alzheimer facilities and trained professional staff and care workers. Lodge Almoners support at local level with a range of care and support to members, their wives/partners, children and grandchildren as well as the 780 widows of Freemasons in Norfolk. Almoners visit regularly and for support issues beyond their ability to resolve to the Provincial Almoner and thence to the national charity - the Masonic Charitable Foundation or 'MCF'.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

1.  To train Lodge Almoners as Dementia Friends so they have awareness of dementia, are able to support Brethren who are personally affected and/or their carers, so they remain engaged in Freemasonry.  

2.  To make Dementia Friends training part of the Almoner awareness and role and to ensure this remains an active part of this role.  

3.  To cascade information to Lodge members to increase understanding, help those affected to live well with dementia by signposting the breadth of dementia services Norwich has to offer i.e. care options, carers support & advice, financial & legal support, and the growing list of dementia friendly locations.   

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2. Actions

  • Promote Dementia Friends Programme

    To train Lodge Almoners as Dementia Friends so they have awareness of dementia, are able to support Brethren who are personally affected and/or their carers, so they remain engaged in Freemasonry.  

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  • Raising Awareness

    To make Dementia Friends training part of the Almoner awareness and role and to ensure this remains an active part of this role.  

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  • Signposting dementia services to Lodge members

    To cascade information to Lodge members to increase understanding, help those affected to live well with dementia by signposting the breadth of dementia services Norwich has to offer i.e. care options, carers support & advice, financial & legal support, and the growing list of dementia friendly locations.   

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