Non Masonic Resources

Good funeral guide

An independent not-for-profit organization offering information about planning for a funeral.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Offers support after the death of someone close. 0808 808 1677

The Headstone Guide

A guide to choosing and buying a headstone.

The Compassionate Friends

Support for family when a child dies, given by other bereaved parents. 0345 123 2304

Winston’s Wish

Provides services for bereaved children, young people and their families. 01242 515 157

Age UK

Tackling issues relating to aging or telephone 0800 169 2081

Independent Age

Combatting financial, social and information poverty or telephone 0800 319 6789

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Supporting families, adults or children, with severe learning disabilities or challenging behaviour or telephone 01634 838739

Carers Trust

Support for anyone living with the challenges of caring for a loved one or telephone 0300 772 9600

Carers UK

Gives expert advice , information and support to carers or telephone 0808 808 7777

Home Instead

Support to be able to stay in own home by provision of live in carers or telephone 0808 503 5197

Right at Home

Care, support or company at home or telephone 0151 305 0770


Advice and guidance on debt management or telephone 0800 138 1111

National Debtline

Confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems or telephone 0808 808 4000


Advice on accessing available welfare benefits and grants or telephone 0808 802 2000

Money Advice Service

Provides free and impartial advice to help people manage their money or telephone 0800 138 7777

The Money Charity

Helps people make the most of their money by developing their skills or telephone 030 7062 8933


Support for servicemen, veterans and their families or telephone 0800 260 6767

Red Cross

Supporting a crisis with kindness or telephone 0344 871 1111


A confidential telephone counselling service for those with facing a crisis or telephone 116 123


Mental health services spanning long term care through to practical help and advice or telephone 0300 5000 927

Alzheimer’s Society

Improving the quality of life for those affected by Dementia or telephone 0330 333 0804


Support for children with life limiting illnesses or telephone 020 8940 2575


Information and advice for people with Cerebral Palsy and their carers or telephone 0808 800 3333

Parkinson’s UK

Improvement of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease and attempt to find a cure or telephone 0808800 0303

Elderly Accommodation Counsel

Helps older people make informed decisions about their housing and care needs or telephone 0800 377 7070


Provides free professional and independent advice to homeless and badly housed people or telephone 0808 800 4444


The national charity for homeless people or telephone 0300 636 1967

The Housing Ombudsman

A free independent organization to resolve housing disputes regarding rented properties or telephone 0300 111 3000


It must be understood that the information provided on these pages is in no way considered to be a recommendation of any service or service provider. The reader is strongly urged to enquire with due diligence as to the suitability of care and or service being offered. Neither the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons or the United Grand Lodge of England, accepts any liability for services provided by any of the named agencies contained herein.