The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) offer care and support for older Freemasons, their families and the wider community.
Find below a letter to everyone from Mark LLoyd, RMBI Care Co. Managing Director, discussing some of the challenges the RMBI is facing in the current climate, how they are providing support to care homes across England and Wales, and a volunteer request to all on how you can get involved to provide additional support.
You can read more about the RMBI at https://www.rmbi.org.uk/
I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well in the current climate.
As many of you are aware, we provide care services to older Freemasons and their families across 18 care homes in England and Wales. Currently, we support around 1,000 residents in our Homes with a team of over 1,500 staff.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents and our staff, and for this reason, we are currently closed to all but non-essential visitors in our Homes.
Our staff continue to work incredibly hard doing these difficult times and there are many examples of how staff members are going the extra mile every day, to keep our residents safe. In some Homes, this has included staff shielding residents who are in isolation and spending days away from their families and homes to care for our most vulnerable residents.
We would welcome support for our care staff from our wider community of Freemasons, particularly in the form of meals, groceries or car parking facilities. Please find a list of our Homes at https://www.rmbi.org.uk/care-homes.
If you are able to support our care staff, please could you contact the Home nearest to you to discuss any particular support required with the Home Manager.
Thank you for your continued support for our RMBI Care Co. Homes.
With kind regards,
RMBI Care Co. Managing Director
London Masons have also joined Freemasons from across England and Wales to provide essential PPE equipment to care homes to protect the vulnerable and the staff who care for them. You can read more here.