“The Royal Masonic Benevolant Institution seeks to offer high quality care, support and assistance to older Freemasons and their dependants. It is committed to ensuring the right of every individual to dignity, respect, choice and control over their own life is upheld and maintained”.
The RMBI has been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants since 1842 – well over 160 years. As an organisation the RMBI offers degrees of care, support and assistance appropriate to the individual’s needs. The care provided by the RMBI is exclusively for brethren, wives, widows and other dependants who meet eligibility criteria. Advice is also provided for those in difficulty but who wish to remain in their own homes.
The RMBI accommodates over 1000 residents in 17 Care Homes around the country. In addition, a number of other people living in the community receive pastoral care visits from the ‘Care Advice Team’. Over 3000 people benefit from the services of the RMBI and over 2000 of these are women.
A limited number of two week holidays are also made available to Annuitants and recipients of the Masonic Relief Grant each year at four selected UK sites (Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Llandudno and Thorpe Bay). A winter holiday in Malta is also available for those who need to escape from the cold and damp.