If you’re going through a difficult time, a caring, friendly face and a non-judgemental, listening ear goes a long, long way.

It might be that you find it difficult to get out and about and would like us to pop by for a cup of tea and a chat. You may be recovering from an operation, coping with an on-going health condition, bereavement or have caring responsibilities. Or you may be feeling low or lonely. Being there for our members, to help where we can, is important to us.

Care and Welfare at the Oddfellows reflects our ethos of ‘mutual support’ and, in the main, is delivered by member volunteer Branch Welfare Visitors, although some larger Branches employ Care Co-ordinators.

Our Branch Care and Welfare Support teams will help where they can, or will call on the wider support of others in or outside of the Society to help you access the services or advice that you may need.

Whatever difficulty you're facing – no matter how small – make sure you get in touch.

Accessing Branch Care and Welfare Support is a membership benefit from day one.

How to access Branch Care and Welfare Support
All you need to do is contact your Branch Secretary. You can find their details by using our Branch Finder. All Branch Care and Welfare Support teams carry identity badges, so you can feel confident about any home visits.

Oddfellows members also have the support of an Oddfellows Citizens Advice Line and a Care and Welfare Helpline, as well as many other supportive membership benefits.

Interested in becoming a member volunteer Branch Welfare Visitor?
To date, we have over 300 trained member volunteer Branch Welfare Visitors in various locations across the country. If you are an Oddfellows member, have some time free and think you have the supportive skills required to help other members through difficult times, then we'd love to hear from you. Training and on-going support is provided. Find out more about the role of a Branch Welfare Visitor in our Jobs and volunteering section.

Not yet an Oddfellows member? Branch Care and Welfare Support is just one of the many benefits of Oddfellows membership. Discover other ways in which we can help you get even more out of life.