Foresters Customers

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Foresters Customers

Foresters Extras - Available at no extra cost

By taking out any of our Foresters plans you automatically become a member of the Society which gives you access to Foresters Extras - our membership package at no additional cost.

We constantly review all our benefits to make sure our members get the best options.

The membership benefits we provide aren't regulated and are regularly reviewed by us to ensure they are relevant to our members.

Financial Assistance - Discretionary Grants

We provide a number of discretionary financial grants to help you to cover the cost of things like higher education, healthcare costs and convalescence assistance. If you would like to find out more information on any of our discretionary grants, including how to make a claim, then don't hesitate to call us on 0800 783 4162.

Healthcare Grants

Our discretionary grants include assistance to cover the cost of dental and optical care.

Financial support for you

The Foresters Support fund makes grants available to help our adult members (over the age of 18) in times of hardship by paying up to £1,000 to assist with difficult times. For example, discretionary grants of this kind have helped our members affected by floods and members facing illness.

Educational Awards

Our Education Awards provide grants for members aged 16 and over who are in further education and studying for a recognised qualification. Up to £220 a year can be awarded for a full-time course, which will help to cover the cost of books, travel expenses or other items.

Convalescent Grants

Our discretionary Convalescent Grants assist members recuperating after short or long illnesses by providing a stay in a convalescent home free of charge. Foresters Friendly Society supports a convalescent home in Bridlington, Yorkshire, which has been used by thousands of our members to rest, recuperate and recover following illness. Members can stay for up to two weeks over two years and non-members, such as spouses, can accompany them for an additional charge. We also provide grants for stays in convalescent homes in other locations. For further information please call 0800 101 8310.

Financial support for children

As part of our benevolent approach, the Foresters Child Support fund was set up to commemorate members who died during the First World War. To this day it continues to provide financial assistance and children can receive up to £500 every year until their 19th birthday for:

  • The relief, maintenance or education of children who have lost a parent
  • The relief or maintenance of a totally incapacitated parent or parents
  • Children who are incapacitated or have special needs.
  • Children who are carers.

If you'd like to find out more information on any of our discretionary grants, including how to make a claim, then don't hesitate to call us on 0800 783 4162.

Foresters Care

We all know somebody who has been diagnosed with a serious health condition. Usually the treatment received is first class but often the practical help and emotional support needed by the individual and their family can be missing. The focus is on treating the condition and there is no time or resource left to provide much needed support throughout what can be a traumatic journey. Any member struggling with a serious health condition, or diagnosed with one in the future can use Foresters Care.

If you would like to speak to Foresters Care please call 01244 625180
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Confidential, independent care advisory service

Did you know that…

  • "4 in 10 people will get cancer at some point in their lives" Macmillan Cancer Support
  • "Around 1 million men and nearly 500,000 women have had a heart attack in the UK" British Heart Foundation
  • "At least 450,000 people are severely disabled as a result of a stroke in England" Stroke Association
  • "13m working days can be lost each year in the UK because of mental health issues" Office for National Statistics

Personal Nurse Adviser

Through Foresters Care, you will have access to your own Personal Nurse Adviser who will be there for you to provide practical information and emotional support for as long as you need it. This is a confidential, free service.

They may be able to access a specialist nurse to answer your questions, or it may be more helpful for them to arrange a course of therapy or counselling for you from a qualified professional, alongside access to specialist organisations, helplines, or local support groups.

In this way you will have support every step of the way.

And finally, your Personal Nurse Adviser will also be able to arrange a Treatment Sourcing Service if you want a rapid diagnosis or otherwise wish to pay for your own treatment. By organising this through Foresters Care you will save an annual fee of £35.

Mental Health Programme

Foresters Care also provides a mental health programme which aims to help people reduce their levels of depression and anxiety. This programme gives tailored advice, information and emotional support and can also be used for those affected by serious health issues. The programme is structured to provide continuing support to help achieve the best possible outcome for members.

If you would like to speak to Foresters Care please call 01244 625180
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

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Manchester Unity Credit Union

Foresters’ members can join Manchester Unity Credit Union (MUCU), a financial co-operative owned and controlled by its members.  MUCU offers savings from a minimum £5 a month, and when you have a savings history with them, you may also be eligible to borrow money (subject to status, Terms and Conditions apply).

Manchester Unity Credit Union is an independent organisation and
further information about joining can be obtained
by calling 0161 214 4629 or by visiting

Please note that Foresters Friendly Society takes no responsibility
for the information provided on the Manchester Unity Credit Union website.

Manchester Unity Credit Union Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, Reg No 213401.