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
Financial Assistance - Discretionary Grants
We provide a number of discretionary financial grants to help
you to cover the cost of things like higher education, dental and
optical care and convalescence assistance. Once you have been a
member for six months, you can apply for any of our discretionary
Dental and Optical 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
Our Education Awards provide grants
for members aged16 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.
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.
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
- The relief or maintenance of a totally incapacitated parent or
- 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.
Financial Assistance - Online Discounts
Online discounts with leading UK retailers through
mywebclub is an online club that
unites discounted shopping with useful news, articles and handy
product reviews. We have partnered with mywebclub to provide you
with a whole new shopping experience including discounts from
leading retailers such as Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser,
Boots, Thomas Cook and Evans Cycles. Available to Foresters
members, it allows you to:
- Purchase discounted products and services from a wide range of
- Donate money to charity - just by purchasing products via
- Read provider reviews and articles to help you make informed
- Find interesting news, guides and information about the
products and services on offer
Please call us on 0800 783 4162 and
we will provide you with the sign up code so that you can benefit
from the offers available.
Click here to acces mywebclub
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
If you would like to
speak to Foresters Care please call 01273 716700
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
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.
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.
would like to speak to Foresters Care please call 01273
Foresters Care is
provided by RED ARC Assured Ltd, an independent care advisory
service. To find out more about the services provided by RED ARC
please visit their website>>
Read what our customers think about
RED ARC's service>>
GP Consultation Service
Foresters Extras gives you access to our 24/7 GP Consultation
Service. This service enables Foresters members to have guaranteed
access to a qualified doctor from the comfort of their own home or
workplace. The service provides telephone consultations or online
face-to-face consultations via webcam and private prescription
medication that can be delivered to your home or workplace (if the
GP and patient feel it is appropriate and necessary).
To contact the GP
Consultation Service please call 0845 319 0063.
GP Telephone Consultation Service
Foresters Friendly Society's private
GP Telephone Consultation Service means you can talk, in
confidence, to a qualified practising GP without the worry and
inconvenience of time constraints. Every call remains confidential
and the service is available 24 hours a day, every single day of
the year from anywhere in the world.
Online Doctor Consultation Service
You can also arrange an online
webcam consultation so you can easily explain your symptoms to the
doctor. The doctor can use images and a note board to help you with
any explanation or diagnosis. The Online Doctor Consultation
service is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm, excluding
Private Prescription Service
Now you can obtain private
prescription medication from the comfort of your own home or
workplace. The GP Consultation Service can raise an electronic
prescription to Pharmacy2U where experienced pharmacists will check
and arrange to send the medication, by secure 1st class royal mail
to your address.
Benefits for Foresters members
- Guaranteed, convenient, worldwide access to qualified,
- Diagnosis and reassurance regarding any health concerns, and
further explanation of conditions/medication/treatment options
- No limit to the number of consultations available to
- Consultations can be as long or as frequent as
- Doctor's diagnosis and advice takes into account the member's
personal medical history as GP notes are available to
contact the GP Consultation Service please call 0845 319
The GP Consultation Service is provided by Medical Solutions UK
Calls cost a
maximum of 4p per minute from a BT landline, calls from non-BT
lines will vary. The price of calls from mobile telephones will
depend on your contract terms. This service is not designed to
replace the care of your own NHS GP. You may still need to contact
your own GP. You should not use this service in an emergency or for
urgent conditions, so as not to delay necessary treatment.
GP Consultation Service Testimonial
"I had treatment and left hospital
confused and worried with a family history of kidney disease and
potentially a two week wait to speak to a consultant, I called the
GP Advice Line. During a 25 minute consultation covering my
history, current problems, previous tests and results, and every
aspect of my current treatment and tests, he gave me advice about
the sort of questions to ask my consultant and the reasons why to
ask the questions. The consultation lasted for 25 minutes, I have
never been more comfortable talking to a Doctor as I was last
evening or more confident.
Thank you so much for providing a
professional but friendly service, also having the comfort of
knowing that you can be contacted at any time and even when we are
out of the country, we are going on holiday in a few weeks time,
this service has given us both a great deal of peace of mind.Thank
you again for an excellent service".
Ms DG from Bristol.
Legal Advice Helpline
Every person will require legal assistance at some point during
their lifetime - from purchasing your first home, a birth,
bereavement or resolving a conflict. The legal world can often seem
detached and unapproachable and, coupled with a fear of high bills,
often means you don't seek professional advice when you need
For immediate legal
assistance please contact the Legal Advice
on 0845 676 9484.
Help whenever you have a legal related query or issue
The Legal Advice helpline is
provided free for Foresters members to use and is designed to help
whenever you have a legal related query or issue - all in a
practical and straight forward manner.
- Qualified lawyers are on hand to discuss your 'matter' whenever
the need should arise, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- Your call is confidential and the advice extends across all
areas of the law; Consumer, Property, Matrimonial, Wills &
Probate, Civil Litigation, Criminal, Employment, Medical Negligence
or Personal Injury.
- A specialist Concierge team are also available to help you to
engage the services of a Solicitor should the need arise.
immediate assistance please call 0845 676 9484.
The Legal Advice
helpline is a unique service provided by Darbys Solicitors LLP, as
part of their Purple Legal support
scheme, one of the largest full-service law firms in the
Help with writing a Will
Discounted will writing services
Research by Foresters Friendly
Society and ICM found that over half of the UK population has not
made a Will (May 2011). If a person dies without writing a Will,
their wishes may not be carried out after their death. Their estate
may not automatically go to the person they wanted it to.
Our discounted Will writing service
is available to all our members via mywebclub. Alternatively, we
now offer the option of a full legal Will worth £199 with each 50+
Life Cover policy carrying a monthly premium of £25 or
Over 50 Life Cover >>
Save money on your home insurance
We've teamed up with Ecclesiastical
- a company that shares many of our values - to bring Foresters'
customers a saving of up to 30%* on Ecclesiastical Home Insurance
when contents and buildings insurance are bought together
With a five star rating from
Defaqto, Ecclesiastical home insurance is among the best policies
in the market, offering generous levels of cover as standard -
including up to £500,000 buildings cover and up to £60,000 contents
To find out more, simply visit www.ecclesiastical.com/foresters and see
if switching your home insurance could save you money.
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