FAQ’S

Please speak to the Recording Brother or Secretary at your home ecclesia in the first instance. They may be able to help you locally, and will get in touch with us for additional support if necessary. All requests are treated in the strictest confidence.

Unfortunately you must go through your ecclesia. Usually this will be your Recording Brother/Secretary, but your ecclesia may have a brother or sister responsible for welfare matters who you could speak to. The CBF deal with all cases in the strictest confidence.

You should contact the CBF Secretary, Usually all the CBF Secretary needs is a brief factual report, with an assessment of what help has been given or could be available elsewhere (e.g. is the brother or sister concerned getting all the benefits they’re entitled to; can other family members help; can the ecclesia help). If there is a shortfall the CBF will normally be able to make up what is lacking. The CBF usually make a decision and make the funds available to the ecclesia for disbursement in a matter of days. The CBF deal with all cases in the strictest confidence.

No, the CBF helps brothers and sisters in need and their families regardless of age.

No, the main purpose of the Holiday Scheme is to give brothers and sisters in need a holiday. Current grants for 2019 are £500 per person per week for up to two weeks for accommodation and £200 per person for travel.
The CBF do help a number of Bible Schools by meeting part of the costs of any subsidy they give to families and those unable to afford the full cost.

Yes, the Holiday Scheme can also be used for respite care. A copy of the form is available via our website or through your Recording Brother/Secretary. If you unable to obtain a copy please contact the CBF to request one. The CBF recommends CCH Homes for quality care in the company of other brothers and sisters. Please contact the home manager or the CCH (Christadelphian Care Homes) Admissions Supervisor (details are in the CALS Diary) to check on availability.

Yes, we have Fuel and Water bills schemes. Your Recording Brother/Secretary will normally have a copy of the form to use, if they don’t they can contact the CBF to request one. Current grants for 2020 are £380 for fuel and £280 for water.

You should contact the CCH, (Christadelphian Care Home), Admissions Secretary to decide which Home is best for you and the level of care you need. CCH will carry out a detailed financial assessment and will let the CBF know each quarter if there’s a shortfall in the cost of your care.

There are lots of ways to get involved. You can make a one-off donation, or set up a regular payment. Better still, if you’re a UK taxpayer you may be able to Gift Aid your donation. Please download the form from our website or contact the CBF Treasurer for more information. Make sure your ecclesia has regular collections for the CBF. You could organise a fundraising event and the CBF would be happy to arrange for one of our Trustees to come and make a presentation. Please contact the CBF Secretary, Mark Halstead, for more information.