Welcome to the Support Network
Support Network exists to help Members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers who are in need, and is also able to help their partners and immediate family. We help all age groups, from the youngest child to the oldest pensioner.
More on how we help
If you're having financial difficulties, the sooner you take action the better. Ignoring debts won't make them disappear. To talk to one of our money advisors call free on 0808 802 1805.
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Information and advice Do you need general advice? Our new free telephone helpline operated by Advice Express can assist with a whole range of day-to-day enquiries including issues related to employment, housing, consumer problems, family and relationship difficulties, pension and welfare benefits. You can call them on our dedicated number of 01275 376 029 and their service is available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, and at weekends 9am-12noon. All advisors are based in the UK.
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Do you need to move in a new direction: help to find a job
If you’re an IMechE member, or a member of your family is, then we can provide face-to-face employment coaching. You can discover where, and how to acquire new skills; learn new job hunting techniques; develop a powerful CV; boost your confidence and self-esteem; and identify your key personal strengths. An individual diagnostic session tailored to your needs is provided at no charge. (Subsequent sessions may also be provided on a free basis depending on means).
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Support Network provides free legal advice to the family members of Members and former members of the IMechE, (and to former members themselves), through our partnership with Law Express. Just call the Support Network offices on 020 7304 6816 to be referred, and/or click here for online legal information or for further details about the service, which covers legal issues in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland jurisdictions.
*A free legal advice service for current members of the IMechE is available from Purple Legal on 0845 567 7003 or via www.imeche.org/services/business/LegalAdvice
Care advice for older people from our partner charity, Independent Age
We know that caring for someone, and considering and obtaining the support that they need, especially in respect of moving into residential care, can be a confusing and distressing experience. So we are pleased to offer a quality-assured advice and information service in partnership with Independent Age, a well-established charity working with and for older people, their families and carers. They are specialists in providing information and advice about care and support issues for older people living in their own homes, with their family, in residential care or temporarily in hospital.