Support Network is the personal and practical support charity for members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and their family.
To be eligible to use our services or to become a volunteer with us, you need to be:
- An IMechE member at any grade of membership or duration, resident anywhere in the world (though non-UK service provision might differ due to providers).
- The partner, widower, widow, child, adult child, parent, relative or other ‘dependant’ of an IMechE member, resident anywhere in the world, and the family of a deceased member.
- In certain circumstances we can also help former members and/or their family, though applications are treated on a case by case basis.
Support Network provides information, advice, and financial, emotional and practical assistance to people in need. These people could be present or past Institution members, their partners, children or other dependants.
There are a number of different ways in which Support Network can assist, and in addition to the range of responses below, we will always try and be flexible in our approach in order to meet individual needs:
We rely on our team of volunteer visitors to help us assess new applications for support and keep in touch through making social visits.
Our board of Trustees is also largely drawn from the IMechE membership.
We are grateful that many members donate to Support Network by making a voluntary £10 donation with their annual subscription, thank you, and also through payroll giving, Gift Aid and/or regular payments throughout the year.
To find out how you can help by volunteering or making a donation please contact us.
We can be reached by email at email@example.com or you can phone us at + 44 (0)20 7304 6812 or 6816. We look forward to hearing from you.