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MHA research highlights over 75 years olds have no contact with others 80% of the time

MHA research highlights over 75 years olds have no contact with others 80% of the time

New research undertaken by MHA, one of the largest charities for older people in Britain, indicates that those aged over 75 years old only have meaningful contact for 80% of the week* This, on top of the fact that 49% of over 75s live alone**, highlights the chronic issue of loneliness and isolation amongst older […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, an air cadet who recently started volunteering at welsh care home MHA Hafan y Waun as part of an ex-services project, has found a firm friend in resident Derek Bedford.   Carwyn, who has plans to become an engineer in the RAF, regularly visits the home to chat with Derek about his experiences […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
MHA celebrate shortlisting for two care awards

MHA celebrate shortlisting for two care awards

The high quality of care at MHA has been formally recognised after it has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. MHA’s approach to improving quality in its care homes and retirement living schemes which are registered with the inspection body the Care Quality Commission have led it to being a finalist in the Innovation in […]

6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Pedal power delivers vital funds for music therapy

Pedal power delivers vital funds for music therapy

Pedal power has helped raise vital funds for music therapy in MHA’s care homes after four colleagues from APS Group cycled from France to Cheadle and raised £20,000 for the service. The older person’s charity MHA provides music therapy free of charge for some of its residents living with dementia in its 54 specialist dementia […]

3rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Seize the Day’ initiative brings the wild to Colne care home re-launch

‘Seize the Day’ initiative brings the wild to Colne care home re-launch

102-year-old Elsie Jackson ticked a big ambition off her list on Saturday, after MHA Belvedere Manor on Gibfield Road in Colne invited several birds of prey to their re-launch party. The Silk care home is now under the management of national charity, MHA, which has almost 75 years’ experience providing accommodation and support for older […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

On 14th June, MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home Scheme will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Floral Hall, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. Taking place from 12.30-3.30pm, The Lord Mayor Cllr Ross Irving and other local dignitaries will be in attendance. Since 1989, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Deed-Cember off to great start with over 125 good deeds have been officially registered up and down the country

Good Deed-Cember off to great start with over 125 good deeds have been officially registered up and down the country

MHA, one of the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for more than 70 years, launched a new awareness campaign on 29 November: ‘Good Deed-cember’. So far over 125 good deeds have been officially registered with MHA  (via “Good Deed-Cember” cards, sent in to the charity)  and through social media MHA has reached […]

21st December 2016 | By | Reply More
MHA launches Christmas campaign highlighting issues of loneliness amongst the elderly

MHA launches Christmas campaign highlighting issues of loneliness amongst the elderly

MHA, one of the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for more than 70 years, has launched a new awareness campaign: ‘Good Deed-cember’. The campaign highlights isolation and loneliness amongst older people, and shows that by connecting them with local communities this growing crisis can be alleviated. Members of one of MHA’s […]

9th December 2016 | By | Reply More
MHA launches fundraising campaign to address ‘Music Therapy gap’

MHA launches fundraising campaign to address ‘Music Therapy gap’

MHA has launched its fundraising campaign for its ground breaking Music Therapy treatment for people living with dementia.  This treatment has been proven to seriously alleviate the symptoms of dementia for people living with dementia (whether suffering or carers), yet figures from MHA show that only one in 1,000 dementia patients are exposed to this […]

30th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak completes two retirement living schemes for MHA worth £8.5m

Castleoak completes two retirement living schemes for MHA worth £8.5m

Castleoak, the leading developer and construction partner to the care sector, has delivered two assisted living schemes for national charity MHA as part of an £8.5 million contract. The Maples, in Peterborough, offers 37 one and two bedroom high specification apartments for rent and thirteen care studios. Fitzwarren Court, in Swindon, comprises 33 one and […]

8th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Chief Inspector of Hospitals welcomes new Mental Health Act code of practice

Chief Inspector of Hospitals welcomes new Mental Health Act code of practice

This year saw publication of the latest revision of the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice. The MHA Code of Practice gives providers advice on how to make sure that the Mental Health Act 1983 is followed correctly and is used in the best interest of people who are detained under that Act. The […]

21st January 2015 | By | Reply More
Methodist Homes welcome new Chair Graham Smith

Methodist Homes welcome new Chair Graham Smith

Graham Smith has been installed as the new Chair for national charity Methodist Homes (MHA).   The charity, which provides accommodation, care and support services to 16,000 older people across the UK, made the announcement as Keith Salsbury completed his six-year term in the role.   Mr Salsbury has been an active and popular Board […]

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