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    National older person’s charity MHA announces new Chief Executive

    National older person’s charity MHA announces new Chief Executive

    National older person’s charity MHA has announced Sam Monaghan as its new Chief Executive.   Sam joins MHA from Barnardo’s, where he was Corporate Director Children’s Services. Prior to that, he worked at Action for Children and was a practitioner and manager in social services for a number of years.   MHA provides care, support […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hull care home joins the ranks of the elite in MHA’s 75th year

    Hull care home joins the ranks of the elite in MHA’s 75th year

    A Care Home in Hull has become one of only eight establishments in England to get a perfect rating from the independent regulator of health and social care in England, as its operator, MHA, celebrates its 75th anniversary. Willersley House Care Home in Willerby near Hull has been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all five […]

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    Care home residents to be stars of the show on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Christmas

    Care home residents to be stars of the show on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Christmas

    Residents at MHA’s ‘Outstanding’ Starr Hills Care Home in Lytham St Annes will be the stars of the show when BBC Radio 2 features the home on Christmas morning.   Good Morning Christmas, broadcast from 6 to 8am, will be presented by the Rev Kate Bottley, who is a regular on Radio 2’s The Sunday […]

    24th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    MHA’s music therapy to be showcased on BBC Radio 4

    MHA’s music therapy to be showcased on BBC Radio 4

    MHA’s music therapy service for residents living with dementia will be showcased on BBC Radio 4’s The Untold when it follows the story of a resident at Torrwood care home in Wells, Somerset.   The half-hour documentary, due to be broadcast on Monday 18 December at 11am, features resident Paul Mosby, along with wife Yvonne […]

    14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    MHA’s Chaplaincy team has been awarded the 3rd Sector Care award for its work on end of life care.    The charity’s approach to end of life care is encapsulated in its specially-designed programme called The Final Lap which aims to make sure all its care homes are places where death and dying are faced […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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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