From Generation to Generation….
Legacy gifts have already made a real difference to those we care for. A gift in your Will to MHA would support us in meeting the challenges still facing us in providing appropriate care for older people into the future. In this way, after you have made provision for family and friends, you can help us provide the right care at the right time for future generations and help us continue to do the extra things that make a difference.
Our only limitation is our resources
Legacy gifts have helped up to provide state of the art equipment in our new homes as well as bringing existing buildings up to a new standard. This includes things like specialist baths at Beechville, our home in Bolton: modern wetrooms in the apartments at Walcot Court in Bath so that as mobility levels change residents are able to remain independent for a little bit longer, or a specially landscaped garden with raised flower beds and well laid paths so that the garden becomes a joy again.
Sometimes it is the smallest of things that make a big difference. The residents at Connell Court at Southport now have a new Sunday best tea set thanks to a legacy gift. Mrs Dorothy Towers said, ”The china set makes Sunday special. It reminds me of the tea-time at my grandparents, and they were very happy times in my life.”
Our services are more varied than ever before and we want to keep responding to the changing expectations and needs of older people; such as finding ways couples can stay together when their care needs differ; offering support to families where a loved one is living with dementia or simply being a friend when no one else is there which helps people stay living at home for longer.
“The volunteer visits have transformed mum, she’s regained so much confidence and energy. Live at Home really is an asset in her life.”
Over the years legacy gifts have been vital in making sure people can continue to be with their loved ones. From the smallest legacy gift of a few pounds to the ones worth several thousand pounds, each has made a difference to the people like Vivien and her mother and the thousands of other people touched by our care each year.
“It can make you feel very guilty when you have to leave the care of your parent to other people but now I can care for my mum in a different way. Thanks to MHA we can spend quality time together, talking and reminiscing in a relaxing environment.” Said Vivien Garrett whose mother lived at David’s House, our Dementia Care Home in Harrow, Middlesex.
Please get in touch with Bobby Youngwood if you would like advice on the correct wording to include a gift to MHA in your Will. We can also send you a glossary of common terms and information sheets to prepare for your visit to your solicitor. Alternatively you can download Drawing up your Will and Personal details leaflets. Please give Bobby a ring on 01332 221946 if you want any help.
If you don’t already have a solicitor you can find a local one from the Law Society or if you just want to make a simple Will you could try totally free Wills and have your Will drawn up by a solicitor free of charge. They will also offer a discount for complex Wills.