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BBC interviewing MHA care home resident

Media interviews are available with MHA staff working across the country with comment on health and social care issues for older people. These can be organised by contacting the media team.

The media team can also help you with statements on stories you are producing, comment pieces on issues affecting older people and helping with research for features, whether written, online or broadcast. Authors of our opinion posts can also be commissioned to write comment and opinion pieces for media outlets.

To talk through your needs, get in touch with us at 01332 221954 / 07817 011502 or email press@mha.org.uk

You can also follow us on Twitter @MethodistHomes like us on Facebook or connect with us on LinkedIn to find out more about MHA.

Facts and figures about MHA at a glance

  • One of the UK’s largest charities for older people
  • 88 care homes with 4,600 residents stretching from South Larnakshire in Scotland across to Aberystwyth in Wales and down to Cornwall in the south west.
  • 73 retirement living schemes across the UK ranging from apartments to buy or rent for those able to live a true independent life through to apartments for couples where one is living with dementia and needing extra care and support
  • 61 Live at Home schemes support over 10,330 older people living in their own home through services such as trips out, lunch clubs, befriending, walking groups and exercise classes, all designed to help combat loneliness and isolation among people who live independently in their own home
  • Over 7,000 staff involved in caring for and supporting older people
  • More than 5,500 volunteers helping thousands of older people through Live at Home and support in our care homes and retirement villages
  • A 'Your care’ rating of 96% based on independent national survey of residents’ views of our staff, care and quality of life in 2014
  • Providing pioneering music therapy to people living with dementia in MHA care homes – one of the first to do this and now the biggest employer of music therapists in the country with 21 highly trained therapists
  • Set up in 1943 by a group of Methodists who wanted to improve the quality of life of older people in the time before the creation of Welfare State
  • Our chaplains play a crucial part in life in MHA’s care homes and retirement villages, playing a vital role in simply listening to people and acting as a sounding board for residents, regardless of their religious beliefs

To find out more about Live at Home, music therapy and our Chaplaincy service, download the fact sheets below. 

Live at Home information sheet.pdf

Music therapy information sheet .pdf

Chaplaincy information sheet .pdf


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