MHA believes that gender equality is achieved when everyone has the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society.

“We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

― Gloria Steinem

MHA believes that gender equality is achieved when everyone has the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations, and needs of women, men, and gender-neutral people are equally valued.

MHA is working to ensure that the workplace is an enjoyable environment for all employees, service users and everyone that come into contact with our services.

Gender pay gap

MHA is fully committed to equality. We pay men and women equally for the same role. Our gender pay data shows the difference in average pay between all men and women in the workforce.

MHA’s analysis is positive with a small gap compared to the UK generally, and we remain committed to driving equality through our EDI strategy, policies and practices every day.

Across the organisation men were paid 1.3% more than women in 2023, using a median average calculation. None of our colleagues in the organisation are paid a bonus. MHA employs significantly more women than men, almost a 4.5:1 ratio which results in reasonably significant fluctuations in our gender pay data.

We have a good record of commitment to equality and the development of our people. This is augmented through five staff networks which help further awareness and inclusion for gender, religion, race, sexual orientation and disability. The networks host a variety of events and activities to raise awareness among colleagues and support issues relating to race, faith and belief, gender, disability and sexual orientation.

The median pay gap figure is the most commonly used for the gender pay gap. However, no single metric will capture the full picture of what is happening at an organisation, so it is useful to look at both median and mean pay.

Gender and our workforce 2022-2023

At MHA, the distribution of female employees at MHA is 81.5% across the charity. The gender split of MHA employees largely reflects the Adult Social Care sector.

The gender split at MHA has seen a slight change over the last year. In March 2022 women represented 83.2% across the workforce. 

MHA Gender Pay Gap information

Useful links

The following links will give you access to a number of leading organisations whose work in promoting gender-related equality is recognised either at national or local level.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equal Opportunities Review

About Equal Opportunities 

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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

At MHA, we’re dedicated to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation across the UK.

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