Our Spirituality Strategy

Spirituality has been at the heart of our holistic approach to excellent care and support for people in later life, since MHA was created in 1943.

MHA has a dedicated chaplaincy service, nurturing the spiritual needs of residents, members, families, and colleagues of all beliefs. Although chaplaincy is often the most recognisable resource linked to spiritual care, all our staff play an important part in supporting people’s spirituality.

We know that spirituality is important and everyone’s spirituality is different. Spirituality is that which brings us meaning and purpose; what puts things into perspective and makes us feel a sense of connection to something beyond us.

At MHA, we treat every person as an individual, involving each person in shaping the way we support their spiritual wellbeing. We also recognise that people live connected to many different communities, not least the MHA service to which they belong. Alongside families and friendships, people are often part of social, religious, and activity-based communities.

Our Spirituality Strategy sets out commitments on how spirituality enables residents and members to live later life well, as well as how spirituality plays a key role for family members and colleagues. The aim of the spirituality strategy is to ensure that we are able to provide quality spiritual care for residents, members, families, and colleagues.

Our commitments to spirituality:

  • We will ensure that the spiritual care we provide is person-centered and reflects the community in which it is provided.
  • We will ensure that colleagues understand how everyone can contribute to the way spirituality is recognised and supported.
  • We will train, support, and resource chaplains, ensuring that they are best placed to model MHA values and be ambassadors for holistic care
  • We will develop and encourage the role of volunteering within chaplaincy.
  • We will ensure that colleagues and family members have moments to reflect and the opportunity to express and explore their spiritual needs, as well as support those they care for.

To learn more about our commitments to spirituality in enabling older people to live later life well, please read our Spirituality Strategy >

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