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The generous support and investment of Trusts and Foundations is essential in helping us reach our goal, to eliminate isolation and loneliness among older people by connecting them in communities that care.

Many of our vital services are funded by charitable income. Grants from Trusts and Foundations enable us to provide the following life-enhancing services:

Music therapy 

Our award-winning music therapy one-to-one and group sessions have the sole aim of bringing peace and meaning to those living with dementia, through stimulating cognition. This helps to reduce symptoms associated with dementia including anxiety and agitation.

Our music therapists work closely with our care home senior care teams to adapt sessions to suit each person’s needs with the aim of nurturing their physical and emotional wellbeing. Learn more about our music therapy service >

Dementia products 

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we identified that those in our care are some of the most vulnerable and susceptible to the virus. Our residents living with dementia are also particularly challenged with social isolation and what this means for them day-to-day

One of our urgent priorities during the pandemic has been to fundraise for dementia products for our residents to use throughout our care homes. Self-isolation and social distancing has put residents at far greater risks which can be extremely detrimental to their physical and mental health.  

Products such as Book of You and robotic pets help residents to engage with meaningful activities. A robotic pet can increase feelings of wellbeing through companionship and comfort. Book of You is a digital resource which uses reminiscence therapy to create a life story by capturing the precious moments that make up the foundation of our lives. This product helps people remember events, people and places from their past. Learn more about our specialist dementia care >

MHA Communities 

Our MHA Communities schemes are helping people in later life to maintain their independence by taking part, supporting or leading a range of different groups, clubs and activities in their local area.

As the pandemic forced our face to face services to pause we not only responded by delivering emergency medicines and food parcels to older people throughout communities we also helped our members by giving them the opportunity to engage with their favourite activities digitally.

MHA Communities also provide individual befriending services, which open up real opportunities to support and nurture companionship, helping to prevent loneliness and social isolation in later life. Learn more about MHA Communities >

Chaplaincy 

We’re really proud of our dedicated chaplaincy service inspired by our Methodist roots. We place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families and our colleagues, of all faiths and none.

There is a devoted chaplain in each of our care homes and in most of our retirement living communities. Chaplains provide one-to-one support, a sense of comfort and a listening ear to everyone who needs it. Learn more about our chaplaincy service >

Funding experience tailored to you

We recognise that Trusts and Foundations may have specific interests or objectives so our dedicated team is happy to provide a personal service. We’ll help you meet your aims while ensuring our work brings about long-term, sustainable change. Trusts and foundations of all sizes can support MHA and together we can enable people to live later life well.

What we offer you

  • Dedicated support from a member of our philanthropy team
  • Tailored proposals and regular reporting
  • Invitations to exclusive events.

Get in touch

If you’re a trustee or are associated with a charitable Trust or Foundation, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We will work with you to find a project that meets your objectives and interests, as well as keep you updated on the impact of your generosity.

To contact us, please complete the form below or telephone our Philanthropy Manager on 07973 853166.


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A Special Thank You

Grants from trusts and foundations have made possible many of our achievements so far, and will continue to have an extraordinary impact on the lives of the people we support.

Garfield Weston Foundation

In 2016 the Garfield Weston Foundation donated £50,000 to assist with the development of a sensory garden at our specialist dementia residential care home at Charnwood House in Coventry.

The completed garden has been enjoyed by so many residents over the last four years, and outside secure spaces such as this have been invaluable for resident’s wellbeing in recent times.

Community Foundations

Community Foundations across the UK have been extremely supportive of our MHA Communities schemes for many years and never more so than during 2020.

In particular, Staffordshire Community Foundation has provided grants to our schemes across their area including North Staffordshire based in Stoke on Trent, Lichfield, Burntwood and Shifnal to help us continue to deliver services to our vulnerable members, introduce new services and new methods of delivery to ensure we can continue to support our members in a safe way throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust

The Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust has provided regular grants of £1,000 for several years which continue to fund music therapy provision across the South West of England. Including a recent £2000 donation to purchase a new set of musical instruments at MHA Torrwood, Wells.

We are committed to increasing the provision of music therapy for those living with dementia in our homes. Every grant, large or small enables us to reach more people that will benefit from music therapy.

Without the support of Trusts and Foundations, we simply couldn’t develop and deliver many of our vital services, enabling people to live later life well. Your support really could make all the difference.

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