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When Aberystwyth care home, Hafan Y Waun, found itself in urgent need of support during the height of the pandemic, colleagues from across MHA stepped up to support

A Covid-19 outbreak within the home meant they were short staffed and local authority or local community services and agency staff were very hard to come by due to high demand. A call was therefore put out across MHA to anyone who was prepared to parachute in and provide what assistance they could to support our colleagues and residents living in Hafan y Waun.

The response was overwhelming; a truly One MHA effort with 23 colleagues from across the charity willing to leave their own homes and families and travel to Aberystwyth, in many cases staying away from home, in order to support their colleagues and our residents.  

This was a truly selfless act, knowing that Covid was taking hold in the home. We, as ELT, feel very humbled and so grateful that this group of wonderful people took up the ‘call for action’ and did all they could to care for our residents and each other during this exceptionally challenging time.

The team of volunteers were recently recognised at the annual MHA OSCAR Awards, where they received the One MHA award for their fantastic teamwork. Each volunteer received a citation and gift card.


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