About Methodist Homes (MHA)
News & Updates
30 June 2022
Oxford Brookes University Student paramedics complete a two-week placement at MHA The Homestead. The students were working with residents and supporting staff members in dealing with the needs of the residents. Student Alex said: “The experience was very beneficial for me and one I thoroughly enjoyed. The team of staff members were very supportive and the prolonged experience at the home was very good." Just one example of MHA helping people grow and develop.
What makes MHA special?
We asked our colleagues and residents what makes their MHA day special and here's what they had to say.
Investing in our people
At MHA, we're passionate about investing in our MHA people. We place great importance on enabling all of our staff to achieve their full potential so that they can enjoy a long and varied career with us. Our investment in your personal development and training begins as soon as you start work with us, and continues throughout your career. From apprenticeships and qualifications to diplomas, we've got plenty of opportunities for you to excel in your career at MHA.
We are a national charity
As one of the very few not-for-profit care providers in the UK, we have no shareholders. This means that we're dedicated to reinvesting any surplus that we receive back into the services we provide, to ensure our care and support remains among the very best. Our charitable income helps to fund our specialist services in our care homes - music therapy for people living with dementia, our chaplaincy support, and new projects introducing Tiny Tablets and robotic pets.
MHA care homes: Live later life well
Our care begins with our residents and their individual, personal needs. Whether it's residential, nursing or dementia care, our residents and their loved ones can be confident of our rich history of delivering some of the most highly rated, person-centered care in the sector. Each of our care homes has its own weekly activity programme, as well as regular outings, a 'Seize the Day' scheme, and the presence of a dedicated chaplain. Activities are diverse and we offer a range to suit residents' hobbies, interests and abilities
Our high standards of care
"We’re dedicated to providing high-quality care and support for older people across the UK. Our care begins with the individual's personal needs, offering residential, nursing, and dementia care. Each of our care homes has an Activities Coordinator who prepares a weekly activity programme, our dedicated Kitchen Teams provide freshly prepared meals and our Chaplains support our residents, their families, and all our colleagues
Each of our care homes and retirement living communities has a dedicated chaplain to provide companionship, and one-to-one pastoral support for all residents, their friends and relatives, and staff members - for all faiths and none - and organise worship for those who wish to participate. Where appropriate, residents are encouraged to maintain links with local faith communities.
What makes MHA special?
MHA is one of the most well-respected care providers in the sector and amongst the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for over 75 years. Our approach places great importance on the spirituality of those we care for, as well as their physical health and emotional wellbeing. We create opportunities for older people - of all faiths and none - to gain peace, fulfillment, and meaning in their lives.
MHA music therapy
MHA is a leading provider of music therapy in dementia care. Music therapy helps to alleviate isolation and the symptoms for those living with dementia by helping to unlock special memories and express emotions and feelings that other forms of communication cannot, even if the individual is no longer able to speak or respond to other people’s words.
Our values underpin our entire approach: We nurture mind, body, and spirit We respect every person, treating them with dignity We inspire the best in each other.