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Social prescribing

Our network of community groups, befriending services, and green care activities welcome referrals from social prescribers and link workers. We are a national charity that specialises in care and support for older people, helping to overcome loneliness and isolation and promoting a later life lived well.

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Community groups & activities

Our community groups across England and Wales offer older people opportunities to make friends, have fun, learn, and share. Group members can choose from various activities and interests and join a welcoming and supportive community. Our social clubs and groups are designed for people aged 55 and over of all backgrounds and abilities. 

86% of our members say they have an increased sense of purpose thanks to their membership of an MHA community group.

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Befriending services

Our befriending service matches older people with compassionate volunteers who will visit them regularly or call for a friendly chat. They offer companionship, emotional support, and practical help including signposting to other services or activities that they might benefit from. They can also support older people to adjust and settle back at home following discharge from hospital. 

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MHA Active

Designed to enhance later life living by putting an interactive world at the fingertips of older people, MHA Active is our free lifestyle and wellness app that provides a raft of content tailored to an older audience.

  • Keep your mind and body active
  • Videos, articles and games
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Accessible online
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Green care

Green care therapy, also known as nature-based therapy, has gained significant attention in recent years as a beneficial approach for improving the well-being of older people. This form of therapy involves engaging individuals in various activities in natural environments, such as gardening, horticulture, and animal-assisted therapy. 

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Why choose us

As Britain's leading charity care provider dedicated to enriching the lives of older people, we are committed to delivering exceptional care, accommodation, and support services across Britain, ensuring the highest quality of life at every stage of later life. 

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