About Us

Our Values

Our values define who we are and what we stand for. Our values remain consistent through time and do not vary with changes in the political, economic or social environment. Our values provide guiding principles and underpin the way we work on a daily basis. 

We respect every person as a unique individual

We treat others, especially the most frail and vulnerable, with the dignity we wish for ourselves

We are open and fair in all our dealings

We always seek to improve, to become the best we can be

We nurture each person's body, mind and spirit to promote a fulfilled life

Our Aims

Our charitable cause is to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older people. As a charity, we exist to ensure that ‘older people can be connected within a community of their choice, empowered, engaged, cared for and loved…isolated no more’. 

To support our overall charitable cause, Rothwell & District's local aims are

To promote the independence and well-being of people aged 60 or over in the area of Rothwell & District and to enable them to live in their own homes with comfort, dignity, and security for as long as they choose.

Our Local Objectives 
  • To relieve social isolation and provide opportunities to develop and maintain friendships through befriending at home and to provide access and opportunities for social interaction outside the home.
  • To promote good physical and mental health to keep active and healthy.

  • To enable older people to maintain independent lifestyles by the provision of advice and information and promote the take up of all appropriate welfare benefits to maximise their income. 

  • To involve our service users in the planning and decision making process.

  • To respond to local needs appropriately by maintaining links and establishing partnerships with the wider community, including all faith communities, voluntary and statutory bodies.

Our Team

Our Volunteers

The scheme is generously supported by our dedicated and hard-working volunteers. People who give their time and are committed who ensure we are able to offer our members the chance to get out and meet new friends and tackle isolation and loneliness. The scheme would not be able to deliver the range of groups, activities or work we do without the support of our volunteers.

Our Staff

The scheme has a full time Live at Home Scheme Manager and three part time members of staff:

Live at Home Scheme Manager:                 Mandy Farr

Community Programme Coordinator:       Valerie Newsome

Community Programme Coordinator:          Michelle Thornton

Community Programme Coordinator:          Refia Yazar

Community Programme Coordinator:          Erika Smith

Community Programme Coordinator:           Annette Cardno        


Our Area

We cover a wide area and hold groups are held at different locations. We look for places to hold activities that offer a range of ways of meeting and interacting with others, often used by other local community organisations and services to give you the chance to find out what is going on in your community. Our office is based in the centre of the area at the Oulton Institute where some of our activities take place.


MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout Britain. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern.

Founded by members of the Methodist Church back in 1943, today we support 5,000 older people living in care homes, many receiving specialist dementia or nursing care 2,000 older people living independently in purpose-built apartments, with access to social and leisure facilities and flexible care should they need it and 11,000 older people living independently in their own homes with the support of our Live at Home schemes across the UK.

We rely on the commitment and dedication of 7,000 staff and 5,000 volunteers who share our values. Together we aim to provide more quality housing, care and support services to meet the needs of more older people across the country. MHA is a charity providing older people with a caring service based on Christian principles, combined with the highest professional standards.

You can find out more about MHA's individual services by visiting www.mha.org.uk.

We always strive to be the best we can be and we welcome compliments, comments or complaints.

Head Office: Epworth House, Stuart Street,Derby. DE1 2EQ

Phone:   01332 296200

Email:   enquiries@mha.org.uk

Website:            www.mha.org.uk

MHA Live at Home is part of Methodist homes

Registered as a Charity                     No 1083995

Company Limited by Guarantee        No 4043124