News

Love under apartheid

It was an African union that wasn’t allowed, says the lead story in the spring edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots. Mannie and Lynn (pictured) came from different communities in apartheid-governed South Africa. ENJOY PEACE Interracial marriages were not allowed those days. So the couple went to England and were married there. Mannie became a Methodist minister. Now the two of ...
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Power to people with chronic illness

Knowledge is power. That’s the message from a new resource for people with chronic illness. The 48-page guide Living Well With Long Term Health Conditions by Independent Age points out that anyone can have a chronic illness – but as we get older they become more common. LIVE WELL However, the publication looks at how to live well, how to ...
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Home in on independence

What help do you need to stay independent at home? Do you need to adapt your house or flat to make it more suitable? Do you simply need a hand with the garden? These important aspects of wellbeing are part of the Society’s work in caring for our residents. We also keep you informed about other useful sources for further ...
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New number for gas repairs

A new phone number for all your gas repairs has been issued by British Gas. 0333 202 9797 replaces the existing one for gas call-outs that has featured on our website and in the Tenants’ Handbook. And it remains a 24-hour line. We have a contract with British Gas to carry out such essential tasks as safety checks and boiler servicing ...
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‘Amazing ministry’ marks 70 years

We look back on ‘an amazing ministry’ that’s been running since 1948. With those words, our CEO Mairi Johnstone launched an eight-page edition of our newsletter Roof ‘n’ Roots. This special summer issue is part of our 70th anniversary celebrations, and was proudly displayed – alongside some delicious cupcakes – on our exhibition stand at the Methodist Conference at Nottingham ...
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Residents’ Survey

Your response to this questionnaire will provide us with vital information as we plan for 2018/19 and beyond. We are committed to supporting your wellbeing, as much as we can, and we are particularly interested in your mobility and continued independence. We are also interested in your use of computers. There is an important link between both, for example, our ...
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Bake your home with us

‘Bake your home with us’ became our alternative slogan as we celebrated our 70th anniversary – with a huge cake in the shape of a house! The Society’s usual slogan is ‘Make your home with us’. But to make a home on this occasion, the usual bricks and mortar were replaced with 30 eggs, 1.6kg of flour, 1.6kg of sugar, ...
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MMHS resident boosts new Wesley book

MMHS resident Lord Griffiths of Burry Port has written the foreword for a new collection of writings by John Wesley. Leslie Griffiths – a member of the House of Lords since 2004 – has officially endorsed Through The Year With John Wesley, a selection edited by Stephen Poxon. RAW ENERGY Published by Monarch, the book offers 365 daily readings from ...
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