My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

About us


My Home Life is a UK-wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people.

We work with care homes, statutory bodies, community organisations and others to co-create new ways of working to better meet the needs of older people, relatives and staff.

Our vision is a world where care homes are great places to live, die, visit and work; where care homes are:

  • Supported to deliver to their potential
  • Valued and trusted by those who work with them
  • Cherished by their local communities

My Home Life is supported by all the national providers of residential care and the Relatives and Residents Association.

For more information about the evidence that underpins our vision and work, visit the Good Practice section.

Our Blog


"Commemorating and forgiving with residents and the local community"

A manager shares plans for a really special event commemorating residents’ memories and the war experiences of them and and their families – with a theme of forgiveness. It all started when our local MP realised that the children in our area didn’t really know that much about the history of the area and wanted […]

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"Walk in your manager’s shoes for a day…"

Gillian is the manager of a small residential care home with 20 residents in Edinburgh. My story to share is about something we call ‘Funday Friday’. One day a month, one of my team gets to walk in my shoes and be in charge of the care home for the day. You might be responding […]

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