My Home Life

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

Current activities

Growing the Movement

We’re working on building up the My Home Life movement, and improving the ways we support those involved in taking forward the MHL vision. We’d like to hear from you about how we can be supporting you – email mhl@city.ac.uk

At the moment we’re working on:

  • Better communications and support to MHL Associates
  • Improving support for managers who are interested in My Home Life but are yet to go through the Leadership programme
  • Signposting relatives and members of the community to ways in which they might support their local care home.

To keep in touch with us, and what we’re up to, sign up to our email updates– and have a look at Join the Movement section for ways you can get involved.


 Care homes in the heart of the community

One of the themes of good practice in care homes is ‘Creating community’, but often care homes can feel isolated from their local communities. We’re currently actively supporting engagement between care homes and their local communities in three areas – South Gloucestershire/Bristol, North East Lincolnshire, and Kent – so if you’re local, and interested in getting more involved with your local care homes, get in touch. Take a look at some fantastic community work already going on in Essex.

See our bulletin on Community Engagement for helpful advice and top tips for care homes. We’re also keen to hear about more successful examples across the country – please email them to mhl@city.ac.uk

Our Blog

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"A networking day in our care home"

Our home held an older persons services information drop in afternoon in which we invited in local organisations and support groups to discuss services available to older people in the area and opened the event to members of the public. We held the event in our home to provide a relaxed, comfortable space for people […]

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"Moving to a care home – what matters to you?"

I remember talking to one of our prospective residents at one of our care homes telling me about her “life of ever decreasing boxes” as she put it. From a large family property to a downsized house once her children had left home, then to a small warden controlled flat and now to one room […]

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