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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"Best practice in care environments: Seeing people in later life as individuals, not as conditions."

My Home Life’s very own Professor Julienne Meyer was recently interviewed by Anna Melville James for The Elder Magazine about Best Practice in Care Environments: Seeing People in Later Life as Individuals, Not as Conditions. Julienne is the executive director of My Home Life, she is passionate about best practice in care environments. Julienne spoke […]

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"I asked the children if they would come again to which they replied ,yes!"

Heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of last week’s storm Emma combined with the Beast from the East. One care home group from Derbyshire met the chilly challenge head on with fantastic outcomes. Sarah Dixon, community relations manager for Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd explained, “Local schools were closed suddenly on the Thursday, with news […]

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