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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"Award winning service shares their learning on how to improve end of life support in care homes"

Blakesley House Nursing home have been working on improving their End of Life (EoL) services for residents. Throughout their strive to be better, they’ve achieved recognition for the second time from the Gold Standard Framework (GSF) Hallmark and have received the GSF Platinum award 2017-2020. Blakesley are among 20 care homes from across England to […]

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"The Baring Foundation’s David Cutler explains the magic happening in Wales"

  Wales has been creating magic with older people living in care homes by using the arts as a platform for engagement and meaningful activity. The cARTrefu project has been supported by My Home Life Cymru to provide training for the artists involved.  David Cutler, Director of the Baring Foundation has created a Blog explaining the work that […]

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