My Home Life

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

Associated research

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In this section you can read some of the research reports which make up the evidence base for the best practice vision of My Home Life. Other reports the MHL team have collaborated on, and which provide evidence of the efficacy of the MHL approach are also included in this section.

In 2006, more than 60 academics from across the UK worked together on a review of the literature on good quality of life in care homes. The evidence brought together in this review went on to form the basis of the My Home Life vision and the work we are still doing to make this vision a reality. Click on ‘My Home Life Literature Review’ to download a full copy of the review and the report which analyses its findings, along with an executive summary.

You may also be interested in research information from the MHL Scotland website.

My Home Life Literature Review

Collaborative research

Research on My Home Life

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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