My Home Life

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

Why should I join?

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How come care homes have become seen by the media as symbols of neglect, contempt and dehumanisation?

Heartbreaking reports of indifference and abuse leave us overwhelmed by the scale of the problem, rather than inspired to make a difference.

How come the good work that goes on in care homes day-in, day-out is largely unnoticed and not shared?

An increasingly frail poplation are entering care homes much later in life with complex health needs. Care homes workers are underpaid, undervalued, and unsupported for the challenging work they do in looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

There is an urgent need to support care homes in their challenging role and to continue the work that My Home Life has begun.

We know that the best way to achieve the change we need is to work together, to celebrate and share what we are doing well, and to work on what could be even better. Even the smallest actions can make a difference – not just for those living, dying, working and visiting care homes now – but for everyone, for the time when we each come face to face with frailty that needs great care.

Find out more about what you could do to work towards our shared vision for great quality of life in care homes.

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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