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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"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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