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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"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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