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Are you interested in taking part in a research study?

  City, University of London, in partnership with My Home Life, are looking for carers (professional or unpaid) with at least 3 years of hands-on experience of caring for one or more older people, including those with dementia and/or Parkinson’s disease. The study is about the development of a digital toolkit to help plan quality of life preferences.  […]

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Going the extra yard; because the extra yards together make the extra mile

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Kinections is a project ran by My Home Life Scotland. Kinections aims to develop and grow sustainable dementia-friendly communities in East Ayrshire with and for older people with dementia living in care homes and those who support them, enabling them to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Recently the Kinection’s team has been spending time in local East […]

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Come and join the team!

My Home Life is recruiting new members of the team currently. We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in joining My Home Life. In particular, we are currently a Project Development Officer on a 6-month contract, in a freelance capacity, based in London to start in early March 2019. This is an exciting […]

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Good care, mean good communication

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We all know that having more meaningful conversations is what many older people long for, especially if they are living with dementia in a care home. We asked Sarah Reed, a specialist in dementia communication and friend of My Home Life to help us understand how we can better connect with older people with cognitive impairment, […]

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Making it happen! By Sarah Crockett – Community Coordinator from Bath

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When I think about activity provision, I think of everyday meaningful interactions with residents, families, staff and volunteers. An activity can simply be greeting someone when you walk through the door in the morning, or perhaps sharing a cup of tea and a chat with a resident. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it […]

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Danuta’s a winner!

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My Home Life facilitator and BACP member Danuta Lipinska had cause for celebration after bespoke training she helped to develop was recognised at the National Dementia Care Awards 2018. Danuta, who specialises in ageing and dementia care, won the ‘Outstanding Dementia Care’ Innovation category for developing high-quality services for people living with dementia. It was […]

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Kimberley court get creative with their space

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Michelle is the manager of Kimberley Court Care Home in Newquay, Cornwall, Anchor Group. With redundant space in her care home, crying out to be used, she was inspired after reading about Rempods in this article: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/674112/Scarlet-House-care-home-vintage-train-carriage-dementia-patients-RemPods With encouragement from an area manager and a successful application to the care home’s legacy fund, Michelle was […]

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It’s s-NO-w problem!

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2018’s heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of 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 of […]

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Creating communities; Great outcomes for both residents and young people.

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Rachel Boulton, Head Teacher from Christian Fellowship School (CFS), is advocating for more schools to reach out to their local care homes to make new and meaningful relationships between the young and old. Rachel has shared her story with My Home Life after her positive experiences of running an intergenerational project in Liverpool. Rachel hopes to […]

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