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Quality of Life: reaching out for support

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Bulletin 23 is out now! Download your FREE copy from our Resources page In this issue, we look at ‘Quality of Life: reaching out for support’. We explore the benefits that engaging with communities can bring to your care home. You will see we’ve been busy over the last few months gathering together your best […]

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Celebrating improvements in care homes across North West London

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The My Home Life team at City delivered a leadership support programme to care home managers, which led to improvements to leadership and staff morale, and to care and support for residents and their families. Care home managers recently came together at City, University of London to celebrate the improvements that have been made in their […]

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Stories of building community connections from Kepplegate Care Services.

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Keeplegate care home has been working hard to connect residents to their local communities. Their story helps us all to think about what’s possible when asking our local communities for support in enhancing quality of life for older people living in care homes. Recently the family residing in Kepplegate Care Home in Preesall, had a wonderful evening when they were […]

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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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