Good practice blog

Our blog features real-life stories from those living, dying, working and visiting care homes across the UK. If you’ve got a story you’d like to share, get in touch: mhl@city.ac.uk

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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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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Success as students connect with care homes!

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Student Hubs is a national organisation which supports students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other. The Bristol Hub, which supports the students of the University of Bristol, has been collaborating with My Home Life as they work towards creating stronger relationships with care homes in the south west of England. Bristol Hub has created […]

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A new pace of life for Llys Hafren

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Llys Hafren is a residential Care Home in Wales and My Home Life have been in touch with them to find out how their community engagement work has achieved so much success in the last year. Llys Hafren is making it their mission to change people’s understanding of what older people can do. As a […]

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