My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

Resources library


Below you’ll find a list of all the resources we’ve developed and distributed to the care home sector. Any requests for resources you’d like to see in future – drop us a line.

You can find further resources on the MHL Cymru (all in English and Welsh) and MHL Scotland websites.

Don’t forget to check out our Video library – videos on lots of topics, good for meetings, training sessions or just to get you inspired!

Bulletins for Care Home Staff

Posters of best practice themes

Good practice guides from MHL Cymru

My Home Life toolkit resources

Tools to support conversations

My Home Life Literature Review

Research on My Home Life

Collaborative Research

Research briefings on best practice themes

My Home Life London resources

The Big Care Home Conversation


Activities for Care Homes

Our Blog


"Commemorating and forgiving with residents and the local community"

A manager shares plans for a really special event commemorating residents’ memories and the war experiences of them and and their families – with a theme of forgiveness. It all started when our local MP realised that the children in our area didn’t really know that much about the history of the area and wanted […]

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"Walk in your manager’s shoes for a day…"

Gillian is the manager of a small residential care home with 20 residents in Edinburgh. My story to share is about something we call ‘Funday Friday’. One day a month, one of my team gets to walk in my shoes and be in charge of the care home for the day. You might be responding […]

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