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

Tools to support feedback

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


"How about using a tree in your home to start conversations and share decisions?"

“As I’ve been going through the My Home Life Leadership Support programme I’ve been looking at how we can be doing more to share decision making in our care home. We’ve already tried a few different things in the past, like asking the residents to pick the design for the invitation card we made for […]

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"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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