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The Movement spreads to London!

Movement comes to London Francis Clarke

If you were at the event – then thank you so much for making it such an incredible event. You are really at the heart of this movement. Please do have a go and see how it can inspire quality of life for you, staff, relatives and residents.

On the 18th September 2013 nearly 60 care home managers came together to share practice, exchange ideas and connect with one another as a movement working together to deliver evidence-based relationship centred care.

This event was organised in response to the views of many care home managers in London who we have worked with. They told us that many care homes are often working in isolation of real support. They recognised the huge value of creating an event which brought care home managers together from across greater London to share and learn from each other and from the ideas that the My Home Life programme has gathered over the years.

All managers who came, were presented with a free ‘My Home Life Toolkit’. This innovative box of resources was created and tested by care home practitioners in partnership with the My Home Life team. The purpose of the toolkit was to support better dialogue between residents, relatives and staff about their experiences of the care home and how they could collectively make it even better. To help practitioners to fully understand how it could be used, a series of interactive sessions were created which related to each of three tools.

Since this My Home Life is looking to find ways to sustain the London movement. We will be working with the identified ‘pioneers’ to help them take forward peer-to-peer led groups across the city. We are also looking to run London-wide get togethers every 6 months, to create opportunities for the peer-to-peer groups to come together, and channel ideas, best practice, fears and support together to feed into the wider My Home Life movement.

My Home Life is distributing the toolkit to every care home in London. If by the end of October, you have not received it, please contact us at mhl@city.ac.uk

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