The Optimal Research study; improve relationships with health colleagues!

Dear Friends, you’ve no doubt recently seen our new bulletin which focuses on the practical delivery of the Optimal research study. Optimal tells health colleagues that care homes are an integral part of the ‘landscape of care’ and that care homes should be seen as partners not problems. The study shows how care homes and NHS colleagues […]


New film profiling local community links with care homes

The MHL Essex Friends and Neighbours or ‘FaNs’ programme is featured in a new film which tells the story of the huge value of connections between care homes and their local communities. Watch the film here: For the second year running, Care England has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce an online news-style programme […]


Care Homes 4 Christmas

My Home Life knows that many care homes are opening their doors to older people in the community by offering meals and entertainment over the Christmas period. Manager of Delamer House, Julie Curtis, did just that last year when 81 year old Mary was invited to stay over Christmas free of charge! A film about […]



Eyes from My Home Life on Vimeo. This is our latest film called Eyes, created through visiting and capturing stories of care homes across the country and it was launched at the My Home Life Big Care Home Conversation Launch.


Who wants to die in a care home?

100,000 people die in care homes Each year, 100,000 of us will die in a care home. A staggering number and perhaps shocking at first sight. Yet in reality, when care homes work well, there can offer the support and comfort that we will be very glad of in our final days, hours and minutes.


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