“I am taking out sharing, friendship, and continuity of My Home Life Suffolk – lets meet again”
These were the words of one care home manager who, along with 20 others, attended a day together last week to celebrate the completion of the leadership support programme and to explore how they can continue the momentum in Suffolk.
This impressive group of managers have taken great strides in leading their homes to deliver quality of life and are now associates of the My Home Life national movement.
Congratulations to these managers in Essex who have completed the first Domiciliary Care Leadership Support programme with My Home Life. We have loved working with these great people who have and continue to do amazing work in promoting quality of life for our frailest citizens.
If you’re interested in the Leadership Support programme or the other packages of support MHL offer, visit our Working Together section.
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.
To celebrate National Good Care Week in April, registered manager Tui Shirley speaks to the Guardian’s Social Care Network about how the My Home Life Leadership Support Programme helps in the day to day running of the care home. You can read the article here.
My Home Life is delighted to announce the launch of the Leadership Support and Community Development Programme in Nottinghamshire.
The ‘Launch Event’ will take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre on February 8th. Nottinghamshire will follow in the footsteps of 250 other care home managers from across the UK who have already joined the Programme and are using it to help drive forward evidence-based, relationship-centred care in their homes.
A Care Home Manager from Plymouth recently said “I’ve totally changed the ethos of the home from one that was predominantly task driven to one that is more focused on what our residents want and need in the here and now – it’s not been easy but the changes have been positive for everyone”.
If you are interested in booking your free place at the Launch Event, or for more details on the Launch, please contact Anita Astle or Claire Goddard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
My Home Life Brighton and Hove launched on the 24th May. The day attracted a broad range of providers from the independent and voluntary sector, as well as local authority, who came together to hear what the programme has to offer to support and improve quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in their care homes. The day long launch session proved to be an excellent start at bringing people together to share good practice, ideas and positive action.
My Home Life Medway launched last week, and was highly praised by those managers who attended. The day was seen as particularly useful for the amount of information sharing which went on. With discussions about – amongst other things – dental practices which accommodate older people within the home environment, ideas around end of life care and bereavement packs that homes have put together, doll therapy, pet therapy, domestic chores involving residents and cinema nights.
Having launched on the 27th of April this year, My Home Life Plymouth is making buoyant progress. There was high demand for the programme and with the homes selected, they are now embarking on their training.
In the last eighteen months, the My Home Life Wiltshire programme has been focussing on the best practice theme of leadership. A group of eleven care home managers has been funded by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire to take part in a Leadership Programme, designed to develop the skills needed to support the culture change that underpins My Home Life.
My Home Life Medway launches on the 20th of July in an event at The Corn Exchange, Rochester. Numerous care homes for the elderly from across Medway have been invited, and the day promises to be a great introduction to the My Home Life movement as well as a fantastic networking event.