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Are you interested in taking part in a research study?

  City, University of London, in partnership with My Home Life, are looking for carers (professional or unpaid) with at least 3 years of hands-on experience of caring for one or more older people, including those with dementia and/or Parkinson’s disease. The study is about the development of a digital toolkit to help plan quality of life preferences.  […]

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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 […]

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Food Glorious Food!

  How to make the most of mealtimes in care homes. In our new bulletin we talk about food – everyones favourite subject. But, it is not just the food that makes mealtimes enjoyable. We asked care homes around the UK for their best practice tips for when it comes to creating a social mealtime, […]

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Alive in me – a poem by a care home resident

ALIVE IN ME – By Tudor Evans, Hengoed Park I can still hear her singing in her high, clear voice humming around our house two streets from the colliery, riddling the ashes from the stove in the scullery.   I can still feel his strong arms around me, carrying me to the mine to lie […]

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My Home Life features in Dignity in Care report

My Home Life were very excited to see their work be presented as part of the The Commission on Improving Dignity in Care public consultation on a report, which will form the basis of proposals for improvements in the delivery of care of older people in hospitals and care homes.

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Opportunity to influence White Paper

On 15th September 2011, the Government launched Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support – an engagement with people who use care and support services, carers, local councils, care providers, and the voluntary sector about the priorities for improving care and support.

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MP calls for government support for My Home Life

An Early Day Motion (EDM 1588) has been put forward by Timothy Farron MP calling on the Government to take note of the evidence-based recommendations of My Home Life in drawing up new minimum standards for care homes. At the time of writing, 75 MPs have supported the EDM. The My Home Life team will […]

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