My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

Communities and the Public

WALTON_ON_NAZE_726Making the decision to move into a care home can be a fantastic, positive move – and it can also be a decision that’s made in a background of anxiety, pain and confusion. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what you or your loved one would like and need from a new home and can leave you with a lot of questions.

My Home Life Cymru have prepared a check list of some of the kinds of questions you may have around making the choice which is the right residential care home for you and your loved one. This is based on the My Home Life themes of best practice, and is available as a free download.

If you’d like to learn what’s available near you, you can use to search for different types of housing with care.

Some care homes are also using Your care rating to measure quality of life – this survey is undertaken by people living in care homes across the UK to rate their care homes (though please note that not all care homes are currently participating in this survey).

England only

The care home inspection body in England, the Care Quality Commission, has published a guide which helps the public to understand its ‘Good’ rating for care homes and what that means.

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"I asked the children if they would come again to which they replied ,yes!"

Heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of last week’s storm Emma combined with the Beast from the East. One care home group from Derbyshire met the chilly challenge head on with fantastic outcomes. Sarah Dixon, community relations manager for Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd explained, “Local schools were closed suddenly on the Thursday, with news […]

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"I get to listen to interesting stories about the residents’ lives and my eyes have been opened up to a completely different lifestyle to my own"

Student Hubs is a national organisation which supports students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other. The Bristol Hub, which supports the students of the University of Bristol, has been collaborating with My Home Life as they work towards creating stronger relationships with care homes in the south west of England. Bristol Hub has created […]

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