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

How do I get started?

Find your local care home on (you can do a postcode search):

Care Home Open Day is on 19th June in 2015 – find your local participating care home

Interested in volunteering in care homes?

Do-it website for volunteering opportunities:

Friends and Neighbours scheme for care homes in Essex from MHL Essex

Information on the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Volunteering in care homes project

Our Blog


"Best practice in care environments: Seeing people in later life as individuals, not as conditions."

My Home Life’s very own Professor Julienne Meyer was recently interviewed by Anna Melville James for The Elder Magazine about Best Practice in Care Environments: Seeing People in Later Life as Individuals, Not as Conditions. Julienne is the executive director of My Home Life, she is passionate about best practice in care environments. Julienne spoke […]

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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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