My Home Life

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

Older people and Relatives

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As a resident or a relative of someone living in a care home, you are in an ideal position to have an opinion on your good quality of life and how good practice can help to support this.

We are always on the lookout for great stories from people living in and visiting care homes. If you would like to share a ‘good practice’ story, please get in touch: mhl@city.ac.uk or give Jess on the My Home Life team a ring on 020 7040 0260.

We share your stories of good practice on our blog, through email updates, and on our Twitter and Facebook. We also sometimes use them in resources that we send out to care homes across the country.

Our Blog

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"A networking day in our care home"

Our home held an older persons services information drop in afternoon in which we invited in local organisations and support groups to discuss services available to older people in the area and opened the event to members of the public. We held the event in our home to provide a relaxed, comfortable space for people […]

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"Moving to a care home – what matters to you?"

I remember talking to one of our prospective residents at one of our care homes telling me about her “life of ever decreasing boxes” as she put it. From a large family property to a downsized house once her children had left home, then to a small warden controlled flat and now to one room […]

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