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Welcome to the new My Home Life blog

Hello and welcome to our new blog and our first ever blog post. On this blog we want to host stories from people who are working in and around care homes every day. All residents, relatives, staff, and visitors to care homes are welcome to contribute – as are those from the wider health, social care, housing networks (including commissioners) that work with care homes. We’ll also occasionally feature points of view from regional and national organisations.

I don’t have anything to share…

We’re interested in hearing about all the beautiful moments in care – from the smallest thing that has made a difference to just one of your residents – to the huge projects which took months of planning. One of the things that makes a real difference in the conversations we have is being able to relate back to what is happening in real life, in our care homes, everyday all over the country.

We might occasionally suggest that you change a few details to protect identities – but if you have a real story about good quality of life in care homes, we won’t say no.

Far too busy for this!

If you’re thinking that you’ve got a story that you’d like to share- something exciting happening in your care home – or some really good tips that have been really helpful to you – but there’s no way you have time to write a post (or blogging really isn’t your thing) – then let us know. We know how busy life in care homes can be and how difficult it is to justify the time to do something (anything!) else. We’re happy to have a quick chat with you on the phone, ask you a few questions about the story you’d like to share. Then we’d write it up as a post, run it past you to check you’re happy and put it up on the site for you.

We want to hear from you

We’re keen to hear your stories so if you’re doing something in your care home or local area that you’d like to share, please get in touch on 0207 040 0260 or mhl@city.ac.uk

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"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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