My Home Life England
The work of My Home Life in England was originally led by Professor Julienne Meyer and Tom Owen in four phases:
Phase 1 – Vision: (2005-7) Funder: Help the Aged (now Age UK). Pulling together the evidence for best practice in care homes.
Phase 2 – Dissemination: (2007-9) Funder: BUPA Giving. Sharing the evidence-based messages with the care home sector through storytelling.
Phase 3 – Implementation: (2009-13) Funders: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, plus others. Co-creating with the care home sector a leadership support and community development programme to take forward quality improvement in care homes.
Phase 4 – Sustainability: (2013-2019) Funders: The Henry Smith Charity and Age UK. Helping others to work in better partnership with care homes through community engagement and integrated health and social care. Supporting the care home sector to share best practice with each other and stay connected to the My Home Life vision.
My Home Life England today
At My Home Life England we continue to draw on the expertise of people who live in, work and visit care homes, the wider My Home Life movement, Our Development Board, The My Home Life Charity and our continued relationships with publicly funded care and health organisations. We stay connected to a wide number of statutory and membership organisations and to Professor Julienne Meyer through her different research activities and role with the new My Home Life Charity.
Our work is focused on three areas:
Through these activities we continually support the care home sector, communities and care and health organisations to promote best practice and quality of life for all people who live, die, work in and visit care homes. Find out more about the people behind My Home Life England on our ‘Meet the Team’ page.