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Managers from NW London Homecare Cohort complete Leadership Support Programme

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11 care home managers from our North West London Homecare Cohort have completed the My Home Life (MHL) Leadership Support Programme, enhancing their professional development within the care sector. We are so proud of this fantastic group of individuals, who all showed huge passion and commitment to supporting their staff and improving quality of life […]

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Staff reunite Mr L with his family after 32 years

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When a resident at Victoria Care Centre in North West London, Mr L, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, care staff’s only aim was to ensure that Mr L was supported and comfortable. They also asked Mr L if there were any final wishes he wanted fulfilled. Completely surprised by his heart-breaking response, what followed […]

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My Home Life helps staff supervisions become super visions!

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The staff supervision process at Boars Tye Residential Home in Silver End has been transformed by Care Manager Ryan Wicks who used learnings from his time on the My Home Life Leadership and Development Programme. Supervision sessions are designed to support and upskill members of staff. However, Ryan realised that the supervision sessions at his […]

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SPACE QI training helps upskill care home staff on My Home Life Leadership and Development Programme

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An exciting new element known as SPACE QI was recently incorporated into the four day My Home Life Leadership and Professional Support Programme, to further upskill 50 care home staff and managers across Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Worcester and London, and support them to develop best practice in their care settings. The feedback was very positive! […]

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Les and Lin’s golden wedding anniversary is pure gold!

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For staff at Ashton House Nursing Home in Haywards Heath, residents always come first. Bincy, Ashton’s manager, heads up a devoted care team who are passionate about giving residents the quality of life they deserve. Recently, Bincy’s team went the extra mile for one particular couple: much-loved resident Les and his devoted wife Lin, who […]

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A Satisfied Saturday: the power of saying YES!

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Our very own North West London Care Home Friends and Neighbours (Care Home FaNs) member, Najjah, a ‘Life Style Coordinator’ from Neem Tree Care Centre, has been working hard to help build new connections between Neem Tree and their surrounding communities. Najjah shares with us a recently an opportunity that arose on her day off that […]

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Stories of building community connections from Kepplegate Care Services.

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Keeplegate care home has been working hard to connect residents to their local communities. Their story helps us all to think about what’s possible when asking our local communities for support in enhancing quality of life for older people living in care homes. Recently the family residing in Kepplegate Care Home in Preesall, had a wonderful evening when they were […]

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Good care, mean good communication

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We all know that having more meaningful conversations is what many older people long for, especially if they are living with dementia in a care home. We asked Sarah Reed, a specialist in dementia communication and friend of My Home Life to help us understand how we can better connect with older people with cognitive impairment, […]

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Making it happen! By Sarah Crockett – Community Coordinator from Bath

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When I think about activity provision, I think of everyday meaningful interactions with residents, families, staff and volunteers. An activity can simply be greeting someone when you walk through the door in the morning, or perhaps sharing a cup of tea and a chat with a resident. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it […]

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