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‘Conversations with Care Homes’ – our new YouTube series

Introducing ‘Conversations with Care Homes’ – the new YouTube channel from My Home Life England (MHLE). Our new MHLE YouTube channel has been set up to give care homes a much-needed voice, as well as strength, support and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thinking of everyone living, working and dying in care homes at […]

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Stories of building community connections from Kepplegate Care Services

Kepplegate Care Home has been working hard to connect themselves 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 […]

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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

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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Kimberley court get creative with their space

Michelle is the manager of Kimberley Court Care Home in Newquay, Cornwall, Anchor Group. With redundant space in her care home, crying out to be used, she was inspired after reading about Rempods in this article: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/674112/Scarlet-House-care-home-vintage-train-carriage-dementia-patients-RemPods With encouragement from an area manager and a successful application to the care home’s legacy fund, Michelle was […]

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CFS students make meaningful relationships with care home residents through “Equipped to Serve” programme

Rachel Boulton, Head of Upper School from Christian Fellowship School (CFS) is advocating for more schools to reach out to their local care homes to make new and meaningful relationships between the young and old. Rachel has shared her story with My Home Life England after her positive experiences of running an intergenerational project in […]

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Keep stress away this Summer!

Do you want to stay cool as a cucumber this Summer? MHL have spoken with Milton Keynes Care Home managers who have shared their top tips of how to keep stress away this summer! Why not try and see for yourself?   Leave work on time!         Help your team to ‘keep their plates […]

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Ever wonder what it takes to be Outstanding?

  My Home Life spoke with a manager of a recently rated ‘Outstanding’ Dementia, Nursing, and residential care home, they kindly shared the key ingredients they needed to reach an ‘Outstanding’ rating. “Thing’s in the home improved when I was out of my office, it made me visible to staff relatives and residents and most […]

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