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Rainbow pony brings joy to Sweyne Court!

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With COVID-19 limiting usual activities for the residents of Sweyne Court Care Home in Essex, Home Manager Hayley Gibbs decided to think outside the box. Staff at Sweyne Court are already supporting residents to stay in touch with their loved ones via FaceTime and regular calls. But Hayley decided to add a surprise into the […]

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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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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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