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Celebrating the young people involved in Intergenerational Linking for #iwill week

This #iwill week we’re celebrating the positive difference that the young people involved in Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking have made to the lives of the older people living in their linked care homes. Our social action project – England’s largest intergenerational project – is connecting care homes to their local communities and both […]

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Intergenerational Linking in care homes: spreading joy and understanding across the generations

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 edition of Care Management Matters “I wanted to take part because I wanted the older generation in our community to know that we care about them.” Ellie from Bristol is one of many hundreds of children who, over the past year, have been connecting with older people […]

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New London Social Care Leaders Programme launches

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My Home Life England, together with Care Providers’ Voice, has launched a new London Social Care Leaders programme. 15 participants from across North East and North Central London are working together to support quality in their services and to support better strategic partnership-working with colleagues across the London Health and Social Care system. One participant […]

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The FaNs Wishing Washing Line continues to bring joy to people in Essex care homes

Through FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) Network Essex, My Home Life Essex Community Association have continued to do brilliant work keeping people living in care homes across Essex connected to their local communities, despite the pandemic and its restrictions. We’ve spotlighted some wonderful success stories from the past few months, inspired by the Wishing Washing Line: […]

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How care home teams minimised the impact of Covid-19 on people living with dementia in care homes

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2022  At My Home Life England we are always learning about positive person-led approaches that support people living in care homes who have a form of dementia. We have had the privilege of working intensively with care home managers across the country during the pandemic, and this theme has shone through many […]

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MHLE reflection on CQC published data showing the death notifications involving COVID-19 received from care homes

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On 21st July 2021, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published data showing the death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.  Kate Terroni, CQC’s Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said: “In considering this data it is important to remember that every number represents a life lost – […]

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