Good practice blog

Our blog features real-life stories from those living, dying, working and visiting care homes across the UK. If you’ve got a story you’d like to share, get in touch: mhl@city.ac.uk

Kimberley court get creative with their space

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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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It’s s-NO-w problem!

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2018’s heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of storm Emma combined with the Beast from the East. One care home group from Derbyshire met the chilly challenge head on with fantastic outcomes. Sarah Dixon, community relations manager for Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd explained, “Local schools were closed suddenly on the Thursday, with news of […]

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Creating communities; Great outcomes for both residents and young people.

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Rachel Boulton, Head Teacher 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 after her positive experiences of running an intergenerational project in Liverpool. Rachel hopes to […]

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Success as students connect with care homes!

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Student Hubs is a national organisation which supports students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other. The Bristol Hub, which supports the students of the University of Bristol, has been collaborating with My Home Life as they work towards creating stronger relationships with care homes in the south west of England. Bristol Hub has created […]

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A new pace of life for Llys Hafren

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Llys Hafren is a residential Care Home in Wales and My Home Life have been in touch with them to find out how their community engagement work has achieved so much success in the last year. Llys Hafren is making it their mission to change people’s understanding of what older people can do. As a […]

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My Home Life’s Sarah Penney is a winner!

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The Research and Teaching Fellow at Ulster University, Sarah Penney, has been sharing her delight at winning the ‘Learning in Practice Award’ at the Nurse of the Year Awards 2017, hosted by the Northern Ireland (NI) Royal College of Nursing. These awards provide the opportunity to highlight excellence within nursing in NI and the contribution […]

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Keep stress away this Summer!

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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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The Baring Foundation’s David Cutler explains the magic happening in Wales

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  Wales has been creating magic with older people living in care homes by using the arts as a platform for engagement and meaningful activity. The cARTrefu project has been supported by My Home Life Cymru to provide training for the artists involved.  David Cutler, Director of the Baring Foundation has created a Blog explaining the work that […]

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Ever wonder what it takes to be Outstanding?

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  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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