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

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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QI initiative improves the safer administration of medicines in a Birmingham care home

In March 2021, staff at Marian House Nursing Home embarked on a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative to improve the safer administration of medicines for people living in the home. Marian House Nursing Home is a 42 bedded care home in the Sutton Coldfield area of Birmingham that provides nursing and residential care, led by manager […]

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Webinar & Peer Support Programme: Developing & Commissioning Quality in Care Homes

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On 29th April 2021, My Home Life England held a national webinar entitled ‘Developing and Commissioning Quality in Care Homes During Times of Uncertainty’. The webinar aimed to support attendees to deliver quality, sustainability and revisioning of care homes in their local area. At the webinar we: brought together great ideas, evidence and experience from […]

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“Bitesize” – Our new My Home Life England Online Programme

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  My Home Life England has developed “Bitesize” – a new online offer for busy care home managers This online course is an introduction to the My Home Life England programme for care home managers, exploring each of the My Home Life frameworks, as well as a session on technology.  Course overview: Hear practical ideas […]

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Top Tips for supporting nominated visitors to return to the care home from a group of care home managers in Essex

The below thoughts were shared with My Home Life England by a group of care home managers in Essex. They shared tips for how they themselves and other managers could support their teams to welcome nominated visitors back into the care home, ensure safety and also look to the future. These are their thoughts: Prior to […]

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An update on our Intergenerational Linking project for Intergenerational Week

This week we’ve been supporting National Intergenerational Week, celebrating the moments and opportunities where different age groups come together and intergenerational friendships are made. Our intergenerational project Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking is linking young people aged 5-14 from schools and youth groups with older people living in care homes. So far, so […]

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