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Stylish scrubs showcased in ‘Scrubbers’ Fashion Show!

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The wonderful teams at The Old Vicarage in Bolton and Whitefield House in Bury have shared with us two fantastic videos showing their recent ‘Scrubbers’ Fashion Show and examples of Community Engagement initiatives both before and during COVID-19. We heard the stories behind the videos and how COVID-19 has led them to adapt: “We’ve always […]

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EMBED-Care: My Home Life England linked research

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Professor Janet Anderson, Research Lead within the My Home Life England team, is working with other partners on a new research project that aims to develop new ways to improve end of life care for people dying with or from dementia (at any stage of dementia) and their carers in care homes. The ‘Empowering Better […]

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Black History Month – Tammy’s story

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My Home Life England is marking Black History Month in October 2020 and celebrating Black people’s vital contribution to social care in care homes across the country. Care homes, and social care more broadly, would undoubtedly not exist in their current form without the valued contributions from their Black workforce. We also continue to recognise […]

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Black History Month – Rupert’s Story

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My Home Life England is marking Black History Month in October 2020 and celebrating Black people’s vital contribution to social care in care homes across the country. Care homes, and social care more broadly, would undoubtedly not exist in their current form without the valued contributions from their Black workforce. We also continue to recognise […]

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Black History Month – Josephine’s Story

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My Home Life England is marking Black History Month in October 2020 and celebrating Black people’s vital contribution to social care in care homes across the country. Care homes, and social care more broadly, would undoubtedly not exist in their current form without the valued contributions from their Black workforce. We also continue to recognise […]

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New course: Supporting care homes with community engagement

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Are you interested in a short course to support busy care home staff in getting the most out of their community? At My Home Life England we know that community engagement is a key priority for care homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently identified community engagement as a key characteristic of outstanding care […]

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Innovation and inclusion at Digby Manor

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“Good care should be celebrated and shared everywhere” says Jane Farr, Registered Manager at Digby Manor Residential Care Home in Birmingham and graduate of the My Home Life (MHL) Development programme. Jane kindly shared with us some of things that have been going on at Digby Manor over the past few months, and it’s clear […]

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We’re recruiting a part-time Research Fellow for our Intergenerational Linking project

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We’re recruiting for a Part-time Research Fellow to work on the appreciative action project, Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking, for 24 months. The project is linking young people aged 5-14 from school and youth organisations, with older people living in care homes. The aim of this project is to adopt an appreciative action […]

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