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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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World Alzheimer’s Day – let’s talk about dementia

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We are supporting this year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Day 2020 – let’s talk about dementia. Around 70% of people living in care homes are living with a form of dementia. For people who have a diagnosis of dementia confirmed as early as possible, planning with family, friends and/or a support organisation, although often difficult, […]

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Join our webinar – intergenerational linking between young people and older people living in care homes

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Are you interested in intergenerational work and the exciting possibilities of linking young and older people together? On Wednesday 7th October 4-5:30pm we’re hosting a free webinar all about our Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project – an exciting national initiative from us at My Home Life England and The Linking Network which is linking young people from schools and youth organisations with […]

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Frithwood’s daily quotes spread positivity

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Positive words go a long way to uplift and inspire others and Evi Beletsioti, manager of Frithwood Nursing Home in London, is someone who knows the power of positive words! Since lockdown started, Evi has been posting a motivational quote on Frithwood’s home whiteboard every day, to support and inspire residents and staff through the challenging […]

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Our New Offer for 2020 and beyond

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My Home Life England are delighted to launch our new, flexible programme in response to COVID-19 and beyond to support quality of life in care homes. Building, as always, on our strong history of supporting those who have demonstrated huge commitment and expertise in delivering quality of life in residents, staff and families, our new […]

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MHLE statement: regarding the suggestion of care homes not following correct COVID-19 procedures

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Statement from My Home Life England regarding the suggestion of care homes not following the correct COVID-19 procedures: Since the start of this pandemic, My Home Life England has been supporting care homes across England, listening and sharing their excellent practice examples and tireless efforts to keep residents safe. With extraordinary professionalism and dedication, these […]

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Sue Ann’s evidence to Health and Social Care Select Committee

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Sue Ann Balcombe, manager of Priscilla Wakefield House Nursing Home, North London, gave powerful evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee on 23rd June 2020, chaired by Jeremy Hunt. The Select Committee was focusing on the social care system and the pressures facing the social care workforce. Sue Ann gave her evidence to […]

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#StarsInMemory – Connected by Care – United by Loss

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Join us on June 30th 2020 to unite in loss and commemoration The Covid 19 pandemic has produced widespread personal loss and tragedy, with the Care sector often located at the centre of this.  Each person who has died during the pandemic leaves enduring memories amongst their loved ones and those that they have touched in […]

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Focus on equality, diversity and inclusion

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My Home Life is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our guiding principles help to address human rights in care homes: Developing best practice together, Focusing on relationships, Being Appreciative and Having caring conversations. My Home Life England values how Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) residents, relatives and staff enrich community life in care […]

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