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Issue #21 of the My Home Life magazine is out now!

Quality of life: Its the little things that matter most Download your FREE copy here. In this issue we catch up with the growing My Home Life movement from around the world, we remember the ‘little things’ in life that cost nothing but make the biggest difference and we hear about the important research that underpins the vital work you do. As a […]


Free to Attend! Enhanced health in care homes

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The NCHR&D Forum at City, University of London is pleased to host the next meeting of NCHR&D forum in collaboration with NCF. 3rd July 10-16:00 2018. Speakers:     Lesson learnt from the Optimal Study City, University of London; The School of Health Sciences is pleased to host the next meeting of NCHR&D Forum in collaboration […]


International & National Care Home Open Day

It’s that time of year again, National Care Home Open Day!   Happening on the 21st April 2018, its a little earlier than usual as it is coinciding with international care home open day.This years theme is about linking communities. It’s a chance to celebrate locally all the different people, cultures and interests, establishing new and meaningful […]


Connecting care homes to their communities event Northern Ireland 10th & 11th April 2018

Are you a care home in Northern Ireland who wants to learn more about the practical ways in which you can create new connects with your local community? If so this is the event for you!! Sign up quick and access your FREE ticket at Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connecting-care-homes-to-communities-tickets-43838898325?err=29 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connecting-care-homes-to-communities-tickets-43841154072?aff=es2 The events will be co-presented by The Reading Rooms and My Home Life. […]


FREE professional support to north west London care home managers

My Home Life have developed a bespoke Leadership & Professional Support Programme for care home managers. 1000 managers from across the UK have already joined the Programme and are using it to help drive forward evidence-based, relationship-centred care in their homes. This 9-month programme is now being offered for FREE to care home managers working […]


Kimberley Court gets creative with their spare space

        Kimberley Court Care Home in Cornwall, has been working on a project that looks at what to do with redundant spaces in care homes. Manager of the service Michelle, was inspired after reading about Rempods in The Express: 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 […]


The Optimal Research study; improve relationships with health colleagues!

Dear Friends, you’ve no doubt recently seen our new bulletin which focuses on the practical delivery of the Optimal research study. Optimal tells health colleagues that care homes are an integral part of the ‘landscape of care’ and that care homes should be seen as partners not problems. The study shows how care homes and NHS colleagues […]


MUSIC is vital for care homes!

www.achoirineverycarehome.co.uk. Please help us spread the word! Listen up My Home Lifers, ‘Live Music Now’ have created more fantastic resources for you to use in your care homes. New resources include videos, new research findings and toolkits to help both care homes and musicians perform more, higher quality singing. ‘Live music now’ through its research has found that […]


Optimal Study film now available

Great news! A new piece of research – The Optimal Study – shows how the NHS and care homes can work better together to improve the lives of those who live in them. It recognises that care homes are playing an important role caring for older people with very complex needs, including high levels of […]


6 characters in search of Opera


 Dear My Home Life Friends  If you love opera, stately homes and great company, it’s a must. If you’re not an opera buff, it’s the best introduction I promise. On behalf of Davina’s Fund and the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action, to show our appreciation of what you and your organisations do, I invite […]


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