Make It Count

We are the My Home Life Essex Community Association
– a small charity that focuses on the well-being of care homes for
older people and the people who live in them. Our aim is to help to make
sure that people living in Essex care homes are able to enjoy the best
possible quality of life according to their individual needs and wishes –
hence the FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) project.


The idea at the heart of FaNs is a simple one. If we, the
people, groups, organisations, businesses that make up “the community”
of Essex, think of the people who live in care homes as being our
friends and neighbours, no less than when they were living in their own
homes, then we can make a really positive difference to the quality of
their lives. What is more, in many cases, these, our oldest citizens,
can do the same for us. The opportunities and possibilities are
virtually limitless.

The community of FaNs is already growing fast and attracting attention nationally as well. Anyone who shares our aims can be a FaN and there are as many ways to contribute as there are FaNs.
Please read all about it here – and if you would like to know more, or
to help us to make every moment count, we are looking forward to hearing
from you!

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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