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My Life Open Day and Personalised Care and Support Show: September 14

My Life Open Day and Personalised Care and Support Show: September 14

My Life are delighted to be hosting our Open Day the first Personalised Care and Support Show in partnership with Wigan Council on September 14th at Thompson House Equestrian Centre.

Come and see for yourself the memories we are making and the opportunities we are creating.

You all keep asking us what we do at our beautiful site – now come and see for yourself; everyone welcome.
👁️Have a tour
👧Fancy working for us – speak to our recruitment team.
®️CQC Registered Care Provider
🏠Holiday Let Chalets for short term breaks and respite
🧑‍🦰Volunteering is an option too.
🐴Find out about all the opportunities from horse riding to learning and support programmes for people of all ages with different abilities.
💕Meet our animals and see what we offer for children.
👍Look at our spaces if you fancy a workshop or hiring for a private party.
🤥Or just come for a nosey!!
🐐Come and meet Actin the Goat!!
No need to book just turn up!
A great opportunity to do something that costs nothing on your doorstep plus the chance to…


  • Understand 3rd party personal health budgets
  • Career options for working in health and social care
  • Learn about person-centred future planning

It’s on Thursday 14 September 2023 at Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish, WN6 0PP. We are at the heart of the North West and close to all motorway networks with FREE parking and close to public transport.

To book, please use the following links:

Email info@my-life.org.uk

Tel: 01257 472900

Tough Swampy is BACK at My Life in July!

Tough Swampy is BACK at My Life in July!

We’re delighted to announce the return of Tough Swampy to My Life on Sunday July 2nd at Thompson House Equestrian Centre.

As you might remember, Tough Swampy is a 5 kilometre (3 mile) muddy fun run for all ages. Or walk if you like! It covers the public footpaths, wooded areas – and swamps – of our incredible site in the countryside just outside Standish. 

Along the way, you will navigate obstacles such as crawling under cargo nets, trudging through mud, walking in streams and more! Raise money for whatever cause you want, or just do it for fun, it’s up to you.

You can choose your start time by booking online here. We’ll also have a barbecue, entertainment and Stable Door Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour will be open all day. 

My Life Support helps young man home for the first time in seven years

My Life Support helps young man home for the first time in seven years

Today a young man looked through his window to welcome the morning.

This was no ordinary morning. This was the first morning in 7 years he was looking through his very own window. It wasn’t a hospital window any more, with hospital staff saying what he could and couldn’t do – he was finally in his own home.

It’s been two and a half years since we had the first ever conversation with his Mum saying “there must be another way”. The My Life Support team put together a support plan, secured a Third Party Personal Health Budget, found him a capital investor to buy him a home of his choice, but most importantly they listened.

We visited week after week to the hospital, we got to know him, what he liked and what he didn’t like and critically where he wanted to live and what kind of people would help and support him.

Yesterday he finally moved in, with his brilliant staff team. We know there will be ups and downs, but for now we are all enjoying the moment.

Thank you for everyone who has been part of this long amazing journey… you have changed another life forever!

Please take a look at our My Life Support page if you’d like to find out more about our crucial work.

Fully accessible changing and shower facilities available for the community

Fully accessible changing and shower facilities available for the community
We were very pleased to help someone this week recovering from an injury – she needed somewhere accessible to shower and we have those facilities! In fact, we have two of them.
1. On site, right next to Stable Door Cafe at Thompson House Equestrian Centre. It’s open 7 days per week including some late nights.
2. My Life Works, Grove Lane, Standish, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
If you or you have a person in your life you are caring for or a friend or relative who has had an operation, temporary or a long term disability and would love a shower, but at home you only have a bath this is the perfect solution. It comes complete with showering bed, electric hoist and other equipment as required. Both rooms are very large and can easily accommodate large wheelchair ls and 2-1 support if required. Parking is very close at both sites so very easy to access.
If you would like to come and use the facilities please call us to book on 01257 472900 or info@my-life.org.uk – booking is essential.
This service is completely free for people from our community, and we can provide freshly laundered towels for a small cost.
Please share as wide as you can, as we all know so many people are struggling right now and need to know this important information.

My Life Support rated as good in all areas by CQC

My Life Support rated as good in all areas by CQC

My Life is delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission has this week rated our personalised care service My Life Support as good in all aspects. 

As part of the inspection process, the CQC base their findings on five important areas, looking at whether the care and support service in the home is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. My Life’s entire ethos is based around ensuring people who need support have care that is tailor made to their needs, so we were keen to show inspectors how we ensure My Life Support lives out that mission. 

That’s why we were so pleased that the report said we “supported people to have the maximum possible choice, control and independence over their own lives,” while focusing on their strengths and what they could do, “giving them fulfilling and meaningful everyday lives”.  

We were also praised for our care, with our highly skilled registered managers demonstrating “a commitment to people” that then supported them to achieve good outcomes. “People received kind and compassionate support,” the report continued, and we were delighted to read that we were trusted to keep them safe.

And as a wider organisation, we were really pleased to see that the culture between leaders, staff and people was judged as being open and inclusive. We feel this aspect is particularly important as it empowers and encourages people to evaluate the quality of support they give and receive, helps staff to take steps to increase their skills and knowledge, and most of all makes the relationships between staff and people who need support – and their families – really positive. 

Perhaps the best line in the report – which you can read in full here – comes right at the end. “Staff placed people’s wishes, needs and rights at the heart of everything they did.” 

We’re thrilled that the support that we provide to so many incredible people and their families has been recognised by the CQC in this way. If you’d like to know more about how we might be able to help you or your family, please do get in touch. 


My Life’s Halloween Spooktacular is back!

My Life’s Halloween Spooktacular is back!

Our famous family-friendly Halloween events have been a spooktacular success in recent years – so now’s the time to book for 2022’s all-new experience at Thompson House Equestrian Centre. 

This year we’re holding the Spooktacular over two nights, from 6-8pm, on Friday 28th October and Saturday 29th. It’s just £5 for all. 

Featuring spooky games, a haunted house and Standish’s scariest circus*, there’s plenty of ways to get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween – and you can also enjoy plenty of ghoulish delicacies provided by Stable Door Cafe. 

My Life’s Halloween events are devised and presented by our members, giving them a huge sense of belonging to their community. When you buy a ticket for Halloween, you’re doing far more than simply having fun. You’re supporting and investing in our vision that everyone feels that they can use their gifts to contribute. 

As one of our members, Matthew, said about last year’s event:

“It felt really good to be giving other people an experience, and because it was so successful as a fundraising event, My Life will be able to invest into other opportunities for us. We got loads of good comments, and it was great to get that recognition.

So don’t delay, book now by calling 01257 472900 or e-mail info@my-life.org.uk 

    * Don’t worry, we ensure that we tailor all the experiences to the audience, so little ones can enjoy being spooked rather than actually scared! 

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