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.
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:
Tel: 01257 472900
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org