Manchester Open Exhibition

2 Dec

Sat 18 Jan 2020 – Sun 15 Mar 2020 A major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents. We are delighted to inform you that the following submissions from four of our residents have been accepted for the inaugural Manchester Open Exhibition The Lighthouse The Mother Whale The Bash Street Kids The Fish The Manchester Open Awards This is the first region-wide exhibition of its type to welcome entries from people of any background and level of experience, including established professionals, new and emerging talent, enthusiastic amateurs and first-time artists.https://homemcr.org/exhibition/manchester-open/

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International Infection Prevention Week

4 Nov

14th to 18th October – “Vaccination is everyone’s business” Residents and staff held lots of activity’s throughout the week to highlight the importance of having the flu jab, there was cake and a coffee – whilst a discussion was held around Flu Vaccine “Myth Busters” A Poem written by Jimmy – You won’t get the flu if you listen to Dr Nathoo, our Infection Control Lead liaised with local GP to arrange a clinic for resident and staff vaccinations A collaborative Art Project was held by staff and residents “hand prints” to highlight that hands are the biggest carriers of germs Residents design a poster competition was held as well as a Bullseye darts competition (questions around flu vaccine), Lightbox training for residents was held by Sharon and staff versus residents killer pool – infection questions and music

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We did it again!!

16 Aug

Everyone here at Mary and Joseph House is delighted to announce that following our inspection by the CQC we have maintained our rating of Outstanding that was awarded at our last inspection in 2016. People, relatives and health and social care professionals continued to describe our service as exceptional and said care was extremely person-centred and responsive.in all five areas Safe, Caring, Responsive, Effective and Well – Led A huge thank you to all the residents and staff as well as the Management Committee and the Trustees of the Joseph Cox Charity for making Mary and Joseph House the very special unique home that everybody loves

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Care Home Open Day

19 Jun

Celebrating the role of art in care! Thursday 27th June 2019 Mary and Joseph House took part in National Care Home Open Day, celebrating Art in Care and showcasing the creative work in our community, we were overwhelmed by the support we had from residents families and friends, professionals and the local community, our therapeutic art worker Sarah, held a fantastic art exhibition of the work our talented residents have completed and was available all day to discuss the benefits of involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts, which can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. Our staff also provided tours of the home and pointed out all of the therapeutic activities that the residents are given the opportunity to take part in, it was a beautiful day, the sun shone allowing us to proudly show off our award winning gardens and the vegetables that our residents have grown, our catering team provided a lovely buffet lunch, and coffee and cake was also on offer

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Dolly the chicken

17 May

A big thank you to John from Sow the City http://www.sowthecity.org John held a workshop at Mary and Joseph House, preparing us for when we have our very own chickens, John taught us everything we need to know about how to look after the chickens, the star of the show was Dolly the chicken  who met residents and staff and seemed to enjoy our chicken coop

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Special Visitors

1 May

Our residents and staff were delighted to welcome two beautiful donkeys from the donkey sanctuary, set up in 2004, the Manchester sanctuary was the fourth regional sanctuary to be established and offers donkey-assisted therapy sessions. The Donkey-Assisted Therapy programme is specifically for vulnerable children and adults. Donkeys have an innate emotional intelligence that can help to develop the psycho-social and emotional skill set of humans,

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Nutrition & Hydration Week 11th to 17th March

8 Apr

Nutrition & Hydration week is a very important week in the Mary and joseph House calendar, where we focus on bringing residents and staff together and educate them in the value of good food in maintaining health and well-being   The Activity staff planned a fun filled week of activity to kickstart Nutrition & Hydration week off, starting with having an abundance of fruit and veg available, as well as lots of fruit juices and speciality teas.  All the staff and residents got involved, as well as regular water being available residents enjoyed jugs of Mint & Cucumber, McKenna created a spiced apple juice, which came with a side of home made apple crisps, our chef Alex created some delicious braised peaches, topped with dates, natural yoghurt, crushed pistachios and runny homey in our Bistro and Andy our Activity Co-Ordinator helped the residents to make a lovely Tuna Pasta  

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Thankyou – Students and staff at Lorretto College

26 Dec

On Monday 17th December, residents at Mary and Joseph House enjoyed a wonderful Christmas meal and entertainment provided by the students and staff at Lorretto College, we are invited every year and our residents and the staff that support them have a wonderful time, entertainment this year included a piano recital, a brass band playing Christmas songs and bingo, the food was amazing (full Christmas dinner with vegan/vegetarian options), Christmas pudding and mince pies, tea & coffee, each of our residents are also provided with a lovely gift to take home

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Sharing Best Practice

13 Nov

At Mary and Joseph House we are proud of our outstanding organisation and are always happy to share with others how we deliver high quality and person centred care, Cathy is the Registered Manager of a care home in Southport that has been rated “Good” and spent the day with us to see what she can put in place to achieve outstanding in her home

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