9
May

New Catering Manager

9 May

We would like to introduce you to the latest member of our team – Vladimir I have been in the Catering industry since leaving school over 20 years ago. I chose to work in care industry to do something meaningful, rather than just focus on my career. I’d like for our residents to have the best possible nutrition whilst enjoying the food as well according to their individual needs and preferences. I would like to make a difference for the residents and alongside the rest of the team help them to live to the best of their abilities. 

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22
Feb

Friends of The Halle Orchestra

22 Feb

The friends of The Halle Orchestra paid us a visit, facilitating an interactive music workshop playing music from around the world, as well as some group interactive rhythm games which the residents thoroughly enjoyed, these involved each resident moving to the rhythm of the current music playing

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22
Feb

Earls Jerk Chicken

22 Feb

Once again Assistant Manager Earl made a comeback to the kitchen with his famous Jerk Chicken, everyone was treated to an amazing selection of chicken, rice and peas, plantain, salsa and don’t forget the hot sauce

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22
Feb

National Pizza Day

22 Feb

Every year on 9 February it is National Pizza Day, a whole day to celebrate all things doughy and delicious. So we are asking the very important question – which is your favourite topping? Our Activity Co-Ordinator Andy held a Pizza making masterclass, residents learnt how to make authentic Italian Pizzas from scratch with all their favourite toppings

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13
Dec

HOME Art Exhibition 2022

13 Dec

We are thrilled to announce that four of our talented residents have been selected to have their artwork displayed in the ‘Manchester Open 2022’ exhibition at HOME Gallery, in Manchester city centre. From January to March 2022, the HOME Gallery walls will be filled with work from 400+ Greater Manchester residents, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives. There was a staggering 2,271 artwork entries for the exhibition, only 1 in 5 entries were selected, meaning that this is an incredible accomplishment for our residents. This is the second time residents from Mary & Joseph House have been successful with their applications to the ‘Manchester Open’. HOME Gallery A huge congratulation to Alan Timpson, Ernest Astin, John Lawanson and Malcolm Slate on their success, and we can’t wait to see their work on display.

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12
Nov

Remembrance Day

12 Nov

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty Residents and staff at Mary and Joseph House held our own remembrance service on 11th November in our chapel, we listened to poems read by residents, sang hymns and prayed together, each reflecting and remembering in our own personal way Following the service everyone gathered in the garden to lay the crosses that had been made by residents and staff

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27
Sep

The Secret Garden Library

27 Sep

If you go down to the woods today, you might be in for a big surprise… and stumble upon our Secret Garden Library! Nestled amongst the trees, in a quiet area of The Woodland Walk, the Secret Garden Library is starting to take shape! With help from John who painted the sleepers, and Ernest who has donated books! Sarah and Tom (activities team) have been painting book spine designs on to the wooden sleepers that surround the library to create a quirky and immersive space.

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4
Aug

Visiting update

4 Aug

The Management and Staff are happy to welcome visitors back to Mary and Joseph House, all of our Covid secure measures remain in place and this will not change following the Government guidance changes on 19 July 2021. Visitors are asked to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our care home. This follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance for all healthcare settings and will help to ensure the safety of our staff and residents at all times. Thank you for your continued support. please read the latest Government advice Summary of guidance for visitors – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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21
Jul

Freedom Day – Care Home Visiting

21 Jul

Mary and Joseph House are delighted to welcome family and friends to visit their loved ones, without the strict limitations we’ve all experienced over the past year. however Care home visitors are also still being advised to keep close personal contact to a minimum, and to stay socially distanced from other residents, visitors and members of staff, Whilst the requirement to wear face coverings in public spaces is being lifted from 19th July, face masks and PPE will still need to be worn inside care homes, and visitors will still need a negative rapid test result for Covid-19 before they can enter the home. The government guidance on this has not changed. We understand how frustrating this can be, but with coronavirus cases on the rise, we all need to do our bit to protect our residents and staff, continuing to wear PPE and keep our distance is to continue to protect them from the virus. We would like to say a huge thankyou to everyone for their patience and support during the last year, it has been greatly appreciated by everyone

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