16
Aug

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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19
Jun

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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17
May

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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1
May

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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8
Apr

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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26
Dec

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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13
Nov

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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13
Nov

Dementia Care Awards 2018 – Finalist

13 Nov

We are very proud to announce that one of our residents Gary Taylor was a finalist in the Dementia Care Awards 2018 in the category: Exceptional Contribution by a Person/People Living with Dementia This award is made to a person, or group of people, living with dementia who lives and works with incredible passion and commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of others living with dementia.   This award celebrates the many unsung heroes who, living with dementia themselves, contribute so much and inspire so many within the dementia community, Gary was nominated for his commitment to gardening work at Mary and Joseph House and volunteering in the community Gary attended the judging in London 12th October 2018 supported by his key worker Lorna and Therapeutic Worker Tom The Awards were created to celebrate the very best people in dementia care, culminating in a prestigious and glittering Gala Dinner on 8 November 2018, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton

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13
Nov

The Great North West Care Awards-Regional Finalist

13 Nov

The 2018 Regional Great British Care Awards Mercure Hotel Manchester Our Home Manager Julie has attended the judging for the Registered Manager Award and the winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner Saturday 24th November 2018 – Good Luck Julie from all the residents and staff at Mary and Joseph House, we are very proud of you 

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