16
Jul

WINNER

16 Jul

We are delighted to announce that our home manager has won an award in the category “The Leader in supporting Talent Development” in The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards These are the first Greater Manchester-wide awards to recognise paid and unpaid members of the workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester      

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13
Jul

Activites week – Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July 2018

13 Jul

Residents at Mary and Joseph House are given the opportunity to attend an annual holiday each year, this time our residents and staff went to the Carousel Hotel in Blackpool and had a fabulous time, but not everyone likes to be away from home as it can be unsettling in a new environment for some people, so we always ensure that our residents are given the opportunity to choose somewhere they would like to go during activities week and this is where they have picked: Monday – Llandudno Tuesday – Southport Wednesday – Liverpool – The Beatles Experience, The Maritime Museum Thursday – Fishing, Gala Bingo Friday – Steam Train Lets hope this lovely weather continues, have a great time everyone

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27
Jun

Congratulations Julie-being nominated and shortlisted for The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards

27 Jun

We are delighted to announce that our Home Manager Julie has been shortlisted for an award in the category “The Leader in supporting Talent Development” as part of The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards These are the first Greater Manchester-wide awards to recognise paid and unpaid members of the workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester The response to the awards has been overwhelming with almost 400 nominations submitted by the people of Greater Manchester

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25
May

Man of the Match-Our very own Tom

25 May

Mary & Joseph House residents and staff attended the Manchester City Football Stadium to support Tom our Therapeutic Worker who not only played but won man of the match – read the MEN article here MEN ARTICLE  

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25
May

Privacy Notice

25 May

The Joseph Cox Charity is required by law to tell you about your rights and our obligations regarding our collecting and processing any of your personal information, which you might provide to us, this is the privacy notice for Mary & Joseph House part of the Joseph Cox Charity PRIVACY NOTICE

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18
Jan

ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage)

18 Jan

Monday 15th January 2018 a training session was held for 37 staff, the trainers Milan and Clive from the ARBD Trust have left a lovely letter that we would like to share with you Our visit at Mary and Joseph House by Clive Oldbridge & Milan Mores (Trainers) from ARBD Trust ….so you want to manage a care home, do you? I have always been impressed by those who pay attention to detail. It would perhaps explain my life-long fascination with the intricacies of Formula One, or what makes a two Michelin star chef or a top class hotel like The Ritz. Just what is it that motivates people to be the best? On Monday we were scheduled to deliver a talk to the staff at Mary & Joseph House in Manchester. A banner strapped to the railings outside proclaims the view of the industry inspectors that this care home is ‘outstanding.’ There is a hint of this when we ring the doorbell and it is opened, and we are greeted, by two managers. We are shown the venue, offered tea or coffee, and the service manager arrives and runs us through the routine in the event of a fire. That completed, he still has time to ensure that our equipment is set up and we are happy. As we sip coffee and gather our thoughts we are offered sandwiches and we have a brief chance to sample the atmosphere. We notice that staff arrive early to take their places for our session. We have noticed, and felt, the relaxed atmosphere in the dining room where residents and staff eat together, more like the restaurant in a good department store than a care home. There is a sense here of structure. Not a pyramid where the manager sits at the top but one that is linear and interlocking. There is a total absence of hierarchy. Each person has a role to play and is as respected as the next. And you can sense it. There is an order which inspires confidence that here are people who know what they are…

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11
Oct

CQC state of health and adult social care in England 2016/17

11 Oct

The report includes a positive reference to Mary & Joseph House (page 58) and we were honoured to be invited to the launch of the report in Westminster on Tuesday 10th October 2017.  Home manager Julie Hoszowskyj and Chair of the Management Committee Johanne O’Rourke attended to discuss the findings of the report and the future of Health and Social Care; they also had the opportunity to put questions forward. Julie Hoszowskyj (Home Manager), Andrea Sutcliffe (Chief Inspector of Adult Services), Johanne O’Rourke (Chair of Management Committee Mary & Joseph House) Launch of the report at Westminster 10th October 2017 CQC state of health and adult social care in England 2016/2017 (extract from the report) Person-centred care in a high performing service Mary and Joseph House is a care home in Manchester, providing accommodation and personal care to adult men with enduring mental health needs, A person who uses the service said: “The staff here know what they are doing, they have supported me so well, I was close to death when I first arrived, now I am strong and feel great, ” Mary and Joseph House check that people have realistic aims and objectives, They want to make sure that if people are moving out, they have their finances sorted out correctly. There was an example of a person who was due to move back into his family home. The service was supporting him over a number of months to visit his home regularly to try and build up links with the community, to find new volunteering opportunities, and to know that he can still come back to Mary and Joseph House for a cup of tea or to have a meal. Arts and creativity were an integral part of the service provided at the house: The service had a choir and an instrumental band that had been organised by the staff and residents. A therapeutic gardener and art teacher were employed, the gardening team have worked with the group to achieve Gold Awards in various Royal Horticultural Society competitions

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14
Sep

Congratulations to Johanne O`Rourke,

14 Sep

Johanne is chair of the management committee at Mary & Joseph House, having committed over 33 years of her life working with The Joseph Cox charity, Johanne has made a remarkable contribution to the lives of other people.  The medal is acknowledgement from Pope Francis himself, in recognition of Johannes dedication and service. Its a truly wonderful achievement and we are all very proud to celebrate this with Johanne    

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13
Sep

ZooLab – Improving lives through animal therapy

13 Sep

ZooLab is an animal handling experience that our residents enjoyed immensely, they got to touch and hold an animal they may never have even seen before such as centipedes and iguanas,  animal therapy is recognised as an occupational therapy within psychology: animals bring people together, helping people to see things with a different perspective and to cope in the most adverse situations As you can see by these photographs Andy our Activity Co-Ordinator was trying to be brave!

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