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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11
Nov

Rememberance Sunday 11/11/2018

11 Nov

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the deafening guns of the killing fields of France and Belgium fell silent. They had claimed more than enough lives.  The so-called Great War – in which an estimated 10 million military personnel were killed – was over. In commemoration to those who sacrificed their lives during the Great War – which came to an end 100 years ago, Mary and Joseph House residents and staff watched the services on the TV and all stood together for the two minute silence, everyone has there one story to tell and we are proud to show their respect to those that have fallen “We will remember them”                                                                    Residents created this Poppy Wall      

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2
Oct

North West Finalist – Great British Care Awards

2 Oct

CONGRATULATIONS! We are very proud to announce that Julie our Home Manager was nominated for The Care Home Registered Manager Award in The Great British Care Awards for the North West 2018 and has been shortlisted as a Regional Finalist The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. There are twenty one awards categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the social care sector Judging will take place at the Renaissance Marriot Hotel on 16th October and the winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner to be held at the Mercure Hotel on Saturday 24th November Good Luck Julie nobody deserves this nomination more than you do  

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