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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30
Jun

Gone Fishing

30 Jun

We’ve really missed our fishing trips over the last 18 months and were delighted to make a return to Bradshaw Hall Fisheries at the beginning of June. With all our tackle loaded in the car, Andy, Gary and Martin set off with high hopes; only to find that Andy (our activity co-ordinator) had forgot to bring the chairs! What a wally.  Thank goodness for the staff at Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, who managed to find an old dining chair in their storage cabins! Martin wasn’t sat down for long, as he caught this beautiful Crucian Carp.  Then, after a quiet spell Gary managed to land two absolute belters, around the 6lb mark.  Needless to say, Gary had a smug look on his face for the rest of the day. A special thanks to the Staff of Bradshaw Hall Fisheries for supporting our fishing trips (and finding a spare chair fort the day).

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30
Jun

Burger day

30 Jun

Our all American Diner served up delicious American style burgers, with French fries and onion rings, its safe to say everyone enjoyed this lunchtime special

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27
May

Our Amazing Activity Team

27 May

Mary and Joseph House are very fortunate to have an amazing Therapeutic Activities Team who spend their time engaging with the residents, finding out what they enjoy and making it happen Andy (Activity Co-Ordinator), he is proud to be a Dignity Champion, a very caring, funny, eccentric person, bit of a showman, musician and comedian, yoga teacher, cook, baker, quizmaster Therapeutic Art Tutor Sarah, works in our art studio; Sarah has a calming nature with a patient personality that allows residents to express themselves creatively, through drawing, painting, mosaic and sculpture.  Supporting residents to enter and win art competitions holding exhibitions of residents art work in the local community alongside Andy producing a very professional monthly newsletter with lots of pictures of all the activities that have taken place that month Therapeutic worker Tom, a trained Carpenter, singer in our house band, he is also a showman and revelled in his role as Prince Charming in the Christmas Panto, Tom enjoys providing residents with  purpose and building their self-esteem, supporting residents to enhance their environment, creating a Woodland walk, outdoor bowls, outdoor gym, the world’s best chicken coup “Cluckingham Palace”, building bespoke wooden garden furniture, Tom also supports residents with their religious and cultural needs, providing a weekly religious service in our chapel

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29
Apr

A taste of the Caribbean

29 Apr

Residents and staff enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean, back by popular demand big Earl (Assistant Manager) and our wonderful Catering Team treated us all to Earls famous Jerk Chicken and his secret recipe Salsa. The atmosphere was superb and reggae music got all our toes tapping

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29
Apr

Happy Easter

29 Apr

It was a beautifully warm and sunny Easter weekend and we marked Good Friday with a lovely service in the garden Residents and staff gathered around the wooden cross and during the service readings and a poem were delivered

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29
Apr

Garden News

29 Apr

Our woodland walk is looking beautiful and ready for the spring flowers thanks to one of our resident volunteers Martin, who has done a fantastic job

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