Sue Clegg our chair of the management committee can be seen here receiving a cheque for £2000 from Carol Chambers of the Hartwell Trust. This is a local charity whose purpose is the relief of those in need “by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, either generally or individually, of people living in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent”. The money will be used to refurbish the courtyard area and impove the raised beds for the benefit of the residents.
Fur, feathers and prickles; it was all on show at the Manor house recently. Plop the owl is pictured here with Lance; one of our carers. Ark Farm (very apt after all the rain we’ve had) brought in all the animals. Brian looks quite at home with Plop and the other animals were lapping up the attention of many of our residents.
Colin Jackson who starred at the Garden Party in July returned to the Manor House recently. This time Colin sang in the lounge to bring some warmth on a cold winter’s day for our residents.
Pictured here is Katarina who works at the Manor House; her sister works in a school in Slovakia. Katarina has, via her sister invited the children to send messages to our residents here in Radcliffe. The display being read by one of our residents is just one of the many ways we keep our residents in touch with people of all ages and cultures. At the Manor House we recognise the importance of stimulation and social mixing.
Some of our residents visiting the ‘welcome cafe’ in Radcliffe for tea, cake and a chat with friends.
Sheila, who has been with us at the Manor House for more than 5 years is pictured here welcoming the new arrival to her family. With her are her daughter (Lynn) her grand-daughter (Marie), her great-grand-daughter (Leia) and the delightful new member of the family, her great-great-grand-daughter Ava! 5 generations together.
Mabel the therapy dog is becoming a regular visitor to the Manor House; she was last seen here at the garden party in July and she was also here back in March. The residents always give Mabel a warm welcome, she can be seen here being welcomed by a resident before she even gets through the door.
Radcliffe Manor House prides itself on the food served which has always been given good reviews by the residents and relatives alike. Recruitment and retention of staff in the care sector is a nationwide issue and the Manor House is not immune to this, but we always try to provide tasty nutritious food. Our head cook Shelly has returned to work following surgery and has now refreshed all the menus and it has been noted that the plates are definitely returning to the kitchen empty! A sample of the delights on offer can be seen here; this is just one week out of a 5 week cycle. Our food is home-cooked not boil in the bag.
Helen Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on 24th July. She is the first resident in the Manor House to receive a card from King Charles III. You can read much more about her in the August edition of the Rushcliffe Local News.
We are pleased to announce that we are now recognised by the Living Wage Foundation; we pay all our employees at least the living wage and not just the minimum wage. For us to retain our staff and provide continuity of care to our residents we recognise that pay is part of the package which helps us to achieve this. We are proud to have this accreditation as it puts us in a group of only 21 (care providers) in the East Midlands; the vast majority of whom are private sector profit driven organisations. You can visit the Living Wage Foundation website here.
On 15th July the manor house hosted the first garden party since COVID. Lots of people turned out to join residents and staff. There was a singer, pony rides, balloon sculpture, cream teas as well as the usual stalls. Members of our two sponsored football teams turned up with a goal to give children the opportunity to try and score against them.
Residents celebrated the Coronation; the plan was to have a garden party but unfortunately as is typical here in the UK, it wasn’t quite warm enough on the Bank Holiday Monday!