Manor house Runs Community Cafe

On Saturday 20th April, the Manor House was allowed to run the Community Cafe at the Methodist Church. Lots of posters were put up around the village in advance of the event and friends donated cakes on the day. Members of our sponsored U13 Girls Football team were also on hand to help customers and keep the tables clear as new consumers arrived. The cafe was very busy and some Manor House residents made their way there too. Eleni also assisted some of our less mobile to attend and she enjoyed refreshments with a number of our residents.

Quack Quack

All five eggs have now hatched and are generating a lot of interest at the Manor House and, not just amongst the residents, staff and relatives; we have also had a visit from the Little Anchors at the Boys Brigade and our sponsored Girls and Boys football teams.

Spring Has Sprung

On Tuesday 9th April the Manor House took delivery of five duck eggs. Today three have hatched and can be seen here in the incubator. Keep watching this space.

Hartwell Trust gift to the Manor House

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.

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 9th December a Christmas Fair was held at the Manor House for the residents, families, friends and staff. There was singing, festive food a raffle and a visit from Santa. Pam can be seen with her niece and sister-in-law all wearing matching festive T-shirts.

The fur is flying

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 returns

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.

Greetings from Slovakia

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.

Rememberance Day 2023

The residents have been busy again making poppies to display on the main gate of the Manor House. These lovely poppies are made from the base of a soft drink bottle skilfully painted by our residents.

Five Generations at the Manor!

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.

Are those Fly swatters?

Looks like the residents have been playing balloon tennis again. They’re a fiercely competitive bunch don’t you think?

Mabel is back again!

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.

The new menu is going down well at the Manor House

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 reaches 100 years

Helen with balloons and cake on her 100th birthday

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.