4th November 2013

Fundraising For Macmillian At The Manor House, Whickham

A resident at The Manor House care home in Whickham has raised £200 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Mrs Joan Thackeray, who used to work as a social worker, organised a coffee morning with cakes, raffle and prizes to raise funds for the charity. 

 

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28th October 2013

Jean And Michelle Take Part In Teesdale Radiothon

Mrs Jean Cusworth, a resident at The Manor House care home in Barnard Castle, and lifestyle coordinator Michelle Buck have been on air for the Radio Teesdale Radiothon.

The Radiothon is the flagship event for the community radio station, raising money to keep it going throughout the year.  The Radiothon is sponsored by local businesses and provides 30 hours of live radio over two days with as many community guests as possible. 

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4th October 2013

Simon Shares Expertise At Care Caterers Forum

Simon Lawrence, executive chef for Hadrian Healthcare Group and winner of this year’s Best Care Cook in the UK award, has given a special demonstration at the National Association of Care Catering annual training and development forum in Blackpool.

The three day forum is the only dedicated learning event for care caterers in the UK, and is specifically designed to address and debate the issues and challenges facing caterers in the care sector.

 

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8th August 2013

Smurf The Shetland Pony At The Manor House, Gosforth

A special visit by a Shetland pony delighted both residents and staff at The Manor House in Gosforth, Newcastle recently. 

Smurf, who had travelled from his home in Northumberland, was quite happy to come into the building and ride to the first floor in the lift.

 

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19th June 2013

Home Places Care At Top For Elderly Residents

Did you brave the snow and ice to have a look round our brand new care home, Wetherby Manor? Some of my fellow councillors had been up to Barnard Castle to look at the home there when Wetherby Manor was still at the planning stage and they returned with glowing reports, so I was prepared for something out of the ordinary.

I was still bowled over by the interiors and, what to me was the most impressive feature, the warmth and friendliness of the staff and everyone involved with the home.

 

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