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Celebrate with Manor House

At the Manor House, we love any excuse for a party and to help celebrate special occasions. Recently, we have helped organise parties held at the Manor House to help families celebrate anniversaries and birthdays with their loved ones.

Living in a care home doesn’t mean family gatherings have to stop. Jayne, Director of Nursing and registered Manager at the Manor House, says, “We understand that depending on someone’s condition, they may be unable to go out or find it unsettling to leave the Manor House. We want to offer families the choice to host events at the Manor House to help them ensure their loved one is included in those special occasions. Our amazing Activities Team will do everything to make sure everyone has a lovely time and help make those magical memories.”

We want to offer room hire, party planning and catering to any relatives who would like to host a party at the Manor House so they can bring their celebration to the Manor House and involve their loved ones as much as possible. With a lovely, homely environment, everyone would be made to feel most welcome, with every detail taken care of.

In the first instance, please contact Sophie, our Facilities Manager, via 01785 250 600 and we can get the ball rolling. Let us help make your family events extra special and memorable!

Mental Health Matters at Manor House

Good mental health is essential to our overall health and well-being. There has been significant progress across broader society to support people, with it also being applied to residential settings, prioritising mental health alongside physical health. If a person’s mental health needs are unmet, it can affect their overall health.  

Jayne, Director of Nursing and registered Manager at the Manor House, says, “The mental health of our residents is just as important as their physical health. By supporting residents to feel good, we will then be able to meet all their care needs, and the person will also be happy. The mental health of our residents must be supported, ensuring that the Manor House is a positive place to live. We also provide support to our resident’s families, helping with the transition when moving a family member into care.” 

At the Manor House, we take a person-centred approach, recognising each resident as a unique individual with their own background and stories to tell. We focus on individual interests, beliefs and history to ensure residents know they are seen for who they are as an individual.  Many of our residents are living with complex mental-health conditions therefore getting to understand their individual needs and triggers, what can form a sense of calm and ease to lead positive outcomes and an improved quality of life is core to our care.  

Activities are central to what we do at the Manor House, with a full calendar of activities year-round. Our Activities Team are on hand seven days a week, offering a variety of group and one-to-one sessions to suit individuals’ interests and capabilities, ensuring residents can engage in something they enjoy. Scheduled activities also offer a sense of purpose, helping residents feel more productive.  

Facilities Manager Sophie says, “I think offering meaningful activities is key to boosting residents’ mental wellbeing. The activities we offer cover our residents’ mental, social and physical needs, including baking, crafts, danceSing, bingo and social outings.” 

Staff well-being is also very important to us at the Manor House. Throughout the year, we have team building events and nursing awards, facilitating continuous professional development and give access to our danceSing ‘on demand’ programme at work and home to all staff. 

We invite friends and family to come along and join in with all our activities, encouraging residents to stay connected, maintaining their relationships and even building new ones with other residents and team members to help prevent social isolation.  




Pamper sessions at Manor House

One of the most popular activities at the Manor House is our pamper sessions, and we ensure they appear regularly on our busy activities calendar. We have found that these sessions are welcomed by our residents and enhances the quality of their lives.

We are lucky to have an in-house salon, with a hairdresser visiting regularly to care for our residents’ hair. The salon allows residents to be pampered in a small group setting, creating a therapeutic atmosphere where chat and reminiscing take place. Manicures, pedicures and face masks are all popular choices. Dimmed lighting, soft music and lovely scents help create a luxurious atmosphere.

Facilities Manager Sophie says, “Residents love participating in pamper sessions and feel the benefits long after. Helping them feel extra special and seeing how happy it makes them is wonderful.”

The benefits of pamper sessions are not just physical; it also helps increase self-esteem and self-confidence. Residents love the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions, something we encourage as much as possible at the Manor House. Some residents have enjoyed selecting new nail colours whilst on a shopping trip, again giving them independence to make their own choices.

These sessions help prioritise our resident’s wellbeing, as well as boosting their confidence. We have pamper sessions planned over the coming months and can’t wait for the next one!