These are pictures taken of the paper hedgehogs made by our residents and activity coordinator in the Garden Wing, November 2019.

We wish a warm welcome to our new colleagues; Victoria Pearse, Geneveve Crane and Jamie Hazelton who have joined us as Care Assistants. Nathan Hollis who has joined our Housekeeping ranks and Mary Powell who is now working in the office. We also welcome back to Sibbertoft Manor, Kate James in her role as an Activities Co-ordinator.

Our congratulations to Gosia and her family on the safe arrival of little Antoni.

Children have now returned to school after the Summer holidays so Fee has resumed her volunteer work; reading with the children
from Welford School. If anyone else would like to help with this weekly activity please let us know, they would be very welcome.
The children benefit hugely from individuals taking the time to listen to them and encouraging their reading skills. We will take the minibus weekly so please let us know if you are interested in attending.

Some of our residents have recently expressed a wish for ‘guest’ speakers to come to the home to provide talks of interest. We have sent out several invitations to local establishments, businesses and charities and are waiting for responses. We hope that a programme of talks will commence in late October. Details of all talks will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed.

Please remember the minibus is available to take you on outings. If anyone would like to visit Market Harborough, go for coffee or visit local attractions please let a member of activity staff know and they will be happy to arrange this for you.

The next meeting arranged for Relatives/Representatives will be held on October 17th 2019 at 11.00 am. These quarterly meetings provide a forum for people to discuss general matters regarding Sibbertoft Manor and allow management the opportunity to provide information on developments within the home and changes in Legislation. Everyone is very welcome. Minutes of the meeting are circulated to all residents’ relatives and representatives.

We have just started our Flu Vaccination campaign. All Staff are encouraged to have the Flu Jab each year to minimise the risk of residents contracting Flu. Our Staff uptake has, in the past, been significant, and we envisage that this years response will also be good. Flu Vaccinations for residents will also commence in October.

We will be hosting a coffee morning in aid of the MacMillan Cancer Charity in November. We will be holding a ‘bake-off’ competition with cakes donated by staff.

Judging will be done by residents and visitors to the home during the coffee morning. There will also be a raffle for the Charity. Please encourage your friends and relatives to attend this event and support a great Charity.

On the 7th of September Sibbertoft Manor hosted a Village Garden Party to raise funds for St Helens Church. There were stalls, games for children and dance demonstrations. Afternoon Tea was served throughout the afternoon and the event raised over £1,500 for the church. The committee were very grateful to everyone who participated in the event and contributed to make it a big success.

We welcome Simona and Sorin Pop, who have both joined us at Sibbertoft as Care Assistants. Also new to the staff is Beth Langford (Jess’s sister) who is working as a Care Assistant & Housekeeper. Aimee Murphy joins the ranks as a new Housekeeper as of Easter. We wish all of them a very enjoyable time working with all the residents at Sibbertoft and hope that it has taken no time at all to settle in.

Surinder Kandola, who has already been working to help with one-to-one care and communication with the residents, has now stepped into her new role as an Activities Coordinator

We are delighted to announce that Yelvertoft Carol Singers will be joining us again on Monday 16th December at 2:30pm. Please join us for sherry and mince pies.