Meet our Activities Coordinator, Liz Maxwell
Hi my name is Liz, I have worked at “The Manor” for over 10 years. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We place a big importance on completing individual booklets with each new resident aptly titled “Getting to know you”
I am here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love. Popular day trips include our annual canal barge adventure, shopping trips to M&S and mini bus trips to the seaside at Llandudno.
Outside of work I like to take trips to the farm in Anglesey with my family where we visit the beach & being a foodie I also love going to restaurants.
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Lawton Manor Care Home
We have thoroughly enjoyed in-house 'pet therapy' by hosting a hatchery of duck eggs for 10 days, welcoming 5 ducklings who hatched in their incubator at the home.
Residents have loved nurturing, feeding, watering and changing the duck's nest bedding
All the equipment was provided by the company "Incredible Eggs"
The chicks have now gone to their forever home in Mow Cop where they have acres of land and a huge pond to swim in
The Great Manor Bake Off
Residents designed, baked and decorated a beautiful Easter cake to enter into Barchester's Easter Cake Competition. Once the photos had been submitted to the judges the cake was cut and individual portions were shared amongst the master bakers.
British Sign Language lessons
Residents are enjoying participating in weekly lessons delivered by Activities Coordinator Sam and Carer Sami to learn the complete BSL programme.
Carer Sami is registered deaf and is leading the weekly lessons. We are thrilled to be learning this new skill set whilst having lot of fun each week as part of the daily Life Enrichment Program at Lawton Manor
The Clonter Opera delivers Afternoon Tea
We have always considered The Clonter Opera as great friends of Lawton Manor and they have remained so throughout this last year. We have once again received individual boxes of exquisite cakes. The delicious delivery of afternoon tea for residents was a wonderful gesture and we all enjoyed listening to recordings of "Songs from The Shows"
We look forward to such times when we can attend a concert at the Clonter once again
Families reconnect at Lawton Manor
For residents at Lawton Manor care home in Church Lawton nr Alsager, the long awaited reunion with one family member has become a reality, as one single named visitor is now allowed to visit each resident in their bedroom.
There has been much anticipation of this moment by families and residents alike. Guidance was issued by the Government on March 4 and Barchester Healthcare, who run Lawton Manor care home, is proceeding with a safe and cautious approach to visiting. Strict protocols are in place with all visitors required to have a negative Lateral Flow Device test result before being allowed into the home, and infection control measures and social distancing in place for every visit, with hand holding allowed but not recommended.
Despite the need for testing and social distancing, it was still welcome news for so many residents and their family members to be able to meet in the comfort of their bedroom. Residents and their relatives enjoyed getting together and catching up face to face.
In the name of Love, we served a delicious three course Valentine's Day Supper for residents. Love was the name of the game in the evening as we played games and held a Valentine's Day themed Pub style Quiz. Resident's loved their prizes, not to mention that certain favourite tipples including Baileys went down very well indeed too!