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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Clare Burke

Hello, my name is Clare Burke, and I'm the Activities Coordinator here at Marple Dale. I have been doing this role since April 2018 and I absolutely love it.

Before I started as the Activities Coordinator, I worked as a Carer here and, previous to that, I worked in a nursery as a Nurse.

I love being creative and getting everyone involved in our activities. I have built a good relationship with the residents here and know them very well.

Activities at our home

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Life at our home

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Southport Beach

Residents of Marple Dale had a lovely day out in Southport; we went on the pier and watched the train go by, then had some lovely ice cream. We also went for fish and chips and watched the carousel go round and round.

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Canal Trip

Residents had a great time during our sail along the canal to High Lane. We had fish and chips on the barge whist residents and loved ones socialised with one another, enjoying the sunshine and scenery.

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June Open Day

Residents had a brilliant time at the open day; there was a treasure hunt and the young children who came to Marple Dale had fun searching for hidden treasure. There was a delicious BBQ courtesy of our Head Chef, Martin, and lots of outdoor games and brilliant entertainers.

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15 Years of Service

Congratulations to Dawn Dunn, who recently receive her 15 year Long Service Award. She has been with the company since 16th June 2003 – what an impressive feat!

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Stockport Star Awards

This was the moment Marple Dale won the Stockport Star. We were nominated by a GP in the local area; he was so impressed with how our staff nursed a young mum, aged 45, with a terminal condition. The lady had a 5 year old daughter and staff would organise her birthday parties as Mum couldn't.  

We also won the 'Excellence in Quality Award' on the very same night.

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Employee of the Month - December

Resident, Dan, was delighted to present staff member, Emma Stafford, with her December Employee of the Month award. Well done, Emma!

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