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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.

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Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 9th June, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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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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Care Home Open Day

Marple Dale had a successful and wonderful Open Day; friends, family members and the local community all enjoyed the wonderful sounds of Eric Bailey and his accordion and were all amazed by Paul Kaye, the Magician.

We hosted a game of bottle bingo and had a great tombola with some fantastic prizes that included a lovely hamper donated by our local Morrisons store.

A delicious barbeque was prepared by our amazing Chefs, Martin and Jerson. We also held a bake off competition to raise funds for Barchester's Charitable Foundation and Cherril Norris was declared the winner for her outstanding cheesecake recipe.  

After all of the activities, we indulged in afternoon tea with delicious scones and sandwiches and cakes from the bake off competition, whilst being serenaded by Willie and The Poor Boys Ukulele Band.

A great time was had by everyone!

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Stockport Care Awards

Folks from Arbour Court and Marple Dale attended the Stockport Star Awards at the Cheshire Conference Centre recently. This annual event celebrates the achievement of young people in the borough.

Kerry Fletcher was named winner of the 'Best Nurse Award' and Kieran won the 'Best Carer Award'. Michelle was also nominated for Best Nurse.

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World Animal Day

We celebrated "World Animal Day" on Friday 4th October by inviting Animals Intuition along with a selection of animals. Some were cute & cuddly some were NOT!!It's amazing to see the reaction of the residents and how brave some can be! They had the opportunity(only if they wished) to hold or stroke a variety including: Kellogg the Corn Snake, Charlotte the Tarantula, Pinball the albino Hedgehog, Scooby Doo the Gecko,Pinky & Perky the Guinea Pigs. The animals owner also gives an informative talk about each one. They will be back!

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Murray the Owl

We had a wonderful visit from Murray the Burrowing Owl & his friend Frosty which brought smiles all around. Murray did some flying around from one resident to another then was a bit naughty & decided he didn’t want to go so hid behind a resident’s chair!!! He did go eventually but we look forward to his next visit in July!

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New care enquiries 0161 885 0257

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 0161 449 0771

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