A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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30 Dec 2020

“When there is a happy, positive environment, all the rest is much easier to achieve.”

Lucia recently joined the Sisters Hospitallers family as a Registered Manager. “I like the principles and values that are at the heart of the organisation and it would be an honour to live up to their standards and to be of service.” She has over twenty years of experience working with vulnerable children and adults with different diagnoses and in various settings, such as supported living, outreach and residential homes. She feels proud of having always strived to make a difference to the people she has worked with.

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21 Dec 2020

In Collaboration with the SVP

The Sisters from Footherley Hall have been supporting the Society of St. Vincent the Paul (SVP ) group from Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield for several years, donating items that have been distributed primarily to migrants. On hearing from the SVP they are now not only helping migrants but also many others who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and are finding it difficult to sustain their families, all the staff contributed to the solidarity project and with the amount collected we are sending food every week.

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19 Dec 2020

Music fulfilled us!

Music was a very important part of our residents' lives at St Teresa’s Home, especially during the pandemic, it helped us to snap out of any gloomy moods and go back to being relaxed and happy. On several occasions, staff joined in helping to organise joyful and uplifting activities for our residents. Jennifer, who is a gifted singer, was happy to get involved in sing a long afternoon and to lead the activity with her beautiful voice. The musical afternoon quickly became a dance session. Our little party ended with laughs, tea and cakes.

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20 Dec 2020

Arts and crafts

St Augustine's residents made a beautiful family tree. All the residents’ names are there because we are all part of St Augustine’s family and this lovely tree represents us. Susan, Maurice, Michael, Lily, Peggy and Jenny helped to put the tree together. Maurice did extra hard work cutting and glueing. Meanwhile, the rest of the residents helped with ideas to make it more decorative.

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16 Dec 2020

“Health and social care are where my heart is”

Nina Amoo recently joined Sisters Hospitallers as Head of HR. Previously she was employed as an HR Consultant working on the Nightingale field hospitals in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. She has been working in Human Resources for almost 20 years. We have interviewed her and she said, “I am drawn to organisations where the values are embedded into the way things are done throughout every touchpoint of the organisation.” “Health and social care are where my heart is”

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11 Dec 2020

Our very own Pirate Fancy Dress Day

At Footherley Hall Care Home we had our own Fancy Dress Day! Captainess Silver Toni and Shipwreck Sue threw down the anchor and landed at Footherley Hall to a ‘Ha Ha Me Hearties’ quote of the day from our resident Rosie ‘now you’re a sight for sore eyes aren’t you!’ It was a day of ‘hearty’ fun and a complete ‘barrel’ of laughs!

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8 Dec 2020

Advent Reflection “STAY AWAKE!”

Sisters Hospitallers in Shenstone have reflected in the meaning of Advent and the would like to share their thoughts. “The Advent readings invite us to recall our own faith history. We must stay awake and alert to the call in the midst of our society and be willing to help others who may be struggling with their own preoccupations.”

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15 Nov 2020

Celebrating our Constitutions

Sisters Hospitallers are immersed in reviewing their constitution. They studied, prayed and reflected on its contents in an atmosphere of fraternal sharing. It was a very enriching experience at a community level. Shenstone and London communities would like to share their conclusions so far. Sr Bernardina concluded by saying ‘we call the constitution our Gospel, living the hospitality as consecrated life in the world.’

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12 Nov 2020

Daily Activities

At Sisters Hospitallers care home in London, we had many beautiful moments in October and the days were filled with activities and joy. Painting, quizzes, outings, concerts, games and movie afternoons were some of our daily activities.

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10 Nov 2020

Sisters Hospitallers are recruiting for Day & Night Healthcare Assistants in Addlestone

Sisters Hospitallers are recruiting for Day & Night Healthcare Assistants at our Care Home, St Augustine’s, in Addlestone. If you enjoy helping people and want to make a positive difference in their lives, this job could just be what you are looking for. Working with a really supportive team and friendly atmosphere, Care and Support workers are at the absolute heart of what we do, by providing the majority of frontline care within our Care Home. Our focus is on the care of the elderly, to include those with Dementia. As a Charitable business, our ethos is to provide hospitality, humanity and care with professionalism.

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10 Nov 2020

“A career in care is so rewarding”

Katie Lee has been Deputy Manager at St Augustine’s Home since last September. She has reached NVQ Level 5, starting in the care sector as a part-time domiciliary care assistant because she was looking for a rewarding job. “I started work as a domiciliary care assistant many years ago when my children were small. I wanted a part-time job that not only fitted around my family commitments but was also rewarding.”

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7 Nov 2020

French Morning

Sisters Hospitallers care home in London has introduced a new activity – ‘Visit a country’ morning. Each month we present a country to our residents and take them on a virtual trip. In October, the residents were happy to learn more about France during our French Morning.

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6 Nov 2020

Message for the Managing Director

Kevin Rusbridge is Sisters Hospitallers Managing Director in the UK. He wants to share a positive message as the UK prepares itself for another lockdown. “This brings about its own challenges for businesses who have faced an unprecedented level of disruptions not only in Healthcare but across all global markets.”

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1 Nov 2020

María Josefa Recio’s Day in Addlestone

Sisters Hospitallers community in Addlestone celebrates the 30th of each month María Josefa Recio’s Day. She was one of the foundresses of the Congregation together with Benedict Mennin and María Angustias Jimenez. They dedicate the day to reflect on her many virtues, especially her life of prayer, charity and service.

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27 Oct 2020

Magic table

The residents at Sisters Hospitallers care home in London have been enjoying a new game - “The magic table”. It is a projector of interactive technology, similar to a computer, loaded with many sensory games which can be played on a table. The magic table is helping to put a smile on the faces of our residents with dementia– while increasing their social engagement.

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16 Oct 2020

Happy Feast

Sisters Hospitallers care home in Addlestone couldn’t say goodbye to the summer without a party. For the occasion, they had a barbecue. Gathering together was just lovely, mostly to see our residents having fun. The best part was to have Daniel Brewerton with us again. Due to COVID-19, it’s not easy to provide our residents with entertainers. The barbeque was arranged to celebrate our home day, which coincided with St Augustine’s Feast.

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14 Oct 2020

Claire Zehe 30 years of Service at Footherley Hall Care Home

Deputy Manager Claire Zehe celebrated an amazing 30 years of service Hall Care Home run by the Sisters Hospitallers. We honoured this very special day by presenting Claire with a card, flowers and gifts from us all. In her speech, Claire talked of how she has always been lucky here and has worked with some really good teams of staff.

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25 Sep 2020

Skyping & Facetime

Skype and Facetime are now an essential part of the residents daily life and the conversations always end up with them being uplifted and cheerful. Two examples are Ann and Pamela. Ann kept in contact with her brother who visited their old family house in Ireland. Through Livestream, Pamela was able to “attend virtually “ the graduation of her grandson.

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15 Sep 2020

Ice cream party

At St Teresa’s Home, we had a beautiful ice cream party. Deidre, one of our residents, and Anita, the Activities Coordinator, were in charge of the organisation. There was a setup place in the kitchenette that helped us to create the atmosphere of an ice-cream shop. Residents said that it was a fantastic ice cream afternoon and brought memories back from when they had their family Sunday walk with ice cream in the park.

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