Our supported living services are full of activities with a busy calendar of group cooking classes, exercise, health and nutrition workshops, 1-2-1 time and occupational therapy to suit everyone’s needs and help our residents to reach their recovery goals.
Our Montgomery House residents created some posters in memory of the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as everyone who was injured or affected, in the Manchester Arena attack 5 years ago. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.
Support workers Paula and Olivia supported residents in brightening up Montgomery House for Mental Health Awareness Week, creating a positivity board filled with encouraging quotes and a coping strategy board where staff and residents wrote down tips for coping when they feel sad.
Some of our residents at Montgomery House have a keen interest in football and volunteer at Radcliffe FC twice weekly. They help to maintain the grounds and complete maintenance before and after the games to ensure the environment remains clean and safe.
One of our Montgomery House residents has received a letter from J.K. Rowling! Our resident is a huge Harry Potter fan and has used the books and films as a coping strategy for many years. Our resident commented: “I am delighted and feel honoured to have received this letter. It has made my year!”
A big thank you to our Support Worker Harry Evans for arranging this – our very own Northern Healthcare wizard!
With support from one of our Support Workers, our residents independently followed a new recipe and learnt new skills in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious keema curry!
One of our residents from Montgomery House independently followed a recipe to bake some vanilla cupcakes with green buttercream icing for St Patrick’s Day on Thursday! 🍀
Four of our residents from Montgomery House attended the Manchester City v. Sporting Lisbon game with Support Worker Harry. This meant a lot to one resident in particular as he had not been to a Manchester City game for a while. Our residents had a great time and although the game finished 0-0, Manchester City made it through to the quarter finals of the Champions League on aggregate! ⚽
One of our residents from Montgomery House was supported by our team to volunteer at Incredible Edibles last week, a gardening project that supports the community by growing local produce and maintaining a community garden area.
Our resident got stuck in and built his own pathway. First he scraped the ground, and then put down the carpet base. Once that was complete, he put down the wood chip to form the path, and added the rocky border for a finishing touch!
One of our residents from Montgomery House has attended the local leisure centre for a Body Pump class for the first time since pre-covid. She was very nervous but excited about getting back into exercise within the community.
Our resident completed the whole class with support from staff and afterwards she said: “I really enjoyed the session and would like to continue to attend on a weekly basis.” 🏋️♀️
Residents from Montgomery House, Mary Seacole House and Milnshaw House all got together for a friendly game of football, ending with a penalty shootout!
Everyone had a really fun day and there was lots of laughter and shouting to be heard, along with cheers and boos!
A big thank you to Radcliffe Borough for allowing us to use their training pitch and function room to host the game.
A big thank you also to our finance director Dan for refereeing!
Montgomery House have been busy creating a beautiful Autumn display! 🍁🍂 They also hosted a pool competition, which was enjoyed by all! 🎱
Residents at Montgomery House kept cool throughout the Summer with some refreshing iced coffee.
Another busy week at Montgomery House! Residents had a special visit from some adorable chicks and learnt a little about how to care for them. Later in the week, residents put their construction skills to the test with Lego, and made their own personalised picture frames.
Residents and team members were delighted to host a celebratory farewell party for Mark Brooks. As Team Leader Mark has been a highly valued member of the Montgomery House team, he is leaving to join Holly Court as Service Manager and we wish him the best of luck in his new role.
A very welcome change of scenery for two of our residents who were very happy to be back volunteering at Radcliffe Borough Football Club. Our residents wore PPE whilst giving the club a fresh lick of paint ready for receiving new visitors when it is safe to do so.
One of our favourite activities to promote social inclusion at Montgomery House is baking. Residents learn new skills and take great pride in baking treats for each other.