The 1st Westgate Beavers made a welcome first appearance here at St Michael's, they bought along with then gifts & homemade cards and biscuits.
The children started the singing with "The twelve days of Christmas"- with help from the residents and staff of course! They carried on with our favourites such as " Christmas Pudding", "Little Donkey" and finishing with the classic "Away in a Manger", so beautiful and moving when sang by children and reduced many of us to tears.
The children were cheerful and excited about Christmas- tucking into chocolates in the Old Chapel after their performance with noisy  pleasure.
The Scout Master was asked if the 1st Westgate Cubs & Beavers and Scouts could visit more often to chat to our residents, so hopefully this will be the beginning of regular visits in 2018.
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Eric OkoloJanuary, 2018

“In November 2015 my mother had a serious stroke which left her speechless, immobile and unable to swallow. She spent the next year and half in four different hospitals making a slow recovery. On discharge, she was placed in an interim care home and from there I was extremely fortunate to obtain for her a placement at St Michael's. Since her arrival in July 2017 she has made a quantum improvement both physically and psychologically. Because of the interactive nature of the environment, together with the level of care and respect gladly given by staff, I see she has turned a new chapter in her life which is now more fruitful and engaging. Thank you all for your continued commitment.”

Patrick CouchFebruary, 2019

“My mother was admitted for respite care and stayed for another six weeks. The staff quickly got to know her likes and dislikes and managed her path to good health with humour and great patience. Mum was encouraged to participate in the many activities, which meant that for the first time in many years she was socialising. Her medical treatment was properly maintained and whenever I visited her she was clean and well groomed. St Michael's care does exactly that, care! Thank you.”

Nicky BeachMarch, 2019

“Myself and my sister would just like to thank every last person involved with the care of our mother in her last three weeks of her life. From the receptionists, who were particularly helpful to us, to the hairdresser, the laundry staff, kitchen and of course the very long caring nursing staff who went above and beyond in making our Mum's final days bearable for all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”