MPs, teas and cakes
Did you come to our open day?
As part of the National Care Home Open Day, the Marbrook Centre welcomed lots of people to come in to meet some of the therapy team and get a better understanding of what a neurological centre does. One of the first to arrive to support us was our local MP, Jonathan Djanogly, who spent over an hour chatting to residents and staff while taking a tour of the building. So what did he think about us?
“I was pleased to visit the Marbrook Centre in St Neots recently and was impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff who are providing nursing care and therapy for adults with long-term neurological conditions and dementia. The team at the Marbrook Centre are undertaking important work in helping each individual achieve their full potential through therapy and the inclusion of their families.”
It was a really positive experience for us all, sharing our knowledge and personal motivations for working in care. Certainly the feedback from all of our visitors was very positive, with the two most common highlights being with the size of our rehab gym and all the little design details which when brought together, can make a room so much more enabling for someone living with dementia.
Our third sector colleagues
As the Marbrook Centre is still very new and currently has lots of meeting spaces free, we have offered out some rooms to charities to hold their own regional meeting or training events. First to take up this offer was the Stroke Association, who are holding a regional meeting here next month. We cannot guarantee we will always have space, but if you work for a care or health charity, give us a call and we will try to help.
On the road again
From 30th June to 1st July, we are on the conference trail again, this time off to Hinckley, for APIL’s Advanced Brain & Spinal Cord Injury event. So as before, if you are going, do come over and say hello. At the very least you will get a smile, a free pen and a dip into our jar of sweets!