June 2020: Rainbows At St Lukes


Without the rain there would be no rainbow

The new norm continues to be challenging but we embrace this with a smile on our faces, and a positive attitude here at St Lukes. We continue as a team to ensure our residents receive the excellent care they deserve.

While our home still remains closed to visitors and family members. We continue to keep in close contact with family, friends and loved ones via FaceTime, Skype and even hand-written letters.

We are sure everyone is happy to see some relaxation in the lockdown rules. We continue to keep everyone updated every step of the way on how we are running the home during the pandemic. Thank you all for your support in assisting us to keep our residents’ and home as safe as possible.

As ever with our residents’ at St Lukes, we will endeavour to assist them to live their life as they wish supporting them to do so with our dedicated team.

A day in the life of Truman - our house dog

Truman chooses where he sleeps, with his owner in her room or in one of our communal areas. When he rises its usually 7am. Our manager takes him for a walk. Then he is given fresh water and food. He then spends his day being loved and pampered by the residents. He loves the attention. Staff and family members take him on regular walks. If he is away for too long, everyone misses him. On an evening Truman usually settles like most of us in front of the TV.

June activities

May was busy with our VE Day celebrations, and our Thursday evening clap for NHS staff and social care carers. The local police even came to join us! As did the lovely local community of Calverley who have given us great support and helped us keep up the hard work. Thank you!

Our lifestyles coach Sue has organised: Green fingers at the ready – planting new planters for our garden area, games afternoon (social distancing) to keep the mind active, as well as keeping residents connected with loved ones and family members, one to one pamper sessions and we are designing and making cushions for our residents – these will be made by our residents and volunteers.

Birthdays of both residents and staff

We have celebrated some Birthdays of both residents and staff throughout May andJune. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Butterfield and our home manager Tracey.

All the birthdays were celebrated with cake, flowers and gifts. Also chats with loved ones made the occasion a happy one. There was even one special wedding anniversary, and staff members delivered a bouquet of flowers to Mr. Pages wife on his behalf.

A big shout out to Mr. Hardaker who has become a proud grandfather again – of a beautiful baby boy called Charlie – congratulations from all!

Thank you to so many people!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support. The support we have been shown during these difficult times has been fantastic. And we thank you for all the kind donations the home has received.

You have really helped the residents and staff cope with this pandemic. St Lukes will forever remain in the heart of the Calverley community.

Thank you & stay safe.

Contact Us

Manager: Tracey Sharp

St Lukes Nursing Home
Upper Carr Lane
Calverley, Leeds
LS28 5PL

Tel: 01132563547
Email: stlukes@mariposacare.com