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New wing at Manchester

Here in Manchester our new wing is going up.

As the major refurbishment of St Joseph’s Home in Manchester continues and with twenty five rooms already completed, we have now reached a major step on the way to completion. The remaining wing is being completely replaced with a newly built wing which will enable us to recover some of the rooms lost in the refurbishment so far.

When finished, it will mean we can welcome a further twenty residents plus five more to the independent living apartments bringing us almost back to our former capacity. 

With all the ground preparation completed, and foundations in place, we are now thrilled to see the walls of our new wing getting that bit higher each day. Despite an early delay due to Covid-19 restrictions, work is now progressing well and is due to be completed next summer. We are closely watching the progress and looking forward to the prospect of then being able to accept more elderly residents into our care.

We are grateful to the Charitable Trusts who have contributed to this major work as well as all the other generous donors. Although many of our planned fundraising events had to be cancelled, the staff and volunteers of the Home planned and organized a very successful virtual bike ride which was so well supported the target set was almost doubled. We are hugely grateful to our “Pedal Pushers” and all those who are supporting us during this difficult time for everyone. While assuring all of our prayers we confide the completion of this project to the Lord, remembering the words of St Jeanne Jugan: “If God is with us, it will be accomplished”.