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A visit from Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Residents were delighted to welcome new friends from Kirkleatham Owl Centre. The visit was the latest in the programme of Wildlife and Gardening Events.

Snakes, owls, a bearded dragon, and even rats were greeted with delight! The Kirkleatham staff gave lots of very interesting information about their posse. The animals themselves were beautifully behaved.

The group travelled to Middleton Gardens, Middleton Court, and Middleton Oaks. Other residents from The Waterside, Middleton Woods and Middleton Grove spent time in these places. It was a very sociable afternoon.




As CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe has a very busy and challenging schedule. We were thrilled that she found time to visit Middleton Hall to see an outstanding community for herself.

Andrea toured the site, including Middleton Oaks and the medical practice. As well as expressing pleasure in viewing the facilities, she particularly enjoyed having lunch in the Restaurant with residents. Following the visit, she posted a couple of lovely tweets:


Andrea Sutcliffe @Crouchendtiger7

Thank you Jeremy & team at #CQCOutstanding @MHRetirement for my visit today. A special place & so many great ideas

Special thanks to Tom, Mani, Nanette, Julia & David for letting me join you for lunch & chat about @MHRetirement, art, poetry, enjoying life


Not content with its impressive rate of projects accomplished over the last few years, the photography group has set itself a new challenge. Or rather it wants the residents to set them one!

All are welcome to put their suggestions for photography themes to the group. Suggestion slips are available around the care services and at reception.

The group will take up as many challenges as they can over the coming months. We look forward to seeing the results, which will be on display in The Orangery.