A jam packed day for Mellish House

The residents from Mellish House in Sudbury enjoyed an afternoon out at the Tiptree Jam Factory.

A small bus journey took our residents to the Tiptree Jam factory museum where they learnt about the history of jam making and the town of Tiptree.

The factory holds a number of carefully stored away pictures, documents and redundant machines, where Mr. John’s wife Daphne recorded each artifact and document, producing notices to explain and help visitors understand the history of the jam-making business and indeed that of the village, the first museum was developed in 1985!.

The museum is in a renovated farm building at Tiptree, where visitors can see how village life used to be and how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree. A member of staff talked to the residents about the items on display and they also enjoyed a video display that explained how the fruit is grown and illustrated how traditional preserve making continues to this day in Tiptree.

After finding out lots of interesting facts the residents relaxed with tea and scones with of course … Tiptree jam! As we visited in the summer we were lucky enough to get seats outside on the terrace where we all watch the comings and goings of the factory and the visitor centre.

 

Mellish House provides specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 48 elderly people in Sudbury.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mellish House  and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5523 or mellish@CaringHomes.org

Mellish House Residential Home

Home Manager

Maekhala Allan

Address

20 Kings Hill,
Great Cornard,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
CO10 0EH

Contact
0808 223 5523
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely