Bear necessities! Caring May knits fellow residents new companions

A MILLBROOK care home resident has got the needle with her fellow residents and they are delighted!

As Manchester’s first professional foster carer May knitted cardigans and baby clothes for some of the 100 plus children she looked after.

Andy and May with mascot

Now, she has picked up her old skills to provide teddies for her fellow Millbrook occupants.

And her latest creation is a teddy mascot for the home’s self-styled, staff led infection control army.

May initially came to the HC-One home on Huddersfield Road on end-of-life care.

However, through kind care, support and her own determination she built up her strength and decided to start knitting again.

No name has yet been given to the mascot but home manager Andy Bradley will be asking staff at Millbrook to provide the newest ‘resident’ with its own identity.

May said: “I thought it was a great idea to be part of something so important, and I enjoy knitting!”

Andy said: “The mascot will be proudly displayed and no doubt in the months ahead will be a reminder of what an important part infection control has played in our care home.”

For more information on HC-One, or to find out about Millbrook Care Home, visit or call 0161 304 2600.

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