The Nicky Alliance Centre, a project of MJCC, was built in 1987 to serve older, disabled and visually impaired members of the community.
It is housed in a purpose built two- storey facility, and offers a range of activities designed to engage and entertain.
The activities help members remain active, promote their independence and well being, and above all, enjoy themselves!
The activities vary from week to week, and typically include:
- Art classes with professional tutor
- Computer training
- Live entertainment
- Bridge club, and other games
- Keep fit, tai chi and yoga
- Reminiscence sessions
- Guest speakers
- Tea dances
- Day trips
- Theatre visits
The Centre’s facilities include:
- Hairdressing salon
- Manicure and Chiropody services
- Convenience shop
- IT suite
- Bathing service
- Reminiscence Room
- Multi Sensory Room
- Talking Newspaper for visually impaired
- Multi- Sensory Garden- [under development]
A hot, kosher, three course lunch is served. The Centre is renowned for the high standard of catering it provides. The menu is varied; there is always a vegetarian option and a fresh salad bar daily. The desserts are suitable for diabetics and fresh fruit salad is available every day.
The Nicky Alliance Centre provides a transport service from North Manchester, Salford and Bury [up to Sunnybank]. A carer and driver work together to ensure the safety of the members at all times. Members are collected in the morning at a prearranged time, and are taken home in the afternoon. Our three buses are specially adapted for disabled access, including tail lifts.
The Jewish festivals including model seders, Purim feasts and megillah recitals, Channukah parties, Tu B’shvat tree planting ceremonies, Kiddush in the Succah, significant birthdays and anniversaries are all celebrated at the Centre
The staff includes a team of qualified care workers, supervised by our Care Manager.
The Centre offers a holistic approach to the care of older and disabled people, working to prevent isolation and neglect.
The provision of this service enables carers and families to receive respite, with the full confidence that their ‘cared for’ is in a safe, nurturing environment.