Red Nose Day success for Springhill Care Home

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Springhill raised a whopping total of £115 for Red Nose Day through a range of fun activities.


Residents and staff helped contribute to this great cause by taking part in games, including staff coming to work with wacky hair, and volunteering to have whipped cream pies thrown in their faces. General manager Curtis Bennett volunteered to go first.


Red noses were also sold to round off the fundraising.


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Easter fun at Riversway Nursing Home

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Easter is a lovely opportunity for residents at Riversway to get together and enjoy some seasonal crafts.


Beautiful egg baskets were the order of the day, made from scratch with everyone having fun cutting, stapling and especially filling them with chocolate eggs.


Everyone is looking forward to tasting the chocolates once Easter arrives properly!




Mike puts care training on the map

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Lancashire-based care home leader Springhill Care Group has appointed a Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take the training of its employees to an even higher level.


Mike Lakins joins the team at Springhill Care Home to help in the development and management of the organisation that employs over 450 staff spread across its three sites in Accrington, Skelmersdale and Bristol.


Mike started his career in the aircraft sector before moving on to the care industry where he has enjoyed a number of different roles from assessor and internal verifier to trainer, training manager and house manager as well as running his own health and social care training company.


He said: “It was an easy decision to join the organisation – I like the emphasis on quality, the importance of continually improving and developing, and the core values.


“The company is constantly moving forward, embracing change, something that in my opinion is imperative in this current economic climate, particularly in the care sector.”


Recently, the group was awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard after being assessed against the revised standard, and has developed its own Leadership Development Programme, employee engagement programmes and employee steering committees.


Springhill is also committing to apprenticeships, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) programmes and internal learning and development schemes.


Donna Briggs, Managing Director of Springhill Care Group, said: “Mike adds a further dimension of expertise in training and the development of our employees with his experience and his passion for the industry.


We believe anyone entering Springhill can have a career here and learn and develop along the way to gain the skills and qualifications they need. Our people are the most important asset we have, and we are creating our very own centre of excellence.”


In the recent IIP Gold award, assessors noted that Springhill ‘outperforms the health and social care sector average’ in many areas of people management practice and that the group ‘is a leading organisation in its field.’






Birch Green Care Home in the community

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At Birch Green Care Home they are proud of the links they have with their local community, and recently they took part in the launch of a new Monthly Community Activity Hub.


The event, held at the Civic Hall in Ormskirk, was organised by the Athena Healthcare Group, and launched a series of new monthly events to help older people engage with likeminded individuals in the area through meaningful activities.


Birch Green’s staff attended to meet other care professionals and showcase the work the home does. They met with representatives from Age Concern, a dementia support group, representatives of other homes and even the Lady Mayoress.


Visitors to Birch Green’s area were particularly touched by the Valentine’s Day display which included residents’ happy memories.


The day also included a talk by Everton in the Community representative Henry Mooney, who spoke to welcome everyone and wishing them good luck in the future with the Hub.


A local singer known as John Macca, a tribute act to Paul McCartney stopped by to entertain everyone, and a performance from the Skelmersdale Community Singers rounded the event off nicely..


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Happy St Patrick’s Day from Springhill Care Home

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Residents at Springhill Care Home got into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day recently with a range of activities.


Handmade decorations including shamrocks lined the walls and a special St Patrick’s Day display was created with green-themed items including leprechauns.


Once the build-up to the day was complete, residents enjoyed entertainment from a local singer while wearing their green garlands.


Everyone had lot's of fun.


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