A new scheme launched at Springhill Care Home in Accrington will see healthy, nutritious lunches supplied for staff and residents attending hospital visits.
The idea was discussed at one of Springhill’s monthly gatherings of a group called Employee Voice, an employee meeting which discusses how the service at Springhill can be continually improved (Employee Voice meetings are held at each of our services).
Volunteers are encouraged to attend from each department to take part in the meeting and share ideas, with proposals are taken to the Springhill Care Group board for further discussion.
The lunch box scheme will now make sure that staff and residents do not need to worry about either money or making sure they have enough to eat when visiting hospital. Often these visits can last a considerable time.
Curtis Bennett, General Manager at Springhill Care Home, said: “This idea is still in its infancy, but we all believe it will be a positive step to support both staff and residents in a practical way.”