Riversway rocks in Bristol

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Riversway residents joined in with a colourful craze sweeping Bristol recently.


Painted rocks have been taking the city by storm – left in random locations around Bristol. The scheme was created to encourage children to get creative and away from their iPads and computer games.


Rocks are painted by hand and left in locations from local supermarkets to playing fields for other youngsters to find, with the results posted to dedicated social media pages.


Riversway joined in the fun, and they were told recently that some of the children who visit Riversway from a local nursery spotted a red rock painted by our very own Jacqueline.


Once the children arrived they also celebrated little Esme’s birthday with games and party hats.



Painting at Springhill Care Home

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Residents and staff at Springhill Care Home in Accrington got creative recently, transforming one of our lounges into a painting studio.


The group used brushes and watercolour paints to create lovely pictures including of flowers. It was a fun activity and really allowed the creativity of our talented residents to flow.




Riversway Nurisng Home residents put on their dancing shoes

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Residents at Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol put on their dancing shoes recently when a local teacher came to share her skills with them.


Residents were taught a mixture of dance moves from the tango, to flamenco, and the waltz.  Taking part from the comfort of their chairs so that everyone could join in, they moved their bodies to the beat of the music.


Joyce, one of the ladies at Riversway even showed off her unique moves when she showed the dance teacher how to cha cha cha, it was great to see.


They can't wait to have a second dance lesson next month as everyone said they'd had a lovely afternoon!


 To view more photographs on Riversway's Facebook page, please click HERE




Care group thanks 100 ‘Caring Heroes’

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An award-winning Lancashire-based care group is set to recognise more than 100 examples of great care, through its Caring Heroes campaign.


The initiative was created by Accrington’s Springhill Care Group to thank those in the sector across the UK who go the extra mile to support the people they care for.


So far around 85 people – including staff, relatives and residents across the group and its three homes – have been named as Caring Heroes since the campaign began in 2016, and that number is expected to hit 100 heroes in the next few months.


Those who are named Caring Heroes are presented with a certificate and, since late last year, bespoke pin badges. Recent ceremonies took place at Springhill Care Group’s homes in Accrington, Skelmersdale and Bristol to present the badges which are intended to be worn around the homes and prompt discussion about the topic.


Since the campaign started, it has won the backing of industry leaders including Martin Green, chief executive of Care England and Alex Ramamurthy, CEO of Care Workers Charity along with a number of MPs.


Leading lights in the care sector were also recently presented with their own badges at a luncheon of award winners. Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, attended a celebratory event with the regional winners of the Great British Care Award ‘outstanding contribution to social care’ title.


Donna was ‘blown away’ with the winners’ stories of the outstanding contributions they make to the social care sector, and presented the badges in recognition of their achievements and to raise the profile of the campaign.


She said: “Caring Heroes started out as a way to highlight the great work being done – often behind the scenes – by care staff. It very quickly branched out to include residents themselves and their relatives, anyone who has gone the extra mile.


“The stories that we have had the honour to highlight are touching and inspiring, and we’d love for anybody in the care sector to engage with the campaign and share examples of great care.


“The news that the campaign will hit more than 100 people named as Caring Heroes shows just how much people care and the dedication shown by all in creating a caring and supportive environment.”


Join in the conversation online by using #caringheroes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.




A Chinese New Year for Birch Green residents

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Residents at Birch Green Care Home, Skelmersdale had a special trip to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year.

After travelling to the Chinese Buffet restaurant in Wigan, everyone was seated in a beautifully-decorated room in honour of the New Year, residents and staff shared a platter of aromatic crispy duck and a variety of delicious starters such as salt and pepper chicken wings and noodles.

There was a mixture of main courses chosen from the buffet menu, everyone agreed that the overall favourite dish was sweet and sour chicken.

The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, which change each year on a rotating cycle – this year marks the year of the dog.

Gǒunián Jíxiáng - Good luck for this Dog year.




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