Flippin’ pancakes, B & Q and Valentine's Day shopping

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Riversway Care Home in Bristol celebrated pancake day in style.

The staff from the home made delicious pancakes for the residents, whilst they selected their favourite toppings from the lemon and sugar, and Nutella and fruits laid out.

As Valentine’s day followed some of the ladies decided to go on a shopping trip for decorations to East Street in Bedminster. It was the first trip Muriel had been on and she was joined by her friends Betty and Dorothy. After some time browsing the shops the residents and staff stopped off for a spot of lunch.

Residents Roger, George and Ted also had a trip out to the local B&Q where they looked at a variety of hardware and DIY materials.

All in all, an exciting few days at Riversway Care Home.


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Care group joins national disability initiative

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Springhill Care Group has been accepted onto a major national scheme to help support and develop disabled people or those with long-term health conditions in the workplace.

Springhill Care, based in Accrington, is committed to the Disability Confident scheme to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures towards employing people who may find it challenging to find work due to health-related issues.

As a Disability Confident employer, Springhill is fully supported by the Government to put provisions in place, allowing it to create a safe, inclusive work environment that is accessible to current and future employees.

The scheme has three levels that support employers through each step of their journey. When companies are accepted onto the scheme they become known as Disability Confident Committed. There are a number of commitments that need to be met to progress onto level two and three.

Level two engages employers for a further two years, they can then step up to become Disability Confident Employers and once level three has been completed employers develop into Disability Confident Leaders.

Virginia Perkins, director for people and organisational development at Springhill Care Group, said: “Being a Disability Confident Committed organisation endorses our aim to ensure we proactively offer employment opportunities to disabled people and those with long term health conditions. Our aim is to help individuals fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within a work environment.

“The scheme has enabled us to support apprenticeships, work placements and offer interviews to individuals with disabilities applying for work. Through the assistance of the occupational health service, we are also able make reasonable adjustments as required for current employees to enable them to stay in work.

“We want to set an example to other healthcare organisations that are capable of offering employment to people with disabilities that don’t currently do so.”

 

 


Scope, a disability charity in the UK, estimates that of the 13.3 million disabled people in the UK, only around 3.4 million of those people are in employment.


The Disability Confident scheme has been running since November 2016 and has helped more than 5,000 companies to create a more inclusive workforce.


 

 

 

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Great Ribble Bake Off at Springhill Care Home

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Last week, Springhill Care Home in Accrington held its very own ‘Great Ribble Bake Off’ in the home’s Ribble View lifestyle kitchen.

 

The residents set to work baking an array of goodies from chocolate chip cupcakes to Smarties cookies and flapjacks.

 

After all the hard work, staff and residents sat down with a nice cup of tea to judge their delicious creations.

 

All cakes, cookies and flapjacks were placed anonymously in the middle of the table and once everyone had tasted each, a vote was taken.

 

The result was unanimous, well done to Shannon and Anne for their delicious, winning Smarties cookies!


 

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National story telling week at Birch Green

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Residents at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale marked this years’ National Storytelling Week by inviting some special guests into the home.  

 

A group of year five and six children from Woodland Community Primary school visited on two days to share their favourite stories, and in turn the residents told the children about their favourite stories from when they were younger.

 

One resident, Nell, recalled being upset as she was not able to go to the library when the war began. Lilly, one of the children from Woodlands Primary School, began reading to a Birch Green resident only to discover they were both called Lilly – they were both delighted by this news.

 

Abbie and Ben, two pupils from the school, were given centre stage to practice for their upcoming speaking competition. It was a last-minute practice as the competition was taking place that same night!

 

To finish off the afternoon Brad, another pupil from the school, had a surprise in store for all the residents, a solo dance he had learned to singer Ed Sheeran’s song Supermarket Flowers.

 

All the children from the primary school were very sad to leave, in fact, they have made a special request to their teacher to return to Birch Green soon.

 


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Acorns and Oaks at Riversway

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Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol, welcomed local toddlers thanks to a new ‘playgroup’ called Acorns and Oaks.

 

The playgroup was set up so that every Friday toddlers and parents from the local area – and the residents of Riversway – could enjoy each other’s company.

 

During the session the residents’ lounge gets transformed into a play area, full of toys and games to enjoy.

 

The children arrive at Riversway Nursing Home in the morning and enjoy time with the residents playing games, singing songs and generally having fun.

 

One mum who joins the session with her toddler said they both look forward to a Friday morning when they get to visit their new friends.

 

Thanks to everyone who attended.

 


 

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