Birch Green Care staff get bereavement support

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Staff at Birch Green Care Home, Skelmersdale recently took part in an interactive seminar to help them cope with bereavement in the workplace.


As part of Springhill Care’s ongoing commitment to training, Lianna Champ, Managing Director of Champ Funeral Services Accrington, visited Birch Green after a delivering the seminar their sister home, Springhill Care Home in Accrington. 


The seminar defined grief, explored the common reaction to those suffering from grief and much more.


Lianna, a grief care specialist spent time with staff to help them understand some of the best mechanisms to cope with grief and loss in a positive way, her aim is to enhance the quality of life for elderly people in care home environments by educating their employees.


With over thirty years’ experience, Lianna is the author of the book ‘How to grieve like a champ.’


Feedback from the seminar was very positive and we are planning to hold more seminars in the future.



Rwanda charity update

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Gemma Creech has thanked everyone for their charity fundraising efforts for a cause that is close to her heart.


Gemma, along with friends from Brave Church, Oswaldtwistle, headed to Rwanda in February to take part in the Compassion Rwanda project.


The church sponsors a number of children in Rwanda, helping to provide support including nutrition, medicine and vocational training.


To support her, Springhill Care Home held various fundraising events including a non-uniform day, party, and a sponsored walk.


The trip has now taken place and Gemma has given us an update on how the trip went, and the impact it had.


Gemma said: “Compassion Rwanda, Brave Church and ourselves, are extremely grateful for all the contributions and fundraising which were provided by Springhill Care. The difference they make to families in extreme poverty cannot be underestimated.


“For ourselves, the trip was life-changing and we aim to attempt to get back to Rwanda in the coming years. The level of poverty there is shocking and as well as sponsoring another child, we will aim to attempt to raise money in the future to provide ways in which families can provide an income to find ways out of poverty, or provide food on the table.”


Among the support provided by Compassion Rwanda during the visit were special long-lasting shoes for children, a new toilet block and emergency equipment such as mosquito nets.


During the trip the group visited the capital city of Kigali along with the country’s south western mountain ranges.


Gemma added: “Their joy at our visiting and donations was humbling. We will never forget the impact that the trip as had on all of us and most importantly, the Rwandans.”


To view more photos taken on Gemma's visit to Rwanda on Springhill Care Home's Facebook page click HERE



Birch Green celebrates World Poetry Day

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World Poetry Day was celebrated in style at Skelmersdale’s Birch Green Care Home recently.


Residents and staff shared their favourite poems – among our favourites were ‘Smile’ by the late Spike Milligan, ‘Clock of Life’ and ‘Getting Old.’


Nurse Angie couldn’t think of a favourite poem so made one up about cheese as she went along – we enjoyed a selection of cheese and biscuits along with a glass of wine.





Flowers on display at Riversway Nursing Home

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A group of Riversway residents made some beautiful flower arrangements recently.


Lucy, in particular, loves flowers so she really enjoyed smelling them and looking at all the different colours.


Everyone enjoyed crafting the displays of yellow roses and purple and pink tulips, and the activity got us in the mood for springtime and brought a ray of sunshine into the home.



Top view more photographs on Riversway's Facebook page click HERE



Learning sewing skills at Springhill Care Home

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Springhill Care Home, Accrington is lucky enough to hold regular sewing classes, taught by a local lady who has been visiting to teach our ladies, and gentlemen this wonderful skill.


The regular visitor teaches sewing skills and helps us create some lovely items, and residents benefit greatly from the classes.


Sewing helps to improve hand-eye coordination as well as being a relaxing opportunity to meet like- minded people while learning new skills.



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