‘Caring Heroes’ race to Sam’s aid

Two members of staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale raced to their colleague’s assistance after hearing she had been involved in a car accident.

Sam Bagnall, an activities coordinator at the home, was hurt in a road accident before Christmas, suffering injuries including a broken foot and head wound.

Vicky Sudworth, Acting Manager, and Dave Seddon, Decorator and Maintenance staff member at Birch Green, have been honoured as Caring Heroes.

The Caring Heroes campaign was created by the Springhill Care Group – Birch Green’s parent company – to recognise the work of those in the care sector who go the extra mile to support the people they care for and make a difference to their workplace and colleagues.

Those nominated receive a certificate and pin badge and their work is highlighted by the group.

When Vicky and Dave heard Sam had been hurt, they drove to the scene to help support Sam. Several weeks later she is still recovering from the accident, and thanked her colleagues for helping her.

Sam said: “I really did appreciate their help, and after something like that happening it was just great to see a familiar face.

“Vicky and Dave didn’t need to come and help, and the fact they did speaks volumes about how we think of each other at Birch Green.

“We’re all very close here and the staff and residents are more like friends and family members, which is what makes it such a great place to work.”

Vicky Sudworth, Acting Manager of Birch Green, said: “We couldn’t believe it when we got the call from Sam to tell us she’d been in a car accident and was hurt.

“Dave and I just knew we should try and help so jumped in the car and set off. It was a total surprise to be given this Caring Hero award and I know both of us would do the same thing again in a heartbeat.”

Since it was launched The Caring Heroes campaign has received the backing of MPs and the wider care industry. Activity can be followed on social media using #caringheroes


Baking for fun at Birch Green

There’s nothing better than a bit of baking, filling the home with some lovely aromas.


Recently, residents including Kath and Ruth spent time baking some lovely mince pies – making sure to fit in a cuppa between batches.


The mince pies looked – and tasted – lovely!


To view a small slide show with more photographs on our Facebook page, please click HERE



Birch Green’s Christmas party entertainment

Christmas started in style at Birch Green Care Home this year.


Entertainment was provided by popular local singer Tina Riley, who is a firm favourite at Birch Green.


Residents, their family and friends had a fabulous afternoon full of Christmas cheer, laughter, singing and dancing.


After the Christmas party, Birch Green’s grand raffle was drawn, there were lot's of amazing prizes to be won! 


Merry Christmas Everyone

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A musical treat

We were treated to a fabulous performance from 150 children from Woodland Primary School recently.

The youngsters were accompanied by Skelmersdale Brass Band, and braved cold winter temperatures to perform in our car park.

It was a fantastic way to spend an early evening which left us with some fabulous memories.





We’d like to thank everyone who took part, and we wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

To view more photos and videos on our Facebook page click HERE


Rocking out at Birch Green

Recently we were entertained by the Chorley, Wigan, West Derby and St Helens Musical Rock Choir.


The choir, featuring the brilliant Laura on the keyboard, performed for us on both our floors, and a fabulous afternoon was had by all our residents.


There really was nothing better than a good old sing-along on a snowy afternoon.


View a short video by Chorley, Wigan, West Derby and St Helens Musical Rock Choir on their Facebook page HERE




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Contact: Acting General Manager - Victoria Sudworth

Birch Green Care Home
Ivydale, Birch Green
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6RS

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