Christmas Market Success at Birch Green

Birch Green Care Home opened its doors for the annual Christmas Market.

 

The afternoon event saw plenty of visitors heading to Birch Green, eager to find one of the fabulous bargain’s for sale. The market featured a sweet stall and craft stall full of handmade goods crafted by the staff and residents themselves.

 

Younger visitors were busy writing their letters to Santa while mums and dads enjoyed a mince pie with hot chocolate or mulled wine.

 

A fantastic Christmas cake was subject to a hotly-contested competition to guess the weight – 12lb 2oz was the winning amount.

 

Our activities team would like to thank everyone who came along on the day and showed their support, and all the helpers who gave up their day off. Thank you so much, your continued support is fantastic, and much-appreciated.


 

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Elf day at Birch Green

Staff at Birch Green Care Home released their ‘inner elf’ recently to support charity.

 

Elf costumes were the order of the day for the staff team who were supporting the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

The good cause held a national Elf Day to raise awareness and we were only too happy to get involved.


 

Christmas shopping trip

A group from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale headed out for an early Christmas shopping trip.

 

The trip, to Oswaldtwistle Mills – a favourite destination for many of our residents – saw our ladies purchasing a few new outfits for Christmas, while our gentlemen Royce and Bill took a look at the various Christmas displays.

 

After we were done, we all sat down together for a fish and chip lunch before returning to Birch Green on the coach with a good old sing-song.


 

A short slide show of photographs taken on the day 


 


 

 

 

 

Global recognition for Springhill Care Group

The work of Springhill Care Group has been recognised on the international stage.

 

The Accrington-based group, which operates homes in Lancashire and Bristol, was shortlisted for the International Investors in People awards after becoming one of only six care providers in the country to achieve the coveted Investors in People Gold against the new sixth generation standard, in January 2017.


The Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations globally and recognises the people and teams that make the difference every day, highlighting excellence from across the Investors in People global community.

 

This year the 12 award categories focused on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management, to Excellence in Social Responsibility to Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer.

 

Springhill competed for the title of Gold Employer of the Year, for organisations with 250-4,999 staff, drawn from Investors in People holders from around the world.

 

Other finalists included Lancashire-based luxury holiday park Ribby Hall and the award-winning construction company, Beard.

 

Ultimately, Springhill Care Group was chosen in sixth place for the award, with Vision Labs Ltd, part of the Specsavers Group, winning first place.

 

Ken Nolan, founder and chairman of the Springhill Care Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised globally and to appear alongside some fantastic, household name companies.

 

“At Springhill Care Group we understand our greatest assets are our people, and we’re keen to ensure that our staff are supported in every way we can.”

 

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “This year’s Investors in People Awards were the biggest and best to date. It was fantastic to see so many worthy organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.”

 


 

In the pocket

There’s nothing better on a cold and windy afternoon than having a few games of pool.

Birch Green has some very keen pool players, so they selected their cues and took to the table for a game.

At the end of the afternoon, Royce and Billy were drawing level, and they’ve agreed on a rematch to be held soon.


 

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Birch Green Care Home
Ivydale, Birch Green
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