Care staff get bereavement support

Staff at Birch Green Care Home 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.


Birch Green celebrates World Poetry Day

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.




A visit from Monty!

Birch Green Care Home recently welcomed a special four-legged visitor into their home, Monty the dog.


With plenty of cuddles and tummy rubbing for Monty, he was well and truly spoilt and spent time with a number of our ladies and gentlemen. We shared our own pet experiences with Heather, his two-legged ‘mum’ and she left with plenty of tips on how to raise a happy doggy, not that she needed them as Monty was a credit to her.


Monty is a beautiful, golden Cocker Spaniel and is part of the wonderful Pets As Therapy programme (PAT) and will no doubt be a regular visitor to Birch Green.


Thanks so much to Heather and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.


To view more photos of Monty's visit to Birch Green on our Facebook page click HERE


Furry and not so furry friends at Birch Green!

Birch Green Care Home welcomed back visitors from the Home Safari organisation recently.


As always, the cuddly creatures gave our residents so much joy, and on this home visit we were joined by a rabbit, skunk, guinea pig and chinchilla, amongst others.


One of our residents, Rene, hoped the tortoise would walk right into her room and hibernate, but he only got as far as the lounge door before it was time to go home.


See you again soon Home Safari!




At spot of lunch at our local pub

We recently went out for a tasty lunch at the local The Miners Peg.

Good old fish, chips and peas were the most popular choice of lunch on this occasion and it was lovely to be joined by Thelma, David’s sister and Sarah, one of our chefs at Birch Green.

Gill, Lifestyle Lead said "The Miners Peg does a cracking lunch time menu and I'm sure we’ll all be back again very soon!"


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Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

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

Tel: 01695 50916
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