Festive fun begins at Christmas markets  

We are delighted to say that the Christmas Market at Birch Green was a huge success.


We had a fantastic turn out for such a wet and windy day and it was great to see so many of our residents with smiles on their faces.


Families and friends of residents’ both past and present turned out to support the care home’s annual Christmas market and it was a festive treat.


It was delightful to see the children write their letters to Santa and the hot chocolate, Thai food and mulled wine sold well!


Kath’s chocolate muffins went down an absolute treat!


We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved, helped and supported us to make it a fantastic day.



To view lots more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE


A Remembrance love story takes another twist

A poignant tale of true love is being told through a Skelmersdale care home to commemorate Remembrance Day.

For the third year, The Lovers have returned to the reception area of Birch Green Care Home, as residents and staff continue to follow their story in the next chapter of their lives.

This year they are sending congratulations to the pair who appeared with a babe-in-arms with the little one’s dress starting off the sea of poppies.

With almost 1,000 poppies to be seen in the care home reception display staff said that they are proud to show off the residents’ efforts who all got involved in creating them.

Gill Seddon, Activities Coordinator, said: “We have a lot of excitement around the display event. We sat around this year and talked about what could be the next chapter and decided that a baby would bring wonderful news.”

The love story started back in 2016 with two mannequins used to represent wartime lovers.

Back then The Lovers sat on the bench with a sea of poppies falling from the soldier’s uniform.

Last year, after he had returned maimed from the war, it was the couple’s wedding day with the bride’s dress starting off the flow of poppies.

Gill added: “The display means so much to them because it’s so close to everybody’s heart – residents put their heart and soul into it and can spend hours making the poppies.

“Although the figures are only mannequins, they have become somewhat celebrities in our care home and people look forward to seeing them.”

This year the home also has additional items to view with precious memorabilia from the First World War on display.


To view more photographs (inc photos of our 2016 & 2017 remembrance display) on our Facebook page click HERE



Dignity in Care tea dance at Birch Green

At the end of October we danced for dignity whilst supporting Dignity in Care’s nationwide campaign.


We held a Dancing for Dignity tea dance for all our residents and staff, with special guest singer George who serenaded the afternoon away for us with plenty of our favourite songs that we danced and sang along to. Everyone had plenty of dancing to do, to burn off all those delicious cream cakes that were served during the afternoon!


Every year we support the campaign which began in 2006 and eleven years on there are over 86,000 Dignity Champions all doing what they can to make a difference to people’s lives.


Dignity in Care Action day is one of the ways we can showcase what is being achieved at Birch Green Care Home to promote dignity.


To view more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE


*Before the Dignity in Care campaign launched, numerous focus groups took place around the country to find out what Dignity in Care meant to people. The issues raised at these events resulted in the development of the 10 Point Dignity Challenge (now the 10 Dignity Do's). The challenge describes values and actions that high quality services that respect people's dignity should:


The 10 Dignity Do's

  1. Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
  2. Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
  3. Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
  4. Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
  5. Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
  6. Respect people's right to privacy
  7. Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
  8. Engage with family members and carers as care partners
  9. Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem
  10. Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation


To learn more about Dignity in Care please go to www.dignityincare.org.uk


*(Information taken from the Dignity in Care website 2018 for accuracy)


Remembrance Day display planning gets underway


A beautiful tale of true love will be reflected in the next reception display at Birch Green Care Home.    

Ahead of Remembrance Day we will be bringing out two familiar figures that have played a huge part in our display over the past two years.

Here at Birch Green we have two mannequins used to represent wartime lovers.

Back in 2016 we had ‘The Lovers’ on the bench with a sea of poppies on the soldier’s uniform.

Last year, after he had returned maimed from the war, it was the couple’s wedding day.

The couple were dressed up to reflect this again with the sea of poppies pouring down the bride’s dress.

Will they be welcoming a new addition this year?

Watch this space.



To view our Remembrance Day 2018 preparation photos on Facebook click HERE





Balloon fun for Birch Green residents

A fun balloon bouncing session gave staff and residents a chance to shake off some energy.


Several members took part in the balloon fun.


The residents and staff loved chasing the balloons and seeing how high they could bounce.


We had a brilliant time and the shrieks of laughter could be heard all around Birch Green Care Home.  



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Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

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

Tel: 01695 50916
Fax: 01695 51301
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