Burns night celebrations

Residents from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale celebrated Burns night with a range of activities.


Burns night is a Scottish celebration taking place on January 25 each year to commemorate the life and work of poet Robert Burns.


The residents enjoyed a reading by staff members Gill and Angie, from a selection of Robert Burns’ poems. Whilst the poems were being read everyone was treated to a traditional Scottish shortbread which was washed down with a wee dram of whisky.


Memories from school were brought back for two residents, Carol and Edna, when Gill read the famous ‘A Red Rose’ poem. Enda recalled rushing home to tell her parents she had learned the most beautiful poem she had ever heard.


The infamous song, Auld Lang Syne, written in 1788, was sang by residents to finish off a great afternoon.

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Photos from our Robert Burns afternoon


Birch Green Care sing Auld Lang Syne For Burns Night



Turkish delight at Birch Green

Recently residents and staff at Birch Green gathered to celebrate National Popcorn Day!
The morning started with films and popcorn, and then developed into an afternoon of Eastern delights.
Our nutritionist, Jan, performed some belly dancing for us. There were plenty of moves on display, as we all danced the day away.

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Birch Green birthday celebrations

This week Birch Green Care Home had an eventful week celebrating three residents’ birthdays in total!

To mark the occasion for Edna, Billy and Mick, local singer/ songwriter, Tina Riley, came to perform for us all. Tina is an award-winning songwriter within the local area and has been singing since she was 16 years old.

Once the performance had reached its grand finale, we all enjoyed bucks fizz, tea, coffee and lots of birthday treats.  The day was made extra special when family members turned up to enjoy the celebrations too.

A few days later some of us joined Edna, Billy and Mick at the Miners Peg on Ingram Road for a slap-up birthday lunch.



From everyone at Birch Green Care Home, happy birthday and we hope all three of you had a great day!

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Birch Green honours its Caring Heroes

A special presentation took place at Birch Green Care Home recently to recognise the work of its Caring Heroes.


The initiative was launched in 2016 to highlight the unsung heroes of social care, who often go the extra mile to support elderly and vulnerable people. 


In November 2017 Springhill Care Group began to present those honoured with bespoke pin badges, and last week Birch Green’s most recent Caring Heroes gathered for a special presentation. 


The group, Vicky, Dave, Becky, Barbara, Jamie and Angela, were presented with their badges and certificates by Acting Manager, Vicky Sudworth and Virginia Perkins, Associate Director for People and Organisational Development at Springhill Care Group.


Acting General Manager Vicky Sudworth was among the group named as a Caring Hero, for rushing to the aid of a colleague who had been involved in a car accident.


She said: “Caring Heroes is a great way to demonstrate the hard work of not just our own staff, but also relatives, residents and professional contacts who have gone out of their way to help.


“There is some fabulous work being done behind the scenes that many people do not get to hear about, and this is a way of shining a spotlight on some of these unsung heroes.


“I couldn’t believe it when I was nominated for an award myself, and it’s a real honour to have been recognised in this way.”


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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



The best of 2017

Each month here at Birch Green Care Home, we like to celebrate our activities by updating our ever-changing central display.

Kicking off the theme for January, our popular display is being used to celebrate 2017 and look back on the memories we have shared over the past 12 months.

The display features special birthdays, anniversaries, day trips and activities such as our virtual reality day.

Our display has generated lots of attention, especially from the ladies who live here at Birch Green: a lot of the ladies were questioning whether the pictures showed their best side or if the colours they were wearing suited them! We can safely say you all look beautiful ladies.

Make sure to take a look if you are visiting us in the near future.

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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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