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    Springhill staff step up responsibilities in care

    Springhill staff step up responsibilities in care

    Springhill Care Home has created three new roles which will see staff stepping up to take responsibility for key areas of care. The new positions, clinical leads, will play the important role of maintaining and raising the standards of care at the Accrington home. The three staff are qualified nurses: Susan Balazs will be the […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    Springhill Care Group has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain in a report by the London Stock Exchange Group. The list is the fifth edition of the of the report, which celebrates the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs. To be included in the list, companies need to show consistent […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Students look to tackle care sector’s biggest challenges

    Students look to tackle care sector’s biggest challenges

    A group of university students spent time at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol as part of a project to tackle some of the care sector’s biggest challenges. The group, from Cardiff Metropolitan University, is competing in the Care Innovation Challenge, a national competition set up to kickstart new ideas and solutions for the care sector. […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol nursing home residents team up with community charity

    Bristol nursing home residents team up with community charity

    Riversway Nursing Home will be ‘Making Pals’ in the community after teaming up with a charity. The home is working with the Alive organisation on its Making Pals project in Bristol to connect communities with care homes. Alive introduced the three-year project last year and works with ten, carefully selected, care homes across Greater Bristol. […]

    12th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    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, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    New team member to develop specialist care services at Skelmersdale care home

    New team member to develop specialist care services at Skelmersdale care home

    Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale has appointed a new deputy general manager as the home develops its range of services.   With many years of experience in the NHS as a fully qualified nurse, Vicky Sudworth has joined the team to help develop services to the local community including nursing and personal care, specialist […]

    23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care group announces key appointments to create executive team

    Care group announces key appointments to create executive team

    Springhill Care Group has announced three key appointments which will create a new executive team and support the growth of the business. Under the plans, a trio of key staff have been named by the company as associate directors to support managing director Donna Briggs and the group’s board of directors.   Christine Stevens has […]

    1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

    Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

    A leading charity providing support for care workers has added its weight to the campaign to highlight the growing crisis in the sector led by Springhill Care Group. The Caring Heroes initiative led by the group based in Accrington, Lancashire, has gathered support from MPs and leading organisations Care England and Skills for Care. Now […]

    7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

    Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

    East Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has joined a group of ‘ambitious and prestigious’ local businesses with the opportunity to shape policy in the area. The care group, based in Accrington, has joined the Diamond Ambassador programme operated by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.   Membership of the scheme is limited to just 60 companies, […]

    27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

    Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

    Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group stands proud as the only care organisation so far in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice Standard. Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors […]

    25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

    Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

    Lancashire-based care home leader Springhill Care Group has appointed a Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take the training of its employees to an even higher level.   Mike Lakins joins the group to help in the development and management of the organisation that employs 200 staff spread across its three sites in Accrington, Skelmersdale and […]

    7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

    Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

    A campaign being run by Springhill Care Group in Accrington to raise awareness of the unsung heroes of the care sector and the dangers it faces is being taken to the top.   Accrington MP Graham Jones is supporting the initiative by the national care group to highlight the sterling work that is carried out […]

    2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents given a virtual glimpse of the future

    Care home residents given a virtual glimpse of the future

    Residents at a Skelmersdale care home were given a glimpse of the future recently as they tried out virtual reality for the first time.   A staff member at Birch Green Care Home brought their virtual reality glasses into the home for residents to use as part of a special activity.   The use of […]

    20th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Emotional goodbye for long-serving care home staff member

    Emotional goodbye for long-serving care home staff member

    A long-serving staff member at a Bristol nursing home said an emotional goodbye to her friends and colleagues as she retired. Georgina Harriman, Riversway’s quality and performance and training manager, bowed out after a 19-year career with the home. One of the first staff members to join Riversway when it first opened, Georgina, of Hanham […]

    28th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Campaign to keep Caring Heroes fit and healthy

    Campaign to keep Caring Heroes fit and healthy

    A national care group is offering staff advice on exercises which can be done in the workplace in a bid to keep health and fitness top of the agenda.   Springhill Care Group, which operates homes in Lancashire and Bristol, has teamed up with a professional physiotherapist to design a range of exercises which can […]

    3rd November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care worker goes that extra mile or two!

    Care worker goes that extra mile or two!

    Care worker Elaine Philpott decided to try using the pedometer offered by her employers – and found herself walking nearly 90 miles in the first week.   Domestic assistant Elaine, who works for Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale – part of the Springhill Care Group – was surprised to find that she had covered […]

    4th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home staff step up for health

    Care home staff step up for health

    As part of a national campaign to support the workforce in the care industry, a care home group is handing out pedometers to every one of its 400-plus employees.   Springhill Care Group, based in Accrington, is handing the pedometers all of its staff to encourage them to take an interest in their fitness levels […]

    17th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Caring Heroes initiative aims to raise awareness to the hard work done by care staff

    Caring Heroes initiative aims to raise awareness to the hard work done by care staff

    Springhill Care Group is calling on healthcare professionals and care providers to join the Caring Heroes pledge and encourage awareness of the great unseen work being done by care staff.   Caring Heroes was launched earlier this year by Springhill, aiming to raise the profile of care staff across the UK who often go the […]

    14th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Dementia awareness at Accrington care home

    Dementia awareness at Accrington care home

    An Accrington care home hosted a special party to raise awareness of dementia as part of a series of events marking Dementia Awareness Week 2016.   More than 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia, a figure set to increase to more than 1million by 2025.   Staff at the Springhill Care Home participated […]

    2nd June 2016 | By | Reply More
    North West MPs back #caringheroes campaign

    North West MPs back #caringheroes campaign

    An initiative to highlight the sterling work done by the care industry’s unsung heroes has been backed by two North West MPs.   National care operator Springhill Care Group launched the high profile campaign earlier this year, encouraging the industry to think more about the people who work behind the scenes.   Recently Professor Martin […]

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