Awards shortlist success for Springhill Care Group


Springhill Care Group has been recognised after being shortlisted for a grand total of 21 categories in this year’s Great British Care Awards.

Staff at all three homes – Springhill in Accrington, Birch Green in Skelmersdale and Riversway in Bristol, have been shortlisted, and Springhill Care Group has been recognised itself as a finalist in the Care Employer Award category.

In the North West heats, Springhill Care Home has been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Adele Thorpe – The Care Home Worker Award 
  • Deborah Bennett – The Good Nurse Award
  • Donna Greenhalgh – The Dementia Carer Award
  • Alison Wilson – The Dementia Carer Award
  • Michelle Walsh – The Ancillary Worker Award
  • SCH Dementia Suite – The Care Home Team Award.

Meanwhile, Birch Green Care Home has been shortlisted in the following:

  • Victoria Sudworth – The Care Home Registered Manager Award
  • Holly Burgum – The Care Newcomer Award
  • Sian Gardner – The Care Trainer Award
  • Gill Seddon – The Putting People First Award
  • Lisa Williams – The Care Home Cook/Chef Awards
  • Jean Watson – The Dignity in Care Award
  • Team Birch Green – The Palliative Care Award.

Interviews for the North West awards were held in Manchester on October 16th, and the awards evening is due to take place on November 24th at the Mercure in Manchester.

The South West shortlist includes the following staff from Riversway Nursing Home:

  • Simon Page – The Care Home Cook/Chef Award
  • Shannon Sheppard – The Dignity in Care Award
  • Joan Comprado – The Good Nurse Award
  • Victoria Fosuah – The Dementia Carer Award
  • Liz Hahn – The Care Newcomer Award
  • Trudy Palmer – The Care Innovator Award
  • Julie Fowler – The Care Home Worker Award.

Staff from Riversway will be interviewed for their categories on October 23rd, with an awards evening on Friday, November 16th at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol.

Donna Briggs, Managing Director of Springhill Care Group, said: “The Great British Care Awards are a major event in the industry’s calendar, and it’s an incredible achievement to see so many of our talented staff shortlisted, as well as recognition for the group.

“Everyone works so hard and care so much about the residents we support, and this is an acknowledgement that we are truly leading the way when it comes to providing great care.”

Keep an eye on the Springhill Group websites and social media channels for more updates. Good luck everyone!


The bright lights of Blackpool

Staff and residents from Springhill Care Home enjoyed a trip to Blackpool recently.


The group, accompanied by colleagues from specialist wellbeing group Oomph! Wellness, first stopped off at the famous Seniors chip shop in Thornton-Cleveleys for a bite to eat and a nice cup of tea.


Afterwards they made their way to Blackpool promenade to see the illuminations, a trip which brought back many happy memories for residents who reminisced about how the town has changed over the years.


Everyone had a lovely time and are looking forward to the next trip.


Sophie adds to training drive at care home

Springhill Care Home is demonstrating its commitment to training of its staff with the appointment of an experienced professional to lead staff training.


With a strong background in social care, including a BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Leeds and roles in domiciliary care, Sophie joins the team as learning and development coordinator.


She has worked as an assessor in fields including medical administration, health and social care, business administration and the assistant practitioner diploma.


Sophie, who lives in Burnley, previously worked as coordinator at Gloucester private training provider Summerhouse, and has recently completed her first module of an MSc in Mental Health Sciences with the Open University.


In her new role she will work closely with the Springhill Care Group’s head of learning and development, Mike Lakins.


She said: “I believe training is key to any workforce and in order to deliver high-class training, you must constantly develop yourself.


“I’m very excited to work with all the staff at Springhill at all levels to source and deliver the most relevant training for them, ensuring they reach their potential and deliver the highest standards of care for our residents.”


Charity coffee event enjoyed by all

Springhill Care Home’s coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support was a resounding success.


We love a chance to gather together for a social event, and the annual coffee mornings which raise much-needed funds for the good cause was a great event to be involved with.


Our coffee afternoon raised more than £100 and saw some tasty treats on offer along with plenty of cups of tea and coffee.


Thanks to all those who supported us.


A trip to Portland Basin Museum

Last week residents took a trip to Ashton-under-lyne, Tameside, to visit the Portland Basin Museum with Oomph! Wellness Out and About service.


Walking through a bygone town in Tameside, residents were transported back to the 1920s where the sights and sounds of the area were brought to life.


As everyone walked through each exhibition, they agreed it was fascinating and they all enjoyed taking a look in a 1920's kitchen and learning about the local area’s industrial heritage.


After learning about the history of Tameside on the trip, it lead to many discussions on the way home, comparing the 1920s to the current today.


The Oomph! Wellness trips are a highlight in the Springhill events calendar and we can’t wait to find out where the next trip will take us.


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