Easter hats on show

A recent competition saw residents from across Springhill Care Home get in the Easter spirit.


Residents from each floor took part in the Easter hat competition, with staff joining in and offering support.


Judging was carried out by Bernadette, our deputy manager, who decided the winning team was created by Oakhill residents, with second place going to Treetops suite.


Also pictured is one of the Lifestyle team modelling the hats, and all the entries on display together. All five teams did a fantastic job.


To view more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE


Bonsai trees grow on us

Accrington and District Bonsai Society came in to Springhill Care Home to show specimens of their bonsai trees and delivered an interesting presentation about how they are grown and kept.


It was a very interesting afternoon, we learned lots and hope they will come again in the future.


A roaring day out with the Rovers

A great day was had by all when a small group from Springhill Care Home set off for Ewood Park, Blackburn, to see the Rovers play Stoke City.


Wishes came true after we discovered a number of Rovers fans in our midst, and Victoria Huntriss contacted the club who very kindly donated complementary tickets that meant some of our residents could attend the game.


We went with “Oomph” in their specially adapted van, we had seats reserved when we arrived and had a great view of the game and got to enjoy delicious pies during the game as well!


A disappointing score as Rovers lost 1-0 but a memorable day trip out.


Springhill announces partnership with Relaxation Practitioners

Springhill Care Home  are excited to announce a partnership with “The Relaxation Practitioners”.


They will be delivering a complementary therapy service, funded by Springhill Care Home, delivering a type of therapy called the M-Technique. This treatment can be life enhancing and will include individuals who may not able to attend other planned activities that are available each day.


The M-Technique is a light pressure touch technique that is delivered like massage. It is often described as a ‘spiritual dance’ on the skin which encourages a calm, soothed mind. The ‘M’ Technique is designed to put the touch back into care and is suitable for individuals when other conventional therapies are not. The therapy can aid relaxation and improve wellbeing, giving them an overall feeling of well-being and belonging. 


The company's ethos is not just about providing ‘therapy’ but also about holding conversations, connecting and making a difference to enhance quality of life.  Individuals who meet the criteria for treatment will begin sessions in April. People can access six consecutive sessions in any one period.


The Relaxation Practitioners are professional practitioners who hold nationally recognised qualifications in complementary therapies and are self-regulated by governing bodies such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists.


The Relaxation Practitioners may also be able to provide privately funded therapy. For any further information, please speak to a member of the Lifestyles Team who will be able to discuss this in more detail



Springhill gets ready for ‘Finding Ethel’

Springhill Care Home is launching a shared reading group focused on the life of a local author, poet and suffragette.


‘Finding Ethel’ will look at the life of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, who was born in Oswaldtwistle and is now the subject of a Heritage Lottery Fund project. Unfortunately her work has been largely forgotten until recently, and Springhill is delighted to be involved in the efforts to raise the profile of this local legend.


Springhill’s reading group will follow the same format of the home’s existing ‘Get Into Reading’ group, a social inclusion project which aims to build community and improve mental health through the shared reading of good books and poems.


It is based on the work of The Reader Organisation at Liverpool University which runs similar groups. As part of this project, shared reader Janet Swan will bring Ethel’s stories to life in the sessions, starting on May 3 at 2pm.


All sessions will be led by Janet, who has been trained in the Get Into Reading approach and who has an MA in Reading in Practice.


Janet also has many years’ experience of working with groups either as a speech and language therapist, teacher or singing group leader.


There will be six sessions in total, held fortnightly. For more information please speak to Victoria Huntriss, Springhill’s wellbeing lead.



For more details of the first event on the 3rd May 2019 on our Facebook page click HERE



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