Awards shortlist success for Springhill Care Group

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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!


Autumn inspires poetry at Riversway

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The changing of the season has inspired our residents at Riversway Nursing Home to get creative.

Recently we held an activity which saw a group spend time enjoying a tasty hot chocolate while composing a seasonal poem. Dexter the cat even joined in for cuddles.

Below is the poem for readers to enjoy themselves:

Autumn brings in the rustic colours
Under the leaves
The hedge hogs are stirring
Umbrellas are ready
Many berries falling
Nights closing in.

Leavers turning colours
Evenings getting shorter
Animals hibernating
Very cold nights
Every squirrel collecting nuts
Swallows come in spring and fly away in Autumn.


Weaving our magic at Riversway

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Riversway took part in a community event recently that saw residents contribute to an art project.


Local artist Bella Bong from In Bristol studio visited Riversway Nursing Home so residents could participate in the weaving project, adding memories of the local area via a loom.


The traditional piece of work is being added to by the whole community, and will even be exhibited as part of the popular Festival of Making in the city.


The opportunity was made possible by Riversway’s partnership with local charity Alive and their project Making Pals, which works with care providers to help enrich the lives of older people as well as offer training to carers.



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SunLife garden project

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Local financial organisation SunLife has been doing a spot of gardening for Riversway.


The work has been carried out in aid of the Making Pals campaign, a project run by the Bristol-based Alive charity, which helps to build meaningful relationships between care homes and communities.


SunLife specialises in life insurance for over 50s, and volunteered to help Riversway in ‘the big clean up’ – assisting Helen, our gardener at Riversway, by refreshing the entrance, cleaning the car park and tidying areas at the back of the building.


The support from SunLife has been invaluable to Riversway, thanks to everyone who gave us a helping hand – you’re welcome to visit anytime.



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Celebrating Harvest Festival

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Riversway Nursing Home recently shared a beautiful harvest festival service with Deacon Mark from our local parish church.


Residents, their family members and staff all came together to enjoy the traditional service where they each donated food gifts to help local people at the Crisis Minister Centre on Stapleton Road, Bristol.


Riversway has been donating to the foodbank for the past two years and hopes to continue supporting them.


Amongst the food donated were tins of vegetables, beans and fruit, crackers, fruit juice, pasta and rice.


Food is being collected until the end of September, if anyone is visiting Riversway and would like to add to the collection please ask a member of staff for more information.


We hope the food will help lots of people during the autumn and winter season and we'd like to thank everyone who helped make the festival service special and have already donated.



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