Jan a finalist for major award

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Jan KluganostPopular care assistant Jan Kluganost has been named as a finalist in the top regional care awards.

 

 

Jan, who also leads the lifestyle team here at Riversway, has been revealed as one of five care professionals shortlisted as a finalist for the Care Home Activity Organiser category in the South West Care Awards.

 

 

The awards will take place in Bristol on November 15, and form part of the prestigious Great British Care Awards. Winners of the regional categories go on to take part in the national finals to be held in London next year.

 

 

Jan is a hard working member of staff, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see him recognised in this way.

 

 

Everyone at Riversway – staff, residents and their families – will have their fingers crossed for Jan next month.

 

 

The good news comes after staff from two other Springhill Care Group services won their regional finals – the North West Care Awards.

 

 

Jan Holt, nutrition advocate at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale, won the Nutrition and Hydration Award, and Vici Beardsworth, operations manager for Springhill’s Accrington-based supported living service, Affinity Supporting People, won the Front Line Leader award.

 

 

A great result for everyone involved.

Coffee morning raises charity funds

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Residents, staff and visitors at Riversway brewed up to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

 

Each year Macmillan organises its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which sees people across the UK holding events. Last year £15 million was raised – just by drinking coffee.

 

We are delighted to report that a total of £107.65 was raised by Riversway at our own event, which went down well with everyone who took part when it was held recently.

 

Among those who joined in were residents Catherine, Mevis and Marina (pictured) and we’d like to thank everyone else who took part.

Selena Scales the Heights for Charity

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The wife of a resident at Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol, recently raised money for the brain charity which has supported her husband and family.

Selena Power climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, raising funds for the charity Hammer Out, based at Thornbury.

In November 2007, Selena’s husband Rob was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a rare form of brain cancer for which there is no treatment or cure.

Rob, a former motor mechanic from Easter Compton, has lived at Riversway Nursing Home since 2008. He has two children, Tom, 18 and Harry, 16.

Selena has been busy raising funds since November last year, through events including table top sales, cake sales and raffles. So far she has raised £7000 of her target of £7,500. 

In September Selena headed toTanzania to begin her 10 day challenge climbing the 5,895m peak.

Hammer Out is a charity which supports families from across the South West and West Midlands affected by a brain tumour, offering support and counselling.

Selena said: “Our family was devastated when Rob was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Hammer Out has offered us unfailing support through this difficult time.

“Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was a huge personal challenge, but I hope that by raising funds for Hammer Out, the charity can continue its good work for families just like ours.”

Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “Selena has been a real tower of strength through this difficult time and her charity challenge is an incredible achievement.

“I would urge anyone who can help her to make a donation and help reach that target.”

For more information visit Selena’s charity website at www.justgiving.com/selena-power2

Care group scoops top award for service

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TSpringhill Care Group Directors (L to R) Donna, Kath, Ken (Chairman), Steve and Nicola.he operator of Bristol nursing home Riversway has been recognised as the Service Business of the Year at a top award ceremony.

 

Springhill Care Group, which runs three care homes in Bristol and Lancashire, along with a supported living service for young adults, triumphed despite stiff competition at the prestigious Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs).

 

Hailed as one of the North West’s leading business awards, the BIBAs are intended to find the area’s most successful and innovative companies through a rigorous judging process.

 

The awards attracted more than 900 people to the ceremony, held in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

 

Ken Nolan, chairman of Springhill Care Group, said: “To win this award is such a fantastic tribute to the hard work of everyone in the group. Our focus has always been on providing the highest quality care, and we’ve never lost sight of that. This award really was earned by every member of staff, and I’d like to thank them for their contribution.”

 

BIBA judge Tony Raynor, managing director of category sponsors Abbey Telecom, praised Springhill Group’s entry. He said: “The BIBAs recognise excellence and it was clear to the judging panel that all eight contenders for the award are putting service at the heart of their businesses.

 

“Springhill Care Group’s focus on delivering high quality care and putting people first shone through and really impressed the judges. Our overwhelming impression was that this is a business that doesn’t just say they do something, they really do it.”

 

The BIBA result tops off a successful period for Springhill Care Group, which this year marks its 30th anniversary, after Ken Nolan was recently named Care Employer of the Year at the Great British Care Awards.

All smiles for sun and BBQ

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MattResidents, family and friends enjoyed a carefree afternoon in the sunshine at Riversway’s BBQ last week.

 

Sun hats and parasols were the order of the day as the sun shone and the BBQ food was enjoyed in the garden area.

 

The afternoon was capped by entertainment from Trevor who is a regular entertainer-singer at Riversway, who received a big Riversway round of applause.

 

The residents and guests swapped stories of times past, and everyone agreed it was one of the best BBQs yet. Roll on the next one!

 

You can view the photo album on our Riversway Facebook page HERE

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