Springhill announces learning partnership

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Springhill Care Home has teamed up with a local training provider to create a number of opportunities for residents.

 

The home is working with Lancashire Adult Learning, which offers more than 2,000 courses to more than 14,500 learners across the county.

 

Victoria Huntriss, Wellbeing Lead at Springhill, is working with Laura Myers from the organisation to discuss ideas for residents.

 

The first is focussing on digital inclusion and will teach people a basic understanding of how to use a tablet or smartphone, empowering them to connect with others and access resources such as music and information.

 

The workshop will be held over three, two-hour sessions, and family and friends of residents are also being encouraged to sign up.

 

The free course will begin on April 25th in the Oakhill Lounge, with learners encouraged to complete the three sessions to help them get the most out of the opportunity.

 

Victoria said: “Learning is one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ which we incorporate into our lives here at Springhill.

 

“Future workshops will be focused on general wellbeing and may include relaxation, arts and crafts, and food related activities.”


 

Springhill Teddy on tour - Copenhagen

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Springhill’s resident teddy bear hit the road for a trip to Copenhagen and, according to the pictures, he had a fantastic time.

 

Springhill’s Karen Fairclough (Service Support Manager) went to the Danish capital for a holiday and made sure to get photographic evidence to show us all!

 

The photos show Teddy – complete with his own Springhill staff name badge – on the plane and around the city at locations including the famous Little Mermaid statue.

 

We’re all looking forward to seeing where his next trip takes him and would love for anyone going away to take him on their own travels too.

  

To view more photos of Teddy's visit to Copenhagen on our Facebook page click HERE

 


Get in touch with a member of our Lifestyle team at Springhill Care Home if you’d like to include Teddy in your own adventure.


 

Rwanda charity update

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Gemma Creech has thanked everyone for their charity fundraising efforts for a cause that is close to her heart.

 

Gemma, along with friends from Brave Church, Oswaldtwistle, headed to Rwanda in February to take part in the Compassion Rwanda project.

 

The church sponsors a number of children in Rwanda, helping to provide support including nutrition, medicine and vocational training.

 

To support her, Springhill Care Home held various fundraising events including a non-uniform day, party, and a sponsored walk.

 

The trip has now taken place and Gemma has given us an update on how the trip went, and the impact it had.

 

Gemma said: “Compassion RwandaBrave Church and ourselves, are extremely grateful for all the contributions and fundraising which were provided by Springhill Care. The difference they make to families in extreme poverty cannot be underestimated.

 

“For ourselves, the trip was life-changing and we aim to attempt to get back to Rwanda in the coming years. The level of poverty there is shocking and as well as sponsoring another child, we will aim to attempt to raise money in the future to provide ways in which families can provide an income to find ways out of poverty, or provide food on the table.”

 

Among the support provided by Compassion Rwanda during the visit were special long-lasting shoes for children, a new toilet block and emergency equipment such as mosquito nets.

 

During the trip the group visited the capital city of Kigali along with the country’s south western mountain ranges.

 

Gemma added: “Their joy at our visiting and donations was humbling. We will never forget the impact that the trip as had on all of us and most importantly, the Rwandans.”

 


To view more photos taken on Gemma's visit to Rwanda on our Facebook page click HERE


 

Learning sewing skills

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Springhill Care Home is lucky enough to hold regular sewing classes, taught by a local lady who has been visiting to teach us this wonderful skill.

 

Our visitor teaches sewing skills and helps us create some lovely items, and residents benefit greatly from the classes.

 

Sewing helps to improve hand-eye coordination as well as being a relaxing opportunity to meet like- minded people while learning new skills.


 

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Springhill

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We had a fun-packed afternoon with a St Patrick’s Day-themed tea party at Springhill Care Home.

 

Well all watched Irish dancing videos to get in the spirit of the occasion, some residents even joining in, and those who remained sat down tapped their feet in time to the music.

 

We finished the day with a sing-along, lots of tea, cake and laughter – it was a lovely afternoon.

 


 

For more photos on our Facebook page click HERE


 

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