LR: Edna Gregory and Mildred Johnson
BIRCH Green Care Home in Skelmersdale has scooped a top award at a celebration of the care being provided in the county.
Now in its second year, the Lancashire County Council-run Central Lancashire’s Got Talent event is a showcase of the county’s care services across a range of categories.
Awards for innovation, partnership, wellbeing and prevention, people and workforce, community, technology and personalisation were all up for grabs.
At the recent awards ceremony, Birch Green won Highly Commended in the Community Award, Highly Commended in the Personalisation Award, and won the Partnership award.
The Partnership Award is designed to showcase and celebrate partnerships built up with organisations such as local authorities, police and fire services.
Birch Green won the category for their work with others such as Lancashire County Council, Helen Sanderson Associates and the Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes in improving end of life care.
Present at the ceremony to see the home win were general manager Catherine Shawarby, and residents Edna Gregory and Mildred Johnson who had decorated a special cake for the event.
Catherine Shawarby said: “It is always special to win an award but when you are up against the cream of the county’s care services it makes it even more special.
“Everyone has worked very hard to achieve this result and it was particularly rewarding that our residents Edna and Mildred were able to be on hand to see it and enjoy the event.”
Birch Green Care Home has been an established part of the Skelmersale Community for over 20 years.
Over the last couple of years there has been a drive to become more involved with the local community for the mutual benefit of those residing there and those who do not usually get the opportunity to become involved with a care home until a relative requires care.