Birch Green leads the way

Staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale – including General Manager Catherine Shawarby – have recently attended specialist training courses to ensure they maintain the highest quality of care.

 

Catherine took part in the recent Palliative and End of Life Care Visioning Project, held at Lancashire Football Association in Leyland.

 

The course was open to those involved in palliative care – a specialist area of caring which focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for people on their end of life journey.

 

The course looked at industry best practice, the needs of people on their end of life journey and how best to change services for the future.

 

Meanwhile, the lifestyle support team at Birch Green attended a series of workshops held at the Museum of Liverpool’s House of Memories.

 

The training programme, which included 200 social care professionals, is designed to demonstrate how a museum or other community facility can provide the care sector with practical skills and knowledge.

 

It provides care staff with skills and resources to assist their practice and support of people with dementia.

 

Catherine Shawarby, General Manager of Birch Green, said: “At Birch Green we are proud of our staff and the quality of the care they provide, but we can never rest on our laurels.

 

“It is important to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in care, and both the palliative care event and the House of Memories in Liverpool have been invaluable.

 

“Our staff can rightly claim to be at the forefront of care in the region, and we’re all looking forward to sharing what we have learnt and putting it into practice.”

 

For further infomation and downloads click on the House of Memories logo  to be re-directed to the education and communities page featured on the Liverpool Museums website that features 'The House of Memories'.

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