Hook a duck

This week at Birch Green, we took residents back to their youth by playing a fairground favourite – hook a duck.


Staff at the home filled a paddling pool full of water and added rubber ducks with plastic loops on their heads. Using a long pole with a hook on the end, residents sat in the comfort of their chairs and hooked ducks onto poles.


Residents Renee and Florence certainly taught us all a trick or two as they hooked the most ducks.



Residents ‘barge’ to their day out

Residents and staff from Birch Green Care Home have been enjoying the glorious weather with a special day out on a barge trip.


‘The Rose of Parbold’ barge took our ladies and gentlemen up and down the canal while everyone sat with their sunglasses on enjoying the sunshine. Residents fed the ducks who soon got wise to the bread and before everyone knew it, the barge had a personal escort.


While on the barge, residents and staff enjoyed a good old sing-along to their favourite tunes with plenty of walkers on the towpath joining in along the way.


It was great to see everyone enjoying the sunshine and having fun and our next barge trip on The Rose of Parbold has already been booked!



To view more photographs from the trip out on our Facebook page click HERE


National cupcake day

Birch Green celebrated National Cupcake Day in a bid to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Beautifully decorated cakes were put on sale for everyone to buy including cupcakes, swiss rolls and a chocolate cake wrapped with blue ribbon to represent the society.

The handmade cakes made by staff and their family members went down a treat, so much so that overall the home raised £105.50. 

To show support for the charity, residents shared pictures of their loved ones and talked about memories they had with them. 

A huge thank you goes to all the staff and volunteers who helped the day to be a success.

 To view more photographs on our Facebook page, click HERE



Birch Green Care Home makes dazzling donation

Birch Green Care Home have donated £250 to help six gymnasts compete in an international competition.


They presented a cheque to the Dazzlers Gymnastics Club and to say thank you, the youngsters performed a special routine at the home to celebrate Birch Green being praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and awarded a ‘good’ rating in a recent inspection.


The club, which is also based in Skelmersdale is run as a Community Interest Company, aiming to keep costs for the gymnasts low so that money can be re-invested in to running the club for the benefit of its members.


The Dazzlers, whose members range from age eight to 13, and are raising funds to meet the travel costs required to attend the IAICG World Gymnastics Championships in Florida in June 2018.


Vicky Sudworth, General Manager at Birch Green Care Home and mum of Sophie Sudworth, a member of the Dazzlers Gymnastics Club said: “Everyone at the home really enjoyed the

performance and most of the residents were in awe when they saw how skilled the girls are. It’s important that we support other organisations where possible and this was a great opportunity for residents to be able to give something back to their community.


“As a mum whose daughter is part of the Dazzlers Gymnastics Club, I can also comment on how much this means to the gymnasts. The club doesn’t have a permanent home and has very little dedicated equipment but with enthusiastic coaching and fantastic team spirit, the club certainly holds its own when competing – even against much larger clubs with far superior equipment.”


To view photos of our celebration day and The Dazzlers Gymnastics Club performance on our Facebook page click HERE


To support the Dazzlers Gymnastics Club in travelling to Florida for the experience of a lifetime, please visit:  https://www.gofundme.com/dazzlers-gymnastics-fundraising.




Birch Green remembers D-Day

On June 6th residents and staff gathered together in the sunny garden to remember and celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Normandy landings, also known as D-Day.


Residents joined in with a sing along to songs including ‘the white cliffs of Dover’ and ‘we’ll meet again’ while waving flags.


Once everyone had sang until their hearts content, a treat of afternoon tea was served under the gazebo. Delicious cakes such as swiss roll, pink ‘n’ whites and fruit tarts were served on union jack cake trays.


After everyone had finished afternoon tea, residents discussed their memories of D-Day and reminisced about family members who were part of the war.


A lovely day was had by all.



To view all our photos in our Facebook page click HERE




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Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

Birch Green Care Home
Ivydale, Birch Green
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6RS

Tel: 01695 50916
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