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.

On the trail in Bristol

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Bristol is a lively city and there is always something for our residents to enjoy, often right on the doorstep.

It was no different recently when a group made their way around part of the Gromit Unleashed arts trail.

This charity arts exhibition is led by Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman Animations, and has seen giant sculptures of Gromit decorated by artists and placed around the city.

Once finished, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raised funds, so it was great to get out and see these marvellous attractions for ourselves while we still can.

Our staff took a group of four residents out to see parts of the trail, and enjoyed a drink on the way.

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

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

Wedding joy for Sarah

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At Riversway we love a chance to hold a party, so we were delighted when Sarah Newton, a member of our nursing staff, announced she was to tie the knot.

 

To celebrate, staff and residents, held a pre-wedding party in Riversway’s dining room with a buffet and plenty of colourful decorations.

 

Sarah (pictured) is a popular part of the team and always has a smile on her face, and it was a pleasure to be able to make a fuss of her for a change.

 

She is due to be married later this month, and everyone at Riversway wishes her and her husband-to-be all the best.

 

To view the party photo album on Riversway's Facebook page click HERE

Racing for Life

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Staff here at Riversway are always keen to support the local community and the weekend’s Race for Life was a great opportunity.

Georgina, Karen and Sally of Riversway Care Home (pictured), took part in the race, held on The Downs on Sunday.

Joining the trio were family members – Georgina’s daughter Tash, and Sally’s sister Lynne and 82-year old mum Olive. Incredibly, this year’s event was the fifth year that Olive has completed the course.

We would all like to congratulate the team for this tremendous effort, raising money for a great cause in the blazing heat.

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