The National Skills Academy for Social Care is committed to excellent adult social care in England. They are a membership organisation, created by social care employers to transform the quality of: leadership, management, training, development, and commissioning.
They selected just two homes in England which exemplify excellent care to feature in a film which will be shown at the National Care Conference in the autumn - of course, Birtley House was one of those two homes.
The cameraman filmed staff in a training session, residents in Activities, Mrs Coe selling her homemade cards for charity and a discussion between Simon, Karen and Debbie Sorkin from the National Skills Academy - with the house, grounds and sculpture exhibition as a backdrop.
The ITN crew seemed amazed that this vibrant community, in it's glorious surroundings, is actually a care home!
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert
Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time
A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice
An afternoon spent getting to know each other