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!