Mighty Millennium Marathon

Mighty Millennium Marathon

Millennium care workers will be walking 29.6 miles to 7 care homes – Raising money for the Tom Moore Foundation

Katie Salisbury and Beth Brydges work for Millennium Care, a group of 7 care homes in Wigan and Greater Manchester.

Inspired by Captain Tom and a charity very close to their hearts Katie and Beth have decided to embark on an almost 30 mile walk to 7 care homes within one day.

Starting at Norley Hall care home in the heart of Wigan the walk will end at Lavender Hills care home set on the peak of a hill in Ramsbottom, passing 5 homes along the way.

The duo have fundraised together in the past and Katie even climbed Snowdon last year to raise money for Alzheimer’s society.

Katie say’s “We have seen first-hand the impact that the isolation and loneliness caused by the pandemic, can have on the elderly in our society. We have also been truly moved by the strength they have shown during this time, particularly those in our care, who have shown true resilience and echoed the spirit of Sir Tom Moore.”

Inspired by all of the residents across all Millennium care homes and by Sir Tom Moore Katie and Beth aim to raise £1,000 for the Tom Moore foundation.

Residents at each home plan to show their support with banners and flags as the walkers reach each home with a drone following them on parts of the journey to keep us up to date on how they are getting on.

Captain Tom is on a mission to get as many people as possible walking, talking, spreading hope and easing loneliness.

If you would like to show your support to Katie and Beth you can donate via the link:


For more information on Millennium care visit www.millennium-care.co.uk 

If you feel inspired and want to walk with Tom to spread hope and ease loneliness visit https://captaintom.org/walkwithtom


At Millennium Care, our team and residents provide a warm welcome to all who enter the homes.

The core value of Millennium Care is to encourage all residents to maintain their independence, continuing to enjoy their later years with the knowledge that our team is here to provide a friendly face and chat 24 hours a day.

To find out more about our homes, click here.




Worthington Lake care home staff up for two Awards ‘Hero during Covid-19 pandemic’

Worthington Lake care home staff up for two Awards ‘Hero during Covid-19 pandemic’

Staff at Worthington Lake are home are finalists for care team of the year and Covid Hero award at The Great British Care Awards, North of England Region.

The Care team and Katy Grindley House Lead at Worthington Lake have been recognised individually because of their heroic work during the Covid-19 pandemic, Katy has been shortlisted for the Covid Hero Award and her team for care team Award.

Katy and the care team have worked tirelessly during the pandemic enabling families and residents to maintain meaningful contact during lockdown and ensuring everyday activities in the home could safely continue

The care Hero award is a special award is for an individual who has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 crisis.

Katy Grindley was promoted to house lead in October 2019.

When Covid-19 hit the UK Katy quickly started putting measures in to place to deal with the country locking down and pandemic at Worthington Lake care home.

Katy showed great leadership skills and managed the care home , staff and residents by putting her own life on hold to ensure the safety of everybody within the home, during this Katie separated the home and took all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to residents, she kept this under control by ensuring robust infection prevention controls were in place.

while staff members were isolating, Katy worked around the clock covering day and night shifts whilst still keeping staff morale high by often rewarding everyone for their support by cooking special meals for them and bringing in sweets and treats for everyone in the home.

Katy ensured all residents and staff members were safe and remained connected by supporting them as a qualified mental health first-aider.

Kim Jones – Worthington Lake home Manager say’s

“It’s amazing to see Katy get much deserved recognition by way of award for her courage and determination on dealing with Covid-19  with no thought of own risk, a difficult task for an experienced manager let alone a newly promoted House Lead.”

Kim continues ” The Team at Worthington Lake deliver outstanding care not just through the Pandemic which has been exceptional but every day, The team show great courage and determination, they support each other recognising and drawing from each other strengths. Worthington Lake is a purpose built Dementia home, The model of care is the Butterfly approach with no higher archery and one of the first homes in the North West to achieve Gold Accreditation Sterling Award, The team worked together during lockdown to ensure the lives of residents at Worthington Lake were not disrupted, both awards will be very well deserved.”

The nominees will compete for the top award via a virtual judging.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis the 2020 National Finals will be held virtually on 30th October 2020 

Worthington Lake care home have a 10/10 rating on carehome.co.uk the country’s leading care home review platform.


visit www.worthingtonlake.co.uk for more information on Worthington Lake and stay connected via social media www.facebook.com/WorthingtonLake

Brookdale care home -The Care Team you would ask Santa for.. after winning UK Award

Brookdale care home -The Care Team you would ask Santa for.. after winning UK Award

The year’s biggest achievements in the care sector have been celebrated at the Caring UK Awards and Brookdale care home are proud to have won Care team of the year 2018 at the UK awards ceremony.

The evening was held at Leicester Athena where The Caring UK Awards welcomed everyone and congratulated them on their achievements.

Brookdale care home were finalists for care team of the year after being nominated earlier in the year and interviewed during a visit to the home.

The award recognises people who make an exceptional contribution to the quality of life, health and happiness of residents  and  all people they support.

At Brookdale the sense of community is evident the minute you walk through the door, not only do the care team support each other there is a strong family atmosphere throughout the whole building, care team members often come in on their days off to take residents out as well as organising day trips for larger groups of residents including a recent trip to Knowsley safari park.

When Brookdale became finalists for the Care Team of the year 2018 award the team and residents were overwhelmed with Joy at just being finalists.

A long journey to Leicester was planned for the big night on 6th December, attending were a number of staff from the care team at Brookdale including Haylee Team Leader and Beth Care Assistant as well as Head office team from Millennium care UK including the company Director.

When the award for the care team of the year was read out on stage the team were tense and also skying Team Leader Kaitlin who could not make the evening, the winner was announce and the whole team were beaming with excitement including Kaitlin who was at home in her Pjammas waking her entire house at 11pm.

Residents at Brookdale care home are also over joyed the home were awarded the care team award.

Jessie Dewhirst a resident at Brookdale said “It’s Excellent, they deserve it so much, the loyalty to everyone here is fantastic, well done to the whole team”

Haylee Delefield Team Leader said ” I was so excited, the team deserve it so much.”

For more information on Brookdale care home call or email:


0161 797 7160


Brookdale care home award winners


Lavender Hills care home win at national awards 2018

Lavender Hills care home win at national awards 2018

Lavender hills activities team thrilled as they walked to the stage to collect their award at the Great British care awards 2018




Nickie Brooks and Gaynor  Hall, who work as Activities and lifestyle team at Lavender Hills Care Home part of the Millennium care group received the gong at the Mercure Hotel Manchester last Saturday.

Inspiring the judges with their dedication to delivering an individual, personalised activities programme to each of their residents every day, they stood out against competition across the region.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration; of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Nickie and Gaynor Provide a daily range of Activities as well as larger community events to the Ramsbottom care home along with their helpers Mia and Elsie 5 and 3.

since joining Lavender Hills earlier this year, the atmosphere has become exciting and the lives of residents has never been better.

Lavender Hills have been featured in the press for many amazing events this year including a resident couple Margaret and Bill who celebrated their Diamond wedding with a party at Lavender Hills with a 40’s theme , Mary’s 100th Birthday was filmed by channel 4 which was later filmed by BBC one as she flew a plane over the home fulfilling one of her dreams.

Many of the events during 2018 at

Lavender Hills have had the support of Jake Berry local MP with letters of congratulations.

Nickie and Gaynor are currently working on a number of projects in the community including a project that will bridge the generation gap in the local area involving schools in the community.

Lavender Hills are holding a Christmas Fete this Saturday and the local community of Ramsbottom and Rossendale are coming together to support the fete by showcasing their businesses with stalls at the Fete, the Fete will also feature a 10ft tall snow globe with disabled access so each and every resident can have a winter wonderland experience with a photographer taking shots for them and their loved ones to cherish.

Helen Inman manager at Lavender Hills says:

 “We are thrilled we have won this award, we are so lucky to have an amazing team who go above and beyond to ensure our residents get the best quality of life at Lavender Hills.”

For more information on Lavender Hills please get in touch

Lavender Hills care home,

Stubbins Vale Rd, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0NP




Millennium care believe in independence and Living Life to The Full

Millennium care believe in independence and Living Life to The Full

Millennium care

committed to raising standards and delivery of care that goes above and beyond ensuring residents enjoy the exciting and stimulating lifestyle they deserve without compromise – our ethos is living life to the full.


Millennium care currently operate 6 homes across Lancashire offering Nursing, Residential, Respite and Dementia care. Millennium care are due to open this Month their latest addition to the Millennium care umbrella Worthington Lake care home, Standish Wigan.

Worthington Lake has been designed around a ground-breaking model of dementia care which allows people living with Dementia to be able to live as independently as possible encouraging them to be empowered and to make their own decisions.

The fundamental belief of the household model of care is that people living with dementia can thrive well in a nurturing environment, which in turn reduces their anxiety and stress levels which also improves their wellbeing.

A change of routine and environment can be very daunting for someone who’s living with dementia. 

Worthington Lake enables greater freedom for people living in the home to do more for themselves and feel less restricted.

It is Millennium care’s mission to make this sense of person identity flourish at Worthington Lake.

Millennium care have spent an extensive amount of time and investment researching and creating a pioneering environment and working to incorporate an emotion driven care team in all of their homes.

Recently one of Millennium care homes Lavender Hills based in Ramsbottom were featured on BBC one and North West tonight following one of their residents flying a plane to mark her 100th Birthday, this was organised by Millennium care and Lavender Hills as Mary expressed a keen interest in aircraft which stems from her late husband being in the RAF during WW2. Mary said flying the plane over Lavender Hills was one of the best days of her life, this is a perfect example of the ethos of living life to the full.

Mary Flies plan at 100

Mary flies plane at 100

Click here to see Mary fly 

Staff in Millennium care homes are trained to provide the very best person-centred care.

While dementia care has a history of being task orientated and institutionalised, Millennium care sees a total transformation in the way people with dementia are cared for, with a focus on their emotions, and replicating home-like environments and everyday activities they enjoyed at home as a family.

Features, layouts and facilities at the new Millennium home Worthington Lake help maintain residents’ quality of life, improve working conditions and provide a better care culture for residents, staff, and visitors alike. The central hub of the home is designed to be engaging and inviting, kitchenettes encourage residents to participate in activities and transform each meal to a participatory social dining experience.

The built environment and interior design of Worthington Lake is focused on enabling residents with dementia to be as independent as possible by using the latest research to design the care home in a way that maximises positive effects where possible.

There has also been great focus on providing meaningful activities and opportunities for residents.

As many of Millennium care’s residents will have spent much of their lives taking part in household chores, to continue these in a care home environment can be calming for a person with dementia, which in turn gives a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Worthington Lake’s unique design includes kitchenettes in each dining room, with facilities to make drinks and snacks, set tables for meal times and a washing machine, this design helps maintain personal identity.

Millennium Care only works with highly skilled individuals. Staff get ongoing training to keep them up to date with the best practices across the care spectrum. With specialists in every area – from dementia care to nursing care – we can provide a truly innovative approach to care.

Write to us at: Millennium Care UK Limited, Lavender Hills Care Home, Stubbins Vale Road, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 0NP. Telephone: 01706 285 221 or Email: info@millennium-care.co.uk |

Marley court Nursing home welcome new Activities coordinator

Marley court Nursing home welcome new Activities coordinator

New Activities coordinator develops a programme of activities suitable for all residents at Marley court.

Elaine says “I am very excited to start my new role as activities coordinator; this role is very much me. I will make it fun and engaging for all residents. My aim is for residents at Marley court to be excited when they get up the morning.”

In 2014 after working in education for 15 years Elaine decided she wanted to work in care where she could make a difference to the lives of our elderly community, Elaine started working at Marley court where she worked her way up to being senior carer over 4 years.

Elaine hasn’t even started her new role yet and has already made plans for a brass band to visit Marley court, a Halloween party and a Christmas Pantomime where she plans to invite the local community to come together bridging age gaps.

Elaine says “I won’t leave anybody out and aim to provide a bespoke activity programme to each resident, we have one lady who has gone blind but she loves singing and dancing, I have plans to take her to a singing and dancing evening where she can fully enjoy herself.”

Plans are already made to have monthly celebration parties where at the end of each month Marley court will celebrate the birthdays of all residents in that month, these parties will be themed each month with a different twist to keep the excitement going with talks of starting with a 1940’s theme as many of the residents love the music and style of the era.

Other plans for activities include a visit from a brass band, movies nights and visits from local children bridging the generational gap in the community.


For more information about Marley court or the new activities programme please get in touch with Bev on  01257 226700 or beverly@millennium-co.uk


Thank you Team Brookdale!

Thank you Team Brookdale!

Brookdale care home Bury want to thank these young teens for their amazing support in the comminuity.

Teenagers across Bury have been giving up their summer holidays to raise money for good causes in their community Brookdale care home Bury as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

One group made up of 15-17 year olds decided to organise fundraising activities, with all money raised going to help those who suffer from Dementia, this NCS team choose Brookdale care home in Bury as the place in the community they would like to help as Brookdale have a specialist Dementia unit named Cherry Blossom house.

The group of teens got together to brain storm which triggered some fantastic ideas for Brookdale and how they can help their residents with Dementia.

The group started with a football match where they charged people to come and watch, from the sale of tickets they decided they had enough to revamp part of the garden at Brookdale that leads out from the garden lounge which is often used by residents to relax where they can enjoy peaceful sounds through the surround sound speakers.

The NCS group now named Team Brookdale sketched a plan for the garden and even studied how they could make it Dementia friendly by developing an understanding of the condition, the team quickly gained knowledge of the importance of gardens and how it increases especially as we get older, as a place to relax and recover, as well as receive multi-sensory stimulation from the environment.

Team Brookdale were determined to give Brookdale care home residents a garden they could enjoy and not just in summer, they decided to make it seasonal rotational, so the garden would benefit from colour all year round with different flowers and plants growing in different seasons.

Richard Riley from NCS said “It’s so nice to see these teenagers getting so involved within the community, they have such passion to give something back and it’s heart-warming to watch. They have been getting to know the residents at Brookdale care home in Bury and have developed bonds with the residents there, they’re doing a great job in revamping the garden for the residents to enjoy all year round.”

Ian holt a resident at Brookdale said, “It’s such a good idea and it promotes friendship, It gives the children something to do in the summer holidays, I’d like to see a herb garden like I used to have growing up then I can grow mint and other herbs.”

Team Brookdale group took Ian’s suggestion on board and have created a mini herb garden, so Ian can enjoy the garden like he used to back at home.

After bonding with the residents at Brookdale the group decided they wanted to go a step further and do even more for the residents they have grown so fond of, so they decided they wanted to find a way to get all the residents out on a trip without Brookdale having to hire coaches or relay on other forms of transport like they usually do.

Another brain storming session sparked ideas of a fund raiser for a mini bus, they would start the next day in the Rock, Bury town centre and charge passers by 50p to throw a wet sponge at any member of the team or £1 for 3 throws.

The team got up the next day and headed to Bury town centre where they spent the day being hit with wet sponges, but it was all worth it if they were helping their friends at Brookdale care home.

Tracey Leverton Manager at Brookdale said “It’s amazing what these young people are doing for Brookdale, they have made all these decisions on their own and bonded with our residents, it’s so lovely and we can’t thank them enough. We have had plans for the garden, so it’s worked so well, when they finish it we will be doing a grand revealing to our residents and their families as they can now all enjoy the great outdoors leading from the garden lounge.”

Tracey continues “We are planning to change the garden lounge in to a bistro garden room and make the most of the outdoor space which will fit perfectly with what the NCS team are doing, next summer we will have a play area for kids, so all the family can sit together when our residents loved ones visit. We can’t wait to see the result it’s already visually striking. Thank you NCS.”

Joseph Child one of the team members said, “We’re enjoying giving back to our community and the residents at Brookdale, we raised the money for the garden by having a football match and then went to buy bulbs and plants with the money, I’m learning so much.”

NCS team gardening at Brookdale

NCS team at Brookdale care home

Brookdale care home in Bury is part of the Millennium care group, after learning of the work and dedication the team have for Brookdale care home Millennium care have organised to donate 1.5 times what the group raise for Brookdale to charities NCS support to give something back to them.







Norley Hall Nursing home hosts garden party in honour of veterans

Norley Hall Nursing home hosts garden party in honour of veterans

Saturday 30th June Norley Hall celebrated Veterans day with summer garden party!

Celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day were a big success at Norley Hall, Staff planned a fun-filled day which included entertainment, a singer, homemade afternoon tea made by the inhouse chef, refreshments, raffles, games and special entertainment for children.

Paula Finance administrator at Norley Hall went a step further as she put her head in the stocks for people to throw wet sponges at her throughout the day, many people took great pleasure in ensuring the sponges didn’t miss. Paula say’s “It was good fun and all for an excellent cause, someone went a bit too far and tipped the whole bucket over me but I’d do it all again.”

As it was a very warm sunny day Norley Hall put up a gazebo to provide shade to their residents, families and the local community along with providing cold beverages throughout the day.

Everyone had a fantastic time at the garden party especially Norley Hall’s very own WW2 Veterans who everyone saluted after a few words to commemorate Veterans day.

Irene a veteran resident at Norley Hall said “Oh it was fantastic”

Irene’s daughter Carole Latimer said “The things they do at Norley Hall, it’s marvellous I can’t praise them enough, my mum was in the land army and she had such a fantastic time celebrating veterans day at the garden party, the effort Joan, Janet and all the staff went to was amazing, they made sure there was a lot of shade for my mum, lovely music was played by an artist and they came round with wine, afternoon tea, sandwiches and all sorts. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere me and my husband stayed all afternoon it was that good. The trouble they always go to, it’s amazing!.”

The dress code for the garden party was to wear a hat which was a good dress code with the resent scorching temperatures, ladies

wore their best hats and gentleman wore caps which protected them from the sun.

Children very much enjoyed the garden party and especially enjoyed the new Norley Hall ice cream parlour in the garden where they could enjoy an ice cream and then have a game of bowls with the Norley Hall residents, Norley Hall have recently come together with the local community to bridge the generation gap and have plans to work closely with their local school St Cuthbert’s in the near future which will involve regular visits between the school and the home, both residents at Norley Hall and the school children enjoy learning from each other, activities will include crafts, knitting and reading clubs.

Joan Stonehouse Manager at Norley Hall said “It was a lovely day, well received by everyone who came and a great way to say a big thank you to our veterans.”