Care group puts health top of the menu

A Lancashire-based care group has launched new health and wellbeing initiatives to help members of staff keep fit and well.

Staff at the Springhill Care Group, which operates three care homes and a supported living service, will receive regular visits from a registered nurse to monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and BMI.

In addition, the group’s chefs are creating menu cards containing healthy recipes, which are simple, affordable and part of a balanced diet, providing the vitamins and nutrients required for optimum health. Staff are encouraged to try out these recipes at home.

Staff are also being provided with a selection of fresh fruit to encourage healthy snacking and help fulfil the quota of five portions of fruit and veg a day.

Virginia Perkins

Virginia Perkins

Ginny Perkins, head of human resources at the Springhill Care Group, said: “Often our busy lives can get in the way of taking care of ourselves, but it’s so important to keep on top of health and wellbeing. Sometimes it’s about making time, so by introducing these initiatives into the working day, we’re helping to give staff a head start.

“We’re dedicated to helping staff keep themselves fit and well, as we continue to promote a healthy, happy working environment across the Springhill Group.”

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