New Manager at Westwood

We’re pleased to introduce you to our new Manager, Jackie Murphy.

Jackie has a wealth of experience (over 30 years) in the Health and Social Care field, most recently working as a Manager in a local Care Home.

Jackie was happy to share some personal details about herself with you – she is married to Ken and has two adult children Ellie and Tom. Jackie loves dogs and has two rescue pugs who go by the names of Rainbow and Peanut. She loves music, especially any tunes from the 1980’s, swimming and travelling in the U.K. Oh, and for reasons unknown she confessed she is terrified of frogs…šŸø

Jackie is looking forward to getting to know everyone and to maintaining Westwood’s excellent reputation in the local community. Welcome to the team Jackie.



Summer Fair – Saturday 18th August 2018

A reminder that next month sees our biggest fundraising event of the year – our Summer Fair on Saturday 18th August at 2 pm.

This year we plan to have a tombola with a difference, a jam jar tombola. We’d be very grateful for donations of items that will fit into a jam jar, eg wrapped sweets, paperclips, small toiletries etc. This will enable our residents to get more involved in the preparation of items prior to the Summer Fair.

Of course we will also gladly accept any surplus gifts/items you have around the house such as wine, toiletry sets etc. for our raffle.Ā  With many thanks for your support as always. Jo, Activities Co-ordinator14572151_866499030152326_1573848152846040087_n

Announcing the winner of our ‘tag line’ competition

You may remember a couple of months ago we held a competition to come up with a ‘tag line’ for Westwood. The competition was open to residents, friends, relatives, staff and friends of Westwood.

We’re pleased to say that just under 30 excellent entries were received. After much deliberation the winner has finally been chosen and it is the Greeley family. The winning tag line is:


We send our thanks to everyone who took part, there were so many wonderful suggestions it really was difficult just choosing one.

Westwood is in the news!

We are pleased to see our recent Vintage Fashion Show covered in this weeks’ Chorley Guardian.Ā  With thanks to everyone who helped to bring this fabulous show together.


Display of wedding dresses at Westwood

We were recently privileged toĀ  have two wedding dresses on display in the dining room. Both dresses were worn in 1950, making them 68 years old. Many thanks to residents Dorothy and Margaret and their families for allowing us to display these dresses.

These beautifulĀ  dresses have been greatly admired and having them on display has enabled many residents to reminisce about their wedding days too, bringing back many happy memories.


wedding  dresses on display

Dollymops entertain us at Westwood

We had great fun being entertained by the fabulous Dolly Mops recently at Westwood.Ā  The theme of the show was ‘Rags to Riches’ and we enjoyed familiar songs from Oliver and Mary Poppins, as well as Tom Jones and the Seekers too.

One of our residents was awarded a prize for participating and another was given a birthday present. Thank you Dolly Mops, not just for the entertainment, but also for being such a nice bunch of people. See you again at Christmas!

Westwood’s first Vintage Fashion Show 2.5.18

Our first Vintage Fashion Show, held last night, was a great success. Our residents have been telling us today how much they enjoyed it, which is what makes it so worthwhile.

We’ve had so much support from the community, from the loan and donation of dresses to our staff donating their time for the show. Our thanks go out to all involved for making the show so successful and for supporting Westwood. We hope you enjoy a few photos from the evening. (Jo, Activities Co-ordinator)


Chorley Grand Prix – 15th April 2018

The region’s most prestigious bicycle race – the Chorley Grand Prix – is almost here. The route includes Southport Road so the race passes right outside our front door! Ā Ā  To show our support we have a decorated bicycle which will be on show outside the greenĀ  front doors of Westwood.

The decorations have been made by staff, friends, relatives and residents with our volunteer Susan adding the finishing touches last week. The bike will be outside Westwood from Friday 6th April, please look out for it as you pass by!

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