Shropshire’s largest independent care provider appoints new CEO

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Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of its long-standing CEO for the second time. Debbie Price has taken the reins from David Coull at Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 homes on a not-for-profit basis throughout Shropshire. She has stepped up to the role from operations director,…

Virtual challenge raises money for Shropshire care home residents

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A young couple who clocked up more than 1,000 miles running and cycling during lockdown have gifted the money they raised to residents at a Shropshire care home. Tom Williams and his girlfriend Laura Humphreys covered a total distance of 1,083 miles in 245 days as part of the Lands End to John O’Groats Virtual…

Care home demonstrates commitment to training as it looks for new recruits

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A Whitchurch care home is investing in trailblazing dementia training and making a long-term commitment to staff development as it looks to take on new recruits. The move by Greenfields, which is located on Liverpool Road, comes as operator Coverage Care Services rolls out its new county-wide dementia strategy and faces a rising number of…

Recruitment days at Shropshire care homes

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Two Shropshire care homes are to host a recruitment open day to fill a range of vacancies. Greenfields in Whitchurch and Briarfields in Shrewsbury are recruiting for day and night care assistants for full and part time positions and also both homes are looking for an assistant manager. The recruitment event at Briarfields will run…

Taster days on offer to those looking for a career in care

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Work taster days are being offered by Shropshire’s largest care provider to encourage more people to consider a career in adult social care. Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 care homes across the county, says the taster days are a great way for applicants to ‘try before they apply’ for specific jobs. Sam Woosnam, the…

Virtual ‘dementia bus’ visits Shropshire care home

Virtual ‘dementia bus’ visits Shropshire care home

A unique tour bus has rolled into Shropshire to provide care workers with a virtual experience of what it is like to live with dementia. Staff at the Barclay Gardens care home in Donnington were among the first to hop on board the specially equipped bus with manager Debbie Ellis leading the way. Kitted out…

Traditional tea party for Gladys as she celebrates turning 110

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Shropshire resident Gladys Cloke has celebrated turning 110 with a top-notch afternoon tea party. To mark the magnificent occasion, she was treated with gifts, flowers, cake and tea served in fine china teacups by staff working at Chillcott Gardens sheltered complex in Madeley where she has lived for the past 19 years.      …

Residents at Shropshire care home get interactive with digital games table

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Residents at a Shropshire care home have been getting interactive thanks to the introduction of a new digital activity table. The new device, which is akin to a giant-sized touch screen tablet, is being used by residents at Stone House care home in Bishops Castle for a variety of fun activities to help improve cognitive…

Coverage Care funds community project to help people with memory loss

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Oswestry Library has launched a new collection of loanable objects for people with memory loss — and Coverage Care is delighted to have played an important part in funding the initiative. The Oswestry Memory Loss Collection was launched this week by town mayor Councillor Duncan Kerr to coincide with Dementia Action Week, May 17-23. The…

Trio of new appointments for Shropshire care provider

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Shropshire’s largest independent not-for-profit care provider has appointed a new senior director as its homes gradually return to a pre-pandemic life. Helen Woodvine, who has 25 years of experience in management and accounting, has been promoted to the role of director of finance at Coverage Care Services. She has been part of the finance team…