Special tea party for Gladys as she celebrates turning 109

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She has lived through two world wars, has seen three kings and one queen on the throne and is currently witness to one of the biggest global pandemics. But Gladys Cloke, who celebrated her 109th birthday recently and is thought to be Shropshire’s oldest person, is still going strong. Gladys, who moved to Shropshire from…

Birthday wish comes true for care home resident who turns 101

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A Shropshire care home resident has had her 101st birthday wish come true after staff rallied round to give her a new hairdo. Betty Green, a resident at Greenfields care home in Whitchurch, had only one request for the day she celebrated turning 101 and that was to get her hair cut. So, a bit…

Transformed shed unveiled as new care home shop

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A brand-new shop and café has been officially unveiled at a Shropshire care home after staff and residents decided to transform an old shed during lockdown. The brightly coloured, revamped garden building at Stone House in Bishops Castle is now stocked with essential supplies and treats for residents to purchase and will also operate as…

Shropshire care provider invests in thermal imaging cameras

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Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has invested almost £50,000 in state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras as it prepares to reopen its homes to visitors for the first time in nearly three months. Coverage Care Services, which cares for in the region of 800 residents and employs around 1,200 staff, is in the process of installing the…

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Coverage Care offers lifeline to out of work restaurant staff

Just a few weeks ago it was business as usual for all of us. Now, we face the most challenging time the world has seen for many decades. It is tough for everyone and not least those working remarkably hard on the frontline to provide vital care. I, along with the directors of Coverage Care…

Care home residents have spirits lifted by community

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Flower arranging in the sunshine, bingo and reading letters of hope from schoolchildren are just some of the ways elderly residents across Shropshire have been coping through the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Coverage Care Services, the county’s largest independent care provider, looks after more than 800 elderly residents at its 14 care homes. With the UK…

Care home residents get to grips with new technology

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Hundreds of elderly residents across Shropshire have been getting to grips with new technology as they seek to stay in touch with family amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Coverage Care Services, a not-for-profit organisation which operates 14 care homes in the county, purchased 30 new laptops when it introduced measures two weeks ago to actively…

Coverage Care offers lifeline to out of work restaurant staff

Coverage Care offers lifeline to out of work restaurant staff

Catering staff who have lost their jobs or may be facing uncertain circumstances as a result of the closure of restaurants and bars amid the COVID-19 crisis are being offered alternative employment with Shropshire’s largest independent care provider. Coverage Care Services, which operates 14 care homes in the county, said it was important businesses across…

Coverage Care stepping up virus defences

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Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has today announced it is taking significant steps to protect the health of residents in its 14 care homes. As part of a major response to the COVID-19 threat, Coverage Care Services remains open for admissions and visits from health and social care professionals as well as urgent suppliers. But…