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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…

Care home staff get residents moving with new project

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A new project launched at a Shropshire care home is helping residents to keep fit and active. Staff at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth are encouraging those living at the home to walk as far as they can each day and record their efforts as part of a new mobility campaign. Home manager Claire Childs, who…

Shropshire grandmother celebrates 105th birthday

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A Shropshire grandmother who survived two world wars says living an ‘ordinary’ life and keeping fit is the secret to longevity. Gladys Jarvis has just celebrated her 105th birthday making her one of the oldest living people in Shropshire. Born just one year after the start of World War One on February 27, 1915, in…

Care home sports day keeps residents fit and active

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Staff at a Shropshire care home have been helping residents to stay fit and healthy after organising their very own sports day. A specially designed indoor track and finish line meant not even the dreary winter weather could put a dampener on the afternoon fun at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth. Home manager Claire Childs, who…