Dementia-friendly TV proves big hit with Coverage Care residents

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A special television channel for people living with dementia is proving very popular with Coverage Care residents. Our homes have been piloting the My Life TV app which offers a wide variety of specially-selected programmes to help residents with dementia to reminisce, relax and even to eat better. Debbie Price, chief executive of Coverage Care,…

School leaver Ben celebrates completing care apprenticeship

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A school leaver who discovered his passion for caring after looking after his own grandad is celebrating completing his apprenticeship with Coverage Care Services. Ben Morgan joined Coverage Care as an apprentice adult care worker straight from school at the age of 16. It has taken just sixteen months for him to successfully complete the…

Carers go above and beyond to deliver ‘The Little Things in Life’

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Here at Coverage Care Services we know that it’s the million and one little things that we do that make our residents’ lives better. ‘The Little Things in Life’ is a new online campaign to highlight the many ways in which staff go out of their way to help our residents really feel at home.…

The work of champions

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Our work and continued commitment to driving greater inclusivity for older LGBT+ people living in our homes has been showcased at a key Shropshire event. The Small Steps Big Difference conference was held on October 3, at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, by county organisation SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination). The aim of the event was…

Coverage Care Services invests in digital services

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Coverage Care Services is investing in new digital technology to transform the way we monitor care to free up more time for carers to spend with residents. We are teaming up with Care Vision to implement the electronic care planning and recording system across our homes. Chief executive Debbie Price said the move would reduce…

Care home hosts colourful carnival for Pride Month

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A Shropshire care home has celebrated Pride Month with its very own carnival. Staff and residents at Innage Grange care home in Bridgnorth dressed up to take part in the colourful parade to demonstrate their commitment to driving greater inclusivity in the care sector. The event, which also included dancing, games and party food, was…

Care provider pledges LGBQT+ action

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Shropshire’s leading not-for-profit care home provider has formally committed to a county-wide campaign to highlight the needs of older LGBTQ+ people. Coverage Care Services now has dedicated LGBT+ champions in each of its 12 care homes, who wear rainbow flag badges to identify them. Work is under way to support LGBTQ History Week and Pride…

Coverage Care celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

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At Coverage Care Services we are marking National Apprenticeship Week 2023 by celebrating the success of our own apprentice programme. For many years we have run a successful apprenticeship scheme and to date it has helped to train more than 70 apprentices.      Sam Woosnam, HR director, said the scheme had a proven track…

Lindsey takes the helm at Woodcroft

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A new manager has taken over the reins at a care home run by Shropshire’s leading care company. Lindsey Arnold, 48, has joined Coverage Care Services as manager at Woodcroft in Market Drayton. She has brought with her more than 30 years’ experience in the caring profession and is committed to continuing the high standards…

Natasha cooks up recipe for long service

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The lead catering manager for Shropshire’s biggest not-for-profit care home provider is celebrating 20 years’ service with the company. Natasha Williams, 44, joined Coverage Care Services in 2002 as catering manager at Fairholme in Oswestry, a role she had for 15 years before becoming lead catering manager for the whole Coverage Care group. She said:…