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…

Shropshire care home appoints new manager

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One of Shropshire’s biggest care homes has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new manager. Rhea Paller has taken the helm at Montgomery House – a purpose-built, 90-bed care home in Sundorne, Shrewsbury. Operated by Shropshire’s largest independent, not-for-profit care provider Coverage Care Services, the home provides residential, nursing, respite and specialist dementia…

Homes adjust to post-pandemic life following Covid jabs

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More than 90 per cent of staff across Coverage Care homes have now had a coronavirus jab as huge efforts are made to return to normal following the pandemic. In some homes, uptake of the vaccine among workers has been as high as 100 per cent, significantly reducing the risk of infection to vulnerable residents.…

Care home residents take strides to support NHS workers

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Residents at a Shropshire care home have been putting their best foot forward in supporting frontline NHS workers by holding a sponsored walk around the care home site and gardens.             Home manager, Claire Childs, said “It was a wonderful group effort by residents and staff alike. We all appreciate…