Sarah steps up to manage care home

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A carer who started her career with Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has taken up the reins as manager of one of its homes. Sarah Evans is the new manager of Coverage Care’s Briarfields, a 43-bed home in Shrewsbury, which recently opened a new dedicated dementia unit for up to 12 people. Sarah has previously…

New dedicated dementia unit opens at Shrewsbury care home

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A new dedicated care unit for people living with dementia has opened at a Shrewsbury care home as part of a major plan to improve services across the county. The new unit at Briarfields care home in Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, will provide specialist dementia care for up to 12 residents. It is the first in…

Home purchase secures future care of elderly in Shropshire town

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The provision of long-term care for elderly people in a Shropshire market town has been secured after Coverage Care Services completed on the purchase of one of its long running sites. Coverage Care has operated as a tenant of The Cottage Christian home on Granville Road in Newport for the last 10 years. However, at…

Update on Covid-19 Vaccinations

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At Coverage Care, our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, their families, and our staff. From the 15th March 2022 people working or volunteering in care homes are no longer required to have received a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the premises. Coverage Care believes that the vaccination remains our very best…

Coverage Care on the lookout for new apprentices

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Coverage Care Services is on the lookout for its next generation of young carers. We are a not-for-profit organisation operating 12 care homes across Shropshire and we’re currently looking to recruit six new apprentices to join our team of professionals. Those successfully completing the 12-month long apprenticeship will be guaranteed a job and further career…

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…