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…

Shropshire care homes welcome new managers

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Residents and staff at two north Shropshire care homes are starting the new year with two new managers. Greenfields in Whitchurch has appointed Jonathan Cook as the new general manager whilst Woodcroft in Market Drayton has welcomed Sarah Parker. Both homes are run by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider Coverage Care Services Ltd and look…

Mother and son reunited as care homes welcome back visitors

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As Shropshire quietly emerges from the second national lockdown, our care homes across the county have been welcoming back visitors for the first time in months. Paul Cooke from Hollinswood was one of the first visitors through the doors at Barclay Gardens in Donnington where he was reunited with his 94-year-old mother Lillian after nearly…

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…