Care staff take on inflatable challenge

Staff from a Telford care home are set to take a ‘leap of faith’ as part of an inflatable 5k challenge to raise funds for residents’ activities. The 13-strong team from Chillcott Gardens in Madeley will tackle 15 blow-up obstacles as part of the three mile course at Wolverhampton Racecourse on May 12.…

Barleyfield House wins Employer of the Year

Our award winning Barleyfield House has scooped another title – it’s been named Employer of the Year by SBC Training for its contribution to apprenticeships. The Shrewsbury home, which provides respite care for adults with learning disabilities, was recognised as an organisation that has gone one step further in encouraging and supporting apprenticeships.…

Law firm gives care home a boost

Residents at a Shropshire care home are set to benefit from a generous donation from a firm of county solicitors. Fodens Solicitors, which has recently opened a new Head Office at Junction 6 of the M54 in Telford, has handed over £15,000 to the Comfort Fund at Coverage Care’s newest home, Montgomery House in Shrewsbury,…

Briarfields steps out for Thomas Lake appeal

Staff and residents from Coverage Care’s Briarfields home have stepped out in Shrewsbury to raise funds for a vital operation for a teenager with Cerebal Palsy. Eighteen residents, carers and friends walked a three-mile route from the home in Raby Crescent to The Quarry and back and raised more than £400 for Thomas Lake’s Crowdfunding…

Shrewsbury care home hosts open day

People will be able to get an experience of life at one of Shropshire’s newest care homes at an open morning later this month. Montgomery House in Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, will open its doors from 9.30am to 12.30pm on April 20. It will be an opportunity for neighbours, families and potential residents to see the…

Food award served up to Shrewsbury care home

A care home in Shrewsbury has won an award for the innovative and fun ways it encourages residents to eat well. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, a residential home for older people run by Coverage Care, scooped the 2018 Think Food award from the NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.…

‘Pimp my Zimmer’ project to reduce falls at Shropshire care home

A Shropshire care home is anticipating a reduction in falls among its residents after starting a fun project to encourage them to ‘pimp’ their Zimmer frames. Users at Coverage Care’s Woodcroft home in Market Drayton have been personalising their walking aids by spray painting them different colours including pink, orange, blue and purple or decorating…

Home maintenance manager hangs up his tools

The maintenance manager of a Telford care home has finally hung up his tools 13 years after taking up the role as a ‘retirement’ job. John Collins has stepped down from the job at Lightmoor View, which is run by Coverage Care and provides resident specialist nursing care for up to 75 people with dementia.…

Shropshire care provider announces new appointments

Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider has made a series of new appointments to its management team. Coverage Care, which provides residential and nursing care for mainly older people in 14 homes across the county, said the five new home managers would underpin the not-for-profit company’s long-term strategy for a successful and sustainable future.…

Coverage Care wins tender for respite services

A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and…