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Inspectors give Shropshire care home a positive report

Staff at a Wellington residential home have been highly praised for the standard of care they deliver in a newly published report by care watchdogs.

Farcroft in North Road, Wellington, which is home to up to 41 older people and those with dementia, was rated ‘good’ across all aspects of the home following an unannounced visit by representatives from the Care Quality Commission.

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Telford care home unveils new dementia unit

A care provider has introduced a new residential unit for people with dementia to address the increasing demand for specialist bed places in Shropshire.

Barclay Gardens in Donnington, Telford, which is run by Coverage Care, has converted one of its four 10-bed residential units into a complex suitable for people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. Read more

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Shropshire Care Home Grant For Active Living Project

Residents at a Shropshire care home are on the path to a more active lifestyle, thanks to a £5,000 grant.

Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Shrewsbury, has revamped its outdoor environment with activities such as a bug hotel, hopscotch, basketball hoops, a wildflower garden and light and sound arch as well as installing a ‘man cave’ in the grounds to entice people to the great outdoors. Read more

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Tributes Paid To Dedicated Care Home Workers

Two members of staff at a south Shropshire care home have clocked up more than 60 years of dedicated service between them.

Gill Petford has just completed 32 years service as a kitchen assistant at Stone House in Bishops Castle, while her colleague care assistant Olive Pritchard has been working there for 30 years. Read more

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Open all hours! Telford care home opens its own shop for residents

A Shropshire care home has opened a shop in its grounds to help residents with dementia retain their independence and take part in normal daily tasks.

People with dementia who live at Lightmoor View in Telford will be able to go shopping in the new facility that has been set up in a summerhouse in the grounds. It will stock every day essentials, newspapers and sweets.

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