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…

Care home makeover by young volunteers

A south Shropshire care home has enjoyed a mini makeover thanks to young volunteers. A team of 13 15 to 17-year-olds from the National Citizen Service Catch 22 scheme have revamped the garden at Stone House in Bishops Castle and got creative in the home’s dementia unit.…

CQC inspectors give county care home a glowing report

A Shropshire care home has received another glowing endorsement of its services following an unannounced visit from care watchdogs. Innage Grange in Bridgnorth retained its ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission, which is the same as it received at inspections in 2017 and 2015.…

Staff tackle inflatable challenge for care home funds

Staff from a Chillcott Gardens in Madeley have raised more than £900 for its activities fund after completing a fun inflatable 5k challenge. The 13-strong team from the care home tackled 15 blow-up obstacles as part of the three-mile course at Wolverhampton Racecourse. They collected £910 in sponsorship towards the home’s fund that pays for…

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.…