A new manager has taken over the reins of a care home run by Shropshire’s largest not-for-profit care provider Coverage Care Services.

Paulette Morgan is the new manager at The Cottage Christian home in Newport.

Paulette Morgan takes over the reins at The Cottage Christian nursing home in Newport

She has stepped up to the new role following the retirement of long-standing manager Julie Stevenson.

Paulette joined the home in February 2022 as the deputy manager following a long career in nursing.

She said: “My background is in nursing but moving into the care sector was certainly a good decision. I love being able to provide continued care to residents, build relationships with them and provide support on an ongoing basis.

“The environment here is so friendly and we have a brilliant working culture. The residents know that this is their home, and all the staff work tirelessly to make sure they are happy, comfortable and that their individual needs are catered for. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do.”

Paulette manages a team of 65 carers, nurses and domiciliary staff and together they care for 40 residents at the home on Granville Road.

Last year Coverage Care Services secured the long-term future of the home after completing on the purchase of the site.

It had previously operated as a tenant of the home.

Debbie Price, Chief Executive, said she was delighted to appoint Paulette to the management team.

“Paulette brings a wealth of professional experience to the role and we have no doubt that she will continue to build on the fantastic care that The Cottage Christian provides to residents in the local community.

“We’d like to thank Julie for the many years of service that she dedicated to the home. She was a committed, hardworking professional and we wish her the very best for her well-earned retirement.”

Coverage Care Services operates 12 homes across Shropshire and employs in the region of 1,000 people.