Care homes show support for grass-roots football

A Shropshire care company is supporting grass roots football after funding new kits for two community teams. Coverage Care Services, which has its headquarters in Shrewsbury and operates 14 not-for-profit homes across the county, has provided new team shirts for Nova Galaxy and Nova All Stars, both of which are based in Newport and part…

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.…

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,…

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.…

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.…