Briarfields sits in the quiet residential area of Belle Vue on the outskirts of Shrewsbury in Shropshire but within easy reach of the town centre and all of its wonderful facilities and heritage.
Briarfields is a residential home for older people with 42 individual residential rooms and residents are encouraged to personalise them as they wish subject to supportive safety and accessibility checks.
The home is divided into small friendly units with lounge/diners to enable relaxed interaction. People are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities in the recently improved communal activity and dining areas.
Families and friends are welcome at any time however we do have a “protected mealtime” policy to promote a relaxed and pleasant mealtime experience.
Briarfields is a home open to encouraging the local community to meet and socialise with the people living at Briarfields. The atmosphere is friendly, and the staff are focused on meeting each person’s very individual needs.
For more information on Briarfields, please contact us through the details shown.
Welcome to Briarfields, our beautiful care home in Shrewsbury, and a warm welcome from our manager Sarah Evans.
Taking over the reins at Briarfields completed a career circle for Sarah, who started with the company as an activities organiser before moving into the direct care side of the business.
She worked her way up through to deputy manager and manager and spent some time at another care company in Shropshire before returning to Coverage Care to manage Briarfields.
The 43-bed home has recently opened a new dedicated dementia unit for up to 12 people, helping to improve provision in the county for this specialist and growing area of need.
Sarah now manages a team of nearly 50 dedicated and passionate carers, nurses, caterers and domestic staff who work very hard to make sure Briarfields is a truly “homely” home.
She works hard to provide a supportive environment to new members of staff, and nurtures an ethos which makes sure staff are focused on providing person-centred care which puts the individual at the centre.
With a career which included previous roles at Coverage Care homes in Telford and Market Drayton, Sarah describes care work as a really rewarding career.
She is very proud of the friendly and supportive community at Briarfields and is always delighted to welcome families and friends to visit at any time.
The home is in the quiet Shrewsbury suburb of Belle Vue and is divided into small units where residents can interact and socialise, as well as take part in a wide range of activities.
If you or a relative would like to get in touch with Sarah for a chat about the services on offer at Briarfields, contact 01743 353374 or email SEvans3@coveragecareservices.co.uk
Sarah and the team look forward to hearing from you.
Facilities at Briarfields
- 42 individual rooms some with en-suite facilities.
- Separate living areas with small group lounge and dining facilities with additional quiet spaces.
- Easy walking (or supported) distance to local shops including hairdressers, newsagents, mini-market even takeaways (not that they should be required!).
- Popular visiting hairdresser.
- Accessible gardens designed and “managed” by residents.
- Strong links to, and regular visits from, local GP(s) and wider Primary Health care services including District Nurses, local Chiropodists, Opticians and other Therapists. People moving in can usually retain their GP of choice.
- Short break or respite visits are welcomed.
- WIFI for use by residents and visitors.
From the moment our residents join us, Briarfields is their home and we are here to support them. We talk to our residents and their families to find out what is important to them as individuals and help them to carry on participating in activities that have individual meaning.
Our specially trained and enthusiastic activities staff are excellent at helping our residents enjoy their life with us at Briarfields where our staff work with residents to create a week by week schedule of activities to include a mix of physical, social, creative, recreational, sensory, relaxation and reminiscence.
In addition to the rich and varied activity programme at Briarfields, staff also arrange outings to local areas of interest, organise events throughout the year and provide wonderful entertainment. We encourage residents to get involved in day-to-day life in the home from housekeeping and baking to growing vegetables and keeping busy in the garden.
Relatives and friends are always welcome to visit Briarfields and we would love anyone who has creative talent and time to lead or support an activity, simply get in touch with our Home Manager.
At Briarfields all of our 42 rooms are split into smaller communities (or units). The communal areas, many of which have recently been improved and re-decorated are large and bright designed for socialising and taking part in activities in as friendly and welcoming a way as possible.
The comfortable surroundings enable our residents to live as comfortable a life as possible and our activities enable participants to feel part of life within the home and its wider community.
Everyone living and working at Briarfields can genuinely feel they are among friends. Residents can decide where and how they spend their time either quietly in their room, taking part in the variety of activities, or walking through the central garden area at the heart of the home.
Our friendly communal areas ensure everyone is supported individually with scope for new friendships with other residents to ensure we meet all our residents’ choice and preferences.
Food & Drink
At Briarfields we take our culinary skills very seriously indeed. As well as serving lunch, we make sure our residents have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. Proper nutrition and hydration are essential to health and wellbeing.
We cater to all dietary requirements including supplements and following assessment guidance by the Speech and Language Team (SaLT). Briarfields meals are freshly prepared on site by a qualified chef using locally sourced produce and we cater for all requirements including vegan, vegetarian, dairy or gluten-free diets.
Briarfields has the highest possible 5-star food hygiene rating assessed regularly and independently.
We are very proud to be awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating
Book a Visit
We encourage you and your family to book a visit to one of our homes to see for yourself the work we do and the quality and standards that we strive forBook a Visit
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and visit Briarfields or spend some time here before I decide?
Of course. We would love for you, and your family, to come and visit. We know that choosing to live somewhere new, particularly in your older years, can be daunting so it’s really important you feel comfortable. Please do arrange a visit either through the website “Book a Visit” link on each home page or by contacting the Home Manager directly.
Who will be looking after me at Briarfields?
Our ‘brilliant’ staff! When you visit and also on moving in to our home you will soon get to know familiar friendly faces with dedicated members of staff who will be responsible for making sure your needs are met. All of our homes and services which are part of Coverage Care organisation, which is a quality focused not-for-profit organisation with an independent majority Board of Directors. Additional support to our services comes from central teams based in Shrewsbury.
Can I bring my furniture to Briarfields?
We want you to feel at home and would encourage you to bring personal items if you’d like to as long as space allows. There are some safety regulations on soft furnishings, but in reality, this rarely causes difficulties.
Can my family visit Briarfields and stay for a meal?
Your family and friends can visit at any time, even overnight if there’s a room available and we’ve had advance notice. And yes, please let the kitchen staff know and we make a small charge for meals which will be explained by the teams in the homes when you visit and also on admission within our initial information packs.
Can I go out or on holiday?
Yes, subject to appropriate support and your level of need we can make arrangements for days out too and sometimes for short breaks and long weekends as well.
What does it cost to live at Briarfields?
The fees charged depends on your needs, accommodation and support and the type of care you’re looking for. Together we will discuss and assess your requirements and the home manager will give you an inclusive cost for your care and accommodation. Any additional charges and also deposit will be discussed and are explained in our contract and other documents which you will need to sign on admission. You may also be eligible for funding from the local authority or the NHS dependent on your care needs and your funding position.
Where can I find funding advice?
We know how complex the means-tested funding position in terms of UK social care is.
If you have assets, assessed by social services above £23,250 in England then it is likely that you will need to fund all of the accommodation care and support costs under current UK legislation. We will be clear on what our fees are on admission.
If you have assets below £23,250 then the Local Authority may fund part or potentially all of your accommodation care and support. Prior to admission we will need to be advised of the fee to determine whether or not the Local Authority contribution is adequate enough to cover the full fees. We appreciate this is sensitive and we talk to you and social services colleagues prior to admission.
It is important to understand each person is different in terms of both their needs and funding position. Whilst we cannot give funding advice we will be clear on your fees and charges. You can also find a wealth of information via Age UK or Age Concern https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Where can I find more information on dementia?
Dementia affects everyone differently and we can talk to you directly about issues or concerns you might be facing. Alternatively, the Alzheimer’s Society has a wealth of information available on its website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
- "The food is very nice; lots of it and there is lots to choose from." resident
- "To all the wonderful staff at Briarfields. We can never thank you enough for all the kindness and caring that you gave to mum. It is hard when a parent needs to be looked after so to know that mum was being looked after and surrounded by people who really cared for her was so helpful for her family. We know so many of you became her friends and did so much for her which was really appreciated by her and by us." daughter of resident