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Welcome to Barclay Gardens in Donnington near Telford

This purpose built complex has 40 single en-suite bedrooms providing residential care for older people including people living with dementia.

We provide a warm welcome and try to personalise rooms with furnishings and items that have sentimental value as we appreciate it is your home.

There is a restaurant area available to those living in the home, their friends and family as well as accessible to the 24 flats sharing the care complex with us where tenants live in a separate part of the building.

Residents can enjoy spending time outdoors in the garden and the spacious lounge area is perfect for a variety of activities.

A day centre is available for people in the community who appreciate support, a meal and the option of a bath and or holistic treatments.

Barclay Gardens has a dedicated manager who leads a skilled and conscientious team. In the latest report by the Care Quality Commission, inspectors praised staff for delivering ‘outstanding effective care'.

Contact Details

Barclay Gardens
Wellington Road,
Tel: 01952 605321
Fax: 01952 605714
Manager: Debbie Ellis - View My Bio

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Facilities at Barclay Gardens

  • A fully integrated care home and small housing complex.
  • The care home comprises 40 individual rooms organised in 4 separate living units. All rooms have full en-suite facilities along with additional specialist bathing facilities.
  • On site restaurant which will provide meals for families and visiting relatives.
  • Separate day centre available to people living within the home or adjoining flats and also accessible to the local community.
  • On site hairdressing service, provided in our purpose built salon, a small charge applies.
  • Strong links to, with 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.
  • Gardens are fully accessible for all to enjoy, with seating around the courtyard area and raised flowerbeds to enable all to continue with their love of gardening should they wish.
  • WIFI for use by residents and visitors.


From the moment our residents join us, Barclay Gardens 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 Barclay Gardens 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 Barclay Gardens, 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 Barclay Gardens 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 Barclay Gardens all of our 40 rooms are split into 4 smaller communities of 10 rooms which are all en-suite. The communal areas 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 Barclay Gardens 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 courtyard 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 Barclay Gardens 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). Barclay Gardens 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.

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We are very proud to be awarded a 5* Food Hygiene Rating
for Barclay Gardens.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come and visit Barclay Gardens 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 Barclay Gardens?

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 Barclay Gardens?

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 Barclay Gardens 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 Barclay Gardens?

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

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


  • "Everything is thought of. We do not have to worry about our health and all of our needs are well catered for. The staff are always there for us, to help us, chat with us and entertain us and they know us so well. So for us, this place is perfect." resident
  • "Thank you all so much for caring and looking after mum over the last 12 months, ensuring mum felt safe and well. Always having someone around in case of need, remembering the night staff who we didn’t meet until recently. We couldn’t have wished for more friendly professional staff to trust with mum’s care." residents’ children
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