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Situated in the market town of Wellington near Telford, Farcroft has a lovely, homely, friendly atmosphere and from the moment you enter the building staff will make sure you enjoy your stay and get the most out of your time at the home.

Farcroft provides residential care to older people and has 41 bedrooms over two floors with small living areas located throughout the home. There is a large communal room enjoyed by many residents and their guests including those who stay for respite throughout the year.

The home supports older people including people living with dementia, and has been commended on the palliative care received through to end of life support.

A varied programme of events ranging from meals out, trips to the theatre, bingo, coffee mornings and other activities are provided on a daily basis, and of course quiet areas for those who wish to read or chat with friends and family or simply relax.

The gardens at Farcroft are attractive and accessible to everyone to sit in and enjoy, and offer a safe environment for everyone. There are patio areas, raised flowerbeds and enclosed courtyard areas.

The home is close to the town centre and local supermarket and handy for the excellent shopping facilities in the nearby Telford town centre.

For more information on Farcroft, please contact us through the details shown.

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Facilities at Farcroft

  • 41 individual rooms grouped around small living areas
  • Separate living areas for people living with dementia and those visiting for short-breaks
  • 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 opportunities
  • Specialist bathing and other equipment
  • Local well trained friendly Staff
  • WIFI for use by residents and visitors
  • Visiting entertainment
  • Hairdresser
  • Gardening club

Activities

From the moment our residents join us, Farcroft 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 Farcroft 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 Farcroft, 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 Farcroft 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.

Accommodation

At Farcroft all of our 41 rooms are welcoming with a cosy warm feel.

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 Farcroft 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 Farcroft 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).

Farcroft 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.

Farcroft has the highest possible 5 star food hygiene rating assessed regularly and independently.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come and visit Farcroft 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 Farcroft?

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 Farcroft?

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 Farcroft 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 Farcroft?

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/

Testimonials

  • "No words could ever say how much we appreciate every one of you. Our mother was so happy in your care and loved you all so much. Everyone plays a part in caring for your residents and you do it so well." relative comment in a thank you card
  • "As I think you may know (my auntie) is fiercely independent but has accepted fully that she needs the support and encouragement provided by all of you at Farcroft. She speaks especially highly of the girls who help her with everyday tasks, the fun she has with her fellow residents and of course the food" relative of a resident
  • "Thank you so much for looking after mum over the last 3 years it was very comforting to know that she was safe and well looked after when she could no longer manager on her own….she loved being able to get out sometimes with me and sometimes to lunches and games afternoons but she always felt safer returning to the home." relative
  • "Thank you ALL the staff at Farcroft (past & present) for the care, the love and the support they gave to 'B' over the 6 years plus she was a resident. The staff managed her care well, with affection and enormous patience and perseverance. We will always be in your debt for that." relative of a resident

Contact Details

Farcroft
North Road,
Wellington,
Telford,
TF1 3EU
Tel: 01952 223447
Fax: 01952 245558
Manager: Karen McPherson
Email:
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Registered Address:
Allison House, Oxon Business Park,
Shrewsbury, SY3 5HJ

Registered in England and Wales as a not-for-profit registered society. Registration Number: 28304R

Central Office:
Phone: 01743 283 200
Email: enquiry@coveragecareservices.co.uk

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