The Cottage Christian Nursing Home is a 40 bed home and is located a short distance from the town centre of Newport in Shropshire making it excellent for residents who wish to remain independent and maintain their links with the community.
The home offers a range of nursing care primarily for older people with general nursing needs but also very individual service packages for people requiring respite care and palliative care.
The home has received many commendations and an award from the NHS recognising the end of life care people receive.
The Cottage Christian has an active role in the local community and encourages as many local groups as possible to visit and engage with people living in the home.
At Cottage Christian we cater for all dietary requirements and our food is freshly cooked in the Home’s kitchen.
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Facilities at The Cottage Christian
- 40 individual rooms with en-suite facilities
- A full qualified nursing team delivering 24 hour nursing care, led by an experienced local nurse manager
- Staff trained and experienced in providing compassionate care
- WIFI for use by residents and visitors
- Close to Town and local Amenities
- 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.
From the moment our residents join us, Cottage Christian 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 Cottage Christian 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 we 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. We appreciate that in providing activities for residents with nursing needs the opportunities for trips and activities will be dependent on our residents health and we will review this individually to ensure activities safely meet our residents needs.
Relatives and friends are always welcome to visit Cottage Christian 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 Cottage Christian all of our 40 rooms are en-suite and there are separate private bathing facilities on each of the two floors.
The homely 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 Cottage Christian 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.
Food & Drink
At Cottage Christian 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). Cottage Christian 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.
Cottage Christian 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
for The Cottage Christian Nursing Home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and visit The Cottage Christian 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 The Cottage Christian?
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 The Cottage Christian?
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 The Cottage Christian 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 The Cottage Christian?
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/
- "I am extremely fortunate to be in such a safe and caring place. Everything is so good here. The environment and the staff all create a safe and secure place to live. The staff are excellent, and nothing is ever too much trouble for any of them." resident