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Briarfields
23 Jan 2019
A Shrewsbury care home has received another glowing endorsement from care watchdogs following an unannounced inspection. Briarfields, a 42-bed care home in Raby Crescent run by Coverage Care, retained its ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the same as it received at its last review in 2016. Two inspectors, an assistant inspector and expert by experience visited the...
11 Jan 2019
Shropshire's largest independent care provider has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive and the name of his successor. David Coull has been at the helm of Coverage Care Services for the last 15 years, in which time the company has constructed five modern, purpose-built care homes in the county as part of its 14-strong portfolio of sites. He will step down to begin his...
03 Dec 2018
A memorial to commemorate Territorial Army soldiers from Shrewsbury who gave their lives in World War One has been unveiled by staff and residents at a care home. The wooden cross and plaque, which will serve as a permanent reminder of the TA soldiers who died fighting in the Great War, was revealed at Montgomery House – the former site of the town’s TA Centre – on November 30 during a special...
23 May 2018
A leading care provider is to mark Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) by rolling out an awareness campaign in its six nursing homes to encourage more people to become Dementia Friends. Morris Care, which has six nursing homes in Shropshire and Cheshire, will engage all new members of staff in the Alzheimer’s Society initiative, Dementia Friends, as part of their induction. From carers to...
Radfield Home Care National Office Team
17 May 2018
Radfield Home Care has won the award for being one of the Top 20 home care groups in the UK. The top 20 home care providers in the UK received an award from the leading home care reviews site www.homecare.co.uk. The award was based on the home care group’s reviews from the people they care for, plus their friends and relatives.  Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk commented, “Home...
27 Apr 2018
Favourite foods and fabulous tunes from the 1950s brought the memories flooding back at a special party at Morris Care's Corbrook Park nursing home on the Shropshire, Cheshire border. Residents turned the clock back to enjoy a nostalgic rock and roll themed musical afternoon at the home in Audlem. Singer Sheena Beckett and musician Allan Beckett from Bond Entertainment got the party started and...
10 Apr 2018
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 facilities on offer and find out more about day-to-day life at the home. The 90-bed...
27 Mar 2018
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. Think Food is a practical pathway to signpost care homes in the treatment of malnutrition with everyday food...
02 Jan 2018
The manager of a Shrewsbury care home has paid tribute to its handyman who has retired after 17 years in post. Tony Docherty, who worked at Barleyfields House, proved his dedication to the last after spending his final working day using his four-wheel drive vehicle to flatten snow that had blocked the entrance to the home in Monkmoor so staff could get in and out to look after residents. The 64-...
19 Dec 2017
A home in Shrewsbury that provides respite care for adults with learning disabilities has received the latest in a series of positive reports from the watchdog set up to monitor health and social care services. It is the fifth time in a row that the Care Quality Commission has labelled Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which is run by Coverage Care, as ‘good’. Barleyfields achieved the rating across...
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