Coverage Care

07 Feb 2023
A leading Shropshire care company is future-proofing the success of its organisation by investing in young talent. Coverage Care Services has run its apprenticeship programme successfully for many years and has helped train more than 70 apprentices. Sam Woosnam, HR director, said the scheme had a proven track record of developing new staff with the right skills for a life-long career in care. She...
Natasha Williams, catering manager at Fairholme in Oswestry
08 Dec 2022
The lead catering manager for Shropshire’s biggest not-for-profit care home provider is celebrating 20 years’ service with the company. Natasha Williams, 44, joined Coverage Care Services in 2002 as catering manager at Fairholme in Oswestry, a role she had for 15 years before becoming lead catering manager for the whole Coverage Care group. She said: “I go around all the 12 homes carrying out the...
15 Nov 2022
Shropshire's leading care company has been given a fresh new look thanks to a collaboration with a Telford design agency. Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 care homes across the county, worked with design agency Kensa Creative to create the new branding and fresh signage for the homes, as well as new welcome packs for residents. Coverage Care chief executive Debbie Price said: “We have...
23 Sep 2022
The boss of Shropshire’s largest not-for-profit care provider has raised concerns about the future funding of social care following the government’s U-turn on National Insurance payments and scrapping of the social care levy. The government announced today (Sep 23) as part of the Chancellor’s mini budget that it would be reversing the 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance (NI) from...
20 Sep 2022
Shropshire’s largest not-for-profit care provider has announced a second pay rise for its workforce to support them with rising household bills. The latest £1.5million investment represents the biggest pay increase to be awarded by Coverage Care Services and means every single employee will now earn more than £10 per hour, apart from apprentices. The company has raised wages once already this...
16 Sep 2022
A Shropshire care home resident has become one of the last people in the UK to receive a 100th birthday card from the Queen. Mollie Blake celebrated her landmark birthday at Greenfields Care Home in Whitchurch on Monday, 12 September. She was humbled and saddened in equal measure to open her card from Queen Elizabeth II which had been delivered just days before her passing. The tradition of...
Staff and resident at Montgomery House in Sundorne demonstrating Doc@Home software on a tablet
21 Jul 2022
Residents at a Shrewsbury care home have become some of the first in Shropshire to benefit from the use of cutting-edge digital healthcare technologies as part of a major new project being rolled out by the NHS. Montgomery House in Sundorne has been working in partnership with neighbouring GP surgery Severn Fields Medical Practice since January to trial an advanced digital remote patient-...
Sarah Evans is the new manager of Coverage Care’s Briarfields
06 Jun 2022
A carer who started her career with Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has taken up the reins as manager of one of its homes. Sarah Evans is the new manager of Coverage Care’s Briarfields, a 43-bed home in Shrewsbury, which recently opened a new dedicated dementia unit for up to 12 people. Sarah has previously also worked for a private care company, but she is no stranger to Coverage...
John Payne, Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research in memory of Matt Payne
27 May 2022
A Shropshire care assistant, who changed career after his brother died from an aggressive brain tumour, is taking on a marathon challenge in his memory and to raise vital funds for charity. John Payne, who works at Barclay Gardens care home in Donnington, is taking part in the Jog 26.2 Miles in May challenge in support of Brain Tumour Research and with just a few days to go he is stepping up his...
01 Oct 2019
Shropshire’s largest independent care home provider has hosted a visit from a key figure in the field of social care. Vic Rayner, the Executive Director of the National Care Forum (NCF), met the chairman of the board of Coverage Care Services Ian Gordon and its senior management team during a recent trip to its headquarters in Shrewsbury. The NCF is the industry body for not-for-profit...
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