Coverage Care

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...
30 Aug 2019
Shropshire’s largest care home has been praised as being “safe, caring, and responsive to people’s needs” with staff described as “brilliant” in a new independent report. Montgomery House, on Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, was rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection visit. This latest ranking puts the home alongside the other 13 care services operated by Coverage Care...
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...
17 Sep 2018
Residents at a Shropshire care home are on the path to a more active lifestyle, thanks to a £5,000 grant. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Shrewsbury, has revamped its outdoor environment with activities such as a bug hotel, hopscotch, basketball hoops, a wildflower garden and light and sound arch as well as installing a ‘man cave’ in the grounds to entice people to the great outdoors. The work has...
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...
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