Coverage Care

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...
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-...
Shropshire care home to open its final unit
29 Nov 2017
A purpose built Shrewsbury care home will welcome more residents early next year when it opens its fourth and final unit. Coverage Care will unlock the doors to the Grinshill Unit at Montgomery House in Sundorne Road to provide an alternative to hospital or to care for those who have recently been discharged from hospital. It has 10 ensuite bedrooms, and its own lounge and dining areas. Once the...
18 Jul 2017
A Shrewsbury care home will open its door to visitors next month for a special fundraising event. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Belle Vue, which is run by Coverage Care Services, will host a summer fair on August 5 from 2pm to 4pm. There will be entertainment from guitarist and 60’s rock and roll singer Mal Coote, refreshments, a raffle, a wine and water tombola, and stalls including bric-a-brac...
14 Jun 2017
A residential home in Shrewsbury is opening its doors to the public this month as part of the National Care Home Open Day scheme. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Belle Vue, which is run by Coverage Care Services, is inviting people to join residents for afternoon tea and a tour around the gardens on June 23 from 3.30pm to 5pm. It will also be an opportunity for potential residents and their...
22 May 2017
A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice. Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10. Five members of staff - Chief Executive David Coull, Training Officer Steph Lewis,...
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