Home purchase secures future care of elderly in Shropshire town
The provision of long-term care for elderly people in a Shropshire market town has been secured after a leading county provider completed on the purchase of one of its long running sites.
Coverage Care Services has operated as a tenant of The Cottage Christian home on Granville Road in Newport for the last 10 years.
However, at the end of last year, the organisation’s board of directors agreed to purchase the building from the landlord to ensure both continuity of care and save costs.
Debbie Price, Chief Executive of the not-for-profit care company, said: “We’re delighted that our purchase of The Cottage Christian home is now complete.
“It’s terrific news for Coverage Care Services and couldn’t have come at a better time as we are also celebrating delivering a decade of care within the local Newport community.
“This purchase not only means that we can continue to provide top quality care for years to come for people who want to remain in the town, it also means we have greater control over how we can improve and enhance the building and overall living environment for our residents now and in the future.
“Moving forward, we have already planned for some general maintenance work to be carried out as well as some internal decoration and we look forward to this work taking place.”
Coverage Care Services is the county’s largest independent care provider, operating 12 homes of various sizes across multiple locations.
This latest purchase means the organisation now owns several of the sites from which it operates including Montgomery House in Shrewsbury, New Fairholme in Oswestry, Greenfields in Whitchurch, Innage Grange in Bridgnorth and Lightmoor View near Ironbridge.
The 40-bed home in Newport offers general nursing care as well as specialist packages for people requiring palliative and respite care.
It is managed by Julie Stevenson, who, alongside staff, has worked hard to ensure the home has an active role in the community.
Julie said: “We have a tremendous team of caring, hardworking professionals at The Cottage Christian and every one of us is proud of the work we do and care we provide.
“Since taking over from the previous operators just over 10 years ago, the organisation has been determined to establish positive links with the local community, businesses and health providers and we are thrilled that this purchase means we can continue with those partnerships and deliver the level of care that we have become recognised for locally for many more years to come.
“We will be having a few mini celebrations at the home over the next few weeks and we look forward to continuing our work within the Newport community.”
For more information about The Cottage Christian home contact 01952 825557 or for details of the other services run by Coverage Care Services contact 01743 283200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.