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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In accordance with the latest government announcement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should be aware of the instruction to stay at home, and to only leave the house for food, health reasons or essential work. You should also stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.

In light of this, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory will be unable to meet until further notice, and there may be a reduced service for other local and national organisations.

For further information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed.

Country Cousins: Live-in care


Country Cousins provide live-in care and companionship in your own home. For 55 years they have been introducing people to supportive compassionate carers known as 'Cousins'.

They offer client led short or long term help in times of crisis, holidays, post-operative or any situation that necessitates support, often helping when a person is less well than they had been, or their usual family carer is on holiday or in hospital themselves.

Live-in care is an alternative to a residential care home with reassuring continuity of one to one care and companionship.  The cousins can provide personal care, meal and beverage preparation, medication prompting, shopping, driving, cleaning and domestic assistance, laundry services, pet care, escorted trips out, security and most importantly companionship.

All cousins are self employed people dedicated to their profession who have been thoroughly screened, checked, trained and interviewed face to face by Country Cousins, many have worked successfully with them for many years.

Country Cousins are available across Shropshire and surrounding counties.  They aim to introduce a cousin to you on the telephone within a day and them to be with you the following day.

Cousins must be provided with their own bedroom, but can share a bathroom.

Costs from £613.20 per week for companionship for one person, from £648.20 per week for two people. There is a £120 registration fee.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website.

Contact Details

Country Cousins
Aviation House
Cross Oak Lane
0808 278 5709

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Please note that in regard to care service listings, a company's CQC registration status is not always known and therefore anyone requiring these services is strongly advised to make their own enquiries with the Care Quality Commission by following the link to their website.

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