Get in Contact with Shire Hall Care Home
Shire Hall is a modern care home located a short walk away from Cardiff Bay with views of the Millenium stadium. Our excellent care team specialise in proving the highest standard of residential, nursing and dementia care.
Facilities such as our ‘Farmhouse Kitchen’ encourage independent living, while the cinema and the relaxing therapy room are luxurious retreats. We even have a café which offers residents an informal, familiar setting to catch-up with their friends and family over coffee and cake.
We have an extensive activities schedule which ranges from fine dining evenings to simply helping out in the garden. We hit the headlines last year when residents from our arts & crafts group sold their creations internationally to raise money for charity. We even have a darts team – ‘The Shire Hall Shufflers’ compete with other care homes in the area!
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At a glance
- Residential Care
- Nursing Care
- Dementia Care
- Short Stays
- Dementia Community
Meet the team
Karen Grapes - General Manager
I am the general manager at Shire Hall where I am responsible for overseeing all aspects of the daily operations at the home. I have a wealth of experience in the NHS and pharmaceutical industry and have been a registered nurse for 30 years.
Lynn Davies - Administrator
I am the Business Administrator, responsible for all aspects of administration for the home and residents. I have worked in this role for the past 3 years and thoroughly enjoy the variety the role provides.
Previously, I have experience in all areas of admin having worked for a large furniture manufacturing company. Followed by qualifying and spending several years working in financial services.
Gareth Matthews - Head Chef
Originally from Cardiff, I have spent time working in Spain and 10 years in the Midlands. During this time I have worked in a variety of establishments including a top 4 star, 200 bedroom hotel, a Premier League Football Club and an award winning seafood restaurant. During my 7 years at Shire Hall I have achieved a lot, including winning the Hallmark Chef of the Year award 3 times. I have also won Bronze at the Wales Care Awards in 2010, and Gold in 2014 in the category of Wales Care Home Chef of the Year. I was very proud of this as it was open to care chefs throughout the whole of Wales! I have also constantly attained the highest hygiene awards for the kitchen at Shire Hall in each of the last 7 years.
Sammy Broom - Senior Carer
I have worked in the care sector for the past 5 years starting out in domiciliary care. In the three years that I worked in domiciliary care I was fortunate enough to win silver in the newcomer to care award and the gold in the spirit of care awards at the Welsh Care Awards which was a great honour. I then moved on to work at Shire Hall where I have worked for the past 2 years starting out as a Carer and have now progressed to become a Senior Carer. I recently won carer of the year at the 2015 Hallmark Care Homes awards.
Rimple Rimple - Clinical Care Manager
I am the Clinical Care Manager within the home and, prior to that, I worked for 8 years as a Night Nurse at the home. I absolutely love my role as it is focused on giving a good quality life to residents and is very, very rewarding. Before joining Shire Hall, I worked in India as an Intensive Cardiac Care.
Bernice Grimble - Lifestyle Coordinator
I am the Lifestyle Coordinator and I became involved with the home after my nan moved in and very quickly saw the benefit of the activities programme. I became a volunteer and after my nan died, applied for and was given the job. I always make sure that every resident has a choice of activities. I feel that as I was a relative I understand what you are feeling and do my utmost to make your family become part of our family.
“The team at Shire Hall are the best you could wish for” -
“I just KNEW that this would be the right place for Dad” -