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June 12, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes take part in Care Home Open Day 2015

All of our homes across England and Wales will once again take part in Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June. Care Home Open Day… [keep reading]

June 11, 2015

Ty Enfys Recognises Star Team Members at Awards Ceremony

Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff, recently celebrated our company-wide ‘Team Recognition’ event with an awards ceremony held locally. The notable employees ranging from… [keep reading]

June 11, 2015

Shire Hall Residents Meet Dr Who Actor Peter Capaldi

Residents at Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff, recently had the opportunity to watch the live filming of Dr Who when an episode of… [keep reading]

June 11, 2015

Residents Enjoy Cocktail Party at Alexandra Grange

Residents at Alexandra Grange Care Home recently enjoyed a cocktail party to celebrate the arrival of the Wokingham home’s new General Manager, Magda Radoicovici. Alexandra… [keep reading]

June 11, 2015

Alexandra Grange Resident Celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

A resident at Alexandra Grange, our care home in Wokingham, recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and friends. Peggy Jordan spent her… [keep reading]

June 2, 2015

Volunteers Week: How volunteering at Hallmark can make a difference

Volunteers make a big difference to the lives of our residents, who thoroughly enjoy meeting and interacting with a range of people living in the… [keep reading]

May 28, 2015

Study Reveals Care Homes Improve Quality Of Life For Older People

Social isolation is a growing issue among older people in the UK, with research showing that social isolation can lead to a higher risk of… [keep reading]

May 27, 2015

Party Time As Cartref Annywyl Fan Celebrate 25 years

Cartref Annywyl Fan, our care home in Ammanford, recently celebrated 25 years since it first opened with a party for residents, their friends and family, and… [keep reading]

May 19, 2015

A Community of Care: 25 Years at Cartref Annwyl Fan

Cartref Annwyl Fan, our care home in Ammanford, will this week celebrate 25 years since it first opened. The popular home, which welcomed its first… [keep reading]

May 11, 2015

Ty Enfys Residents Star in ITV News General Election Coverage

Residents at Ty Enfys, our home in Cardiff, recently starred in the ITV News election coverage after the home was used as a polling station - one… [keep reading]

May 1, 2015

Construction Begins On Our New Care Home in Tunbridge Wells

  Work has begun on the construction of Chamberlain Court, our new 72 bed care home on Mount Ephraim Road, in Tunbridge Wells. The home… [keep reading]

April 29, 2015

Admiral Court Residents and Team to Take On ‘Race for Life’ for Cancer Research

Two residents at Admiral Court Care Home in Leigh on Sea, Essex are tackling Southend’s Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK.… [keep reading]

April 28, 2015

Anya Court Team Members to Climb Snowdon In Aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Two brave team members at Anya Court Care Home in Rugby are tackling Wales' highest mountain in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Customer Relationship Manager,… [keep reading]

April 28, 2015

Cwrt Enfys Team Members Celebrate 10 Years at Home

12 team members at Cwrt Enfys are celebrating 10 years of working at the popular Swansea care home. The dedicated employees ranging from Care Assistants… [keep reading]

April 24, 2015

Enabling Care Home Residents to Vote

Every individual has a right to vote this General Election and it’s important as a care provider that we encourage this right. Statistics from the… [keep reading]

April 23, 2015

MP Joins Kew House Residents for Cocktail Party

Residents at Kew House, our care home in Wimbledon, recently welcomed their local MP Stephen Hammond and members of the community to a cocktail party. The… [keep reading]

April 22, 2015

Top 20 Award for Hallmark Care Homes

Our care homes in Essex and Cardiff have been recognised by carehome.co.uk for being in the Top 20 Care Homes in their region. The homes; Admiral… [keep reading]

April 16, 2015

Cartref Annwyl-Fan Care Home raises over £700 for Welsh Air Ambulance

Cartref Annwyl-Fan, our care home in Carmarthenshire, recently raised over £700 for Welsh Air Ambulance. Team members at the home, which provides nursing, residential and… [keep reading]

March 30, 2015

Anya Court Named ‘Best Care Home’ at Pinders Awards

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, was recently awarded the top accolade of ‘Best Care Home’ at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. The… [keep reading]

March 24, 2015

Anya Court and Lakeview Nominated for Prestigious Care Home Awards

Newly opened Hallmark care homes, Anya Court in Rugby and Lakeview in Lightwater, have been nominated for two esteemed design awards. Anya Court is in… [keep reading]

February 24, 2015

How to Prepare for Moving into a Care Home

Moving into a care home can be a big change not just for your loved one, but for the whole family too. It can be… [keep reading]

February 24, 2015

Market Day at Greenhill Manor

The enterprising residents and team from Merthyr Tydfil based Greenhill Manor Care Home have started selling their own fruit and vegetable packages. The idea came… [keep reading]

February 18, 2015

Tasty treats for Pancake Day

The team, residents and family members across the group tucked in to a variety of different pancakes this Pancake Day. Residents and the team at… [keep reading]

February 17, 2015

Caring For People With Dementia: What Help Do They Need?

What kind of care do people with dementia need? Dementia can cause a range of changes in mood, including frustration as abilities decline, confusion as… [keep reading]

February 15, 2015

Celebrating Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day this year was busy for all those at Hallmark Care Homes. Residents all received thoughtful roses from Anita’s Angels, a charity aiming to… [keep reading]

February 9, 2015

How to Recognise High Quality Care

How do you recognise whether the care provided in a care home is up to the right standard? Making the move to a care home… [keep reading]

January 29, 2015

Why care home activities are essential for a fulfilling life

When we get older, our social circles can diminish, as we’re no longer in contact with people on a day to day basis at work,… [keep reading]

January 28, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes MD Avnish Goyal Appointed Chair Of Care England

Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes Avnish Goyal has been elected as the new Chair of Care England – the leading representative body for independent… [keep reading]

January 22, 2015

Are we becoming healthier and living longer?

Newspapers are often filled with stories about the UK’s age crisis – the UK population is ageing, with more pensioners now than children under 16.… [keep reading]

January 15, 2015

Moving Into a Care Home: How We Make Settling in Easy

Moving into a care home can be a stressful time, not just for your loved one, but also for friends and family, so it’s important… [keep reading]

January 14, 2015

Hallmark Team Members To Trek Mount Kilimanjaro In Aid Of Alzheimer's Society

Four brave Hallmark team members are taking on the challenge of a lifetime - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! Sujjata Singh, Carol Rhind, Kirsty Thomas and Kieron Walsh are… [keep reading]

December 22, 2014

How to Choose a Care Home for Dementia Care

When choosing a care home for dementia care, it’s important to remember that people living with dementia have different needs to others. These needs are… [keep reading]

December 18, 2014

Corrie Actress Lights Up Kew House

Kew House Care Home in Wimbledon recently welcomed TV actress Jean Fergusson to switch on their Christmas lights. Jean is best known for her role of… [keep reading]

December 16, 2014

Residents' Christmas Card is a Winner

Layton Evans, a resident at The Hollies Care Home in Pontypridd, has had his design chosen to feature on this year's Hallmark Care Homes Christmas… [keep reading]

December 12, 2014

What are Care Homes Like to live in?

What do you imagine life to be like in a care home? We suspect life in a Hallmark Care Home is not at all as… [keep reading]

December 4, 2014

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia symptoms can develop in a range of ways and at different speeds from person to person; but spotting the signs early allows certain types… [keep reading]

December 2, 2014

Hallmark Care Homes is Care Group of the Year

It’s official! We have been recognised as the best care group in the industry at the recent National Care Awards. Following a rigorous and personalised… [keep reading]

November 28, 2014

5 Common Myths about Care Homes Dispelled

When your loved one needs care it can sometimes feel like venturing into the unknown, thanks to several popular but untrue myths about care homes.… [keep reading]

November 24, 2014

How Good Design Can Help People with Sight Loss and Dementia

The environments we live in have a great impact on our psychological and physical wellbeing. This is especially true for older people, who may be… [keep reading]

November 20, 2014

How Can A Good Diet Improve Quality Of Life For Older People?

Food is a big part of everyone’s lives – everyone enjoys a good meal, whether they’re cooking at home or going out to a restaurant… [keep reading]

November 14, 2014

Hallmark Care Homes Shortlisted For Three National Awards

The 16th consecutive National Care Awards return later this month to celebrate the very best of the long-term care sector and we have been shortlisted… [keep reading]

November 6, 2014

Lakeview Launches in Lightwater

Lakeview, our new care home in Lightwater, Surrey, was officially opened today by legendary actor and local resident Brian Blessed. Brian declared the home open… [keep reading]

October 29, 2014

We Are Winners At The Wales Care Awards

Hallmark Care Homes were once again big winners at the Wales Care Awards winning EIGHT awards overall. The Wales Care Awards, held on Friday 24th… [keep reading]

October 27, 2014

Relationship Centred Care - What It Is and Why It's Important

At Hallmark Care Homes we provide Relationship Centred Care. We believe that this is hugely beneficial to the quality of life of not just our… [keep reading]

October 17, 2014

Care Cook of the Year 2014

Clare Wilkins, Chef at Cwrt Enfys Care Home in Ystradgynlais, has been named ‘Care Cook of the Year’ for 2014. Clare, last year’s runner-up, was… [keep reading]

October 10, 2014

Anya Court's Official Opening by John Craven

Anya Court, our highly-anticipated new care home in Rugby, was officially opened on Wednesday 8th October by journalist and television presenter John Craven, who described… [keep reading]

September 30, 2014

Hallmark Care Homes To Celebrate British Food Fortnight 2014

Here at Hallmark Care Homes we are proud to say that we get thoroughly involved with Love British Food's national, yearly British Food Fortnight, a… [keep reading]

September 12, 2014

Anisha Grange Hosts Charity Cheque Presentation

Hallmark Care Homes were once again main sponsor for this year's 'Billericay Fun walk'. The popular walk is run by Billericay MP, John Baron. Since its… [keep reading]

July 29, 2014

Hallmark in Bloom 2014

Hallmark in Bloom is our glorious annual gardening contest where homes across the Hallmark family compete to have their gardens crowned the greatest in a… [keep reading]

June 8, 2014

Beginning of Lightwater

Work has begun on a new 58-bed care home on Lightwater Road.  The new home in Lightwater will become the care group's 19th care home.… [keep reading]

May 20, 2014

And The Roof Goes On!

Anya Court, our new care home in Rugby, took a step closer to completion recently as the last sections of the roof were put in… [keep reading]

April 28, 2014

Admiral Court takes part in Princes Trust placement scheme

Admiral Court Care Home worked in conjunction with the Princes Trust to provide valuable experience to a local young person. The Leigh-on-Sea based care home,… [keep reading]

April 23, 2014

Happy hour at Cartref Annwyl Fan

The residents and team at Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of cocktails. The Ammanford based care home, on Colonel Road, hosted the Hawaiian themed… [keep reading]

April 23, 2014

Hallmark Care Homes Win Design Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton, has been named as the ‘Best Large Dementia Care Community’ at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. The esteemed… [keep reading]

April 22, 2014

Minibus for Maycroft Manor!

Maycroft Manor Care Home in Brighton now has a brand new minibus, dedicated to facilitating the home's packed calendar of events and outings! Mandi Stovell, Maycroft… [keep reading]

April 9, 2014

The Dangers Of Vitamin D Deficiency In Older People And How To Prevent It

Given that we’re in the midst of another cold, dark winter, and with that scorching summer still lingering in the memory, it seems we’re all… [keep reading]

April 1, 2014

5 Essential Health Tips For Older People

We all know it's important to live a healthy life, no matter what age you are. Recent news coverage of obesity in the young and… [keep reading]

December 29, 2013

Gloria Hunniford Opens Our “Cutting-edge” New care Home in Brighton

Maycroft Manor, our highly-anticipated new care home in Brighton, was officially opened last week by television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford who described the home… [keep reading]

December 2, 2013

Triple Award Winners At The National Care Awards

  Three team members from Hallmark Care Homes were crowned winners at the 15th National Care Awards - the social care sector's premier Awards event.… [keep reading]

November 29, 2013

Gloria Hunniford Opens Our “Cutting-edge” New care Home in Brighton

Maycroft Manor, our highly-anticipated new care home in Brighton, was officially opened last week by television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford who described the home… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing A Care Home

Everyone would love to maintain their independence throughout their old age, but sadly this can’t always be the case and many older people do need… [keep reading]

November 6, 2013

Another award for Bucklesham Grange

Bucklesham Grange, on Bucklesham Road, walked away triumphant at The Great British East of England Care Awards last week. The home had been in the… [keep reading]

November 5, 2013

Goodwins Hall serves up the best roast

The care home has taken part in a country-wide competition to serve up the best roast dinner.  Over a hundred entries were received and out… [keep reading]

November 1, 2013

Winner named in Care Cook Awards

  The head chef from Ipswich based Bucklesham Grange has been named the winner of Hallmark Care Homes Care Chef of the Year 2013.  James… [keep reading]

October 25, 2013

Deputy Minister visits Ty Enfys

  Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas recently visited Cardiff based Ty Enfys Care Home to celebrate the launch of a new Welsh Government… [keep reading]

October 21, 2013

Winners At The Wales Care Awards

The 2013 Wales Care Awards too place recently on Friday 13th October in Cardiff's City Hall, and Hallmark Care Homes were big winners once again!… [keep reading]

October 18, 2013

Tuxford Manor Awarded For Quality Dementia Care

Tuxford Manor, our care home in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, has been successful in achieving Nottinghamshire County Council's Dementia Quality Mark (DQM). Tuxford was one of 105… [keep reading]

October 8, 2013

Bucklesham Grange recognised with top gardening award

The Ipswich based care home has been recognised for its gardens, which are specifically designed for people living with dementia.  David Fountain, the landscape gardener… [keep reading]

October 7, 2013

Happy hour at Regency House

Regency House recently held a cocktail evening for residents and their families.  The home, on Mill Road, hosted the event to give the families of… [keep reading]

October 4, 2013

Admiral Court celebrates British Food Fortnight

  Residents Admiral Court Care Home celebrated British Food Fortnight with a Wild Wild West themed day. The home, on Manchester Drive, dressed in cowboy… [keep reading]

September 30, 2013

British Food Fortnight

  British food fortnight is now well underway and as we start the second week we can look back at some of the activities that… [keep reading]

September 16, 2013

A visit to the doctor

Sonic screwdrivers, Darleks and Cybermen were all part of the Doctor Who experience in Cardiff Bay.  Residents Allan Jachura and Lisa James of Greenhill Manor… [keep reading]

September 12, 2013

Award-winning Cartref Annwyl Fan

  The green-fingered team at Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, on Colonel Road, have once again been recognised in the Betws in Bloom competition. The… [keep reading]

August 13, 2013

Fishy fundraising

The residents at Goodwins Hall Care Home, on Goodwins Road, recently supported a national charity by tucking into some fish and chips.  The home took… [keep reading]

August 8, 2013

What's Occuring?

  The residents of Merthyr Tydfil based Greenhill Manor care Home, recently took a trip to the home of Gavin and Stacey, Barry Island.  Ian… [keep reading]

August 6, 2013

A tee-rific day!

Regency House Care Home, on Mill Road, recently sponsored an event at Captains Day, held at Whitchurch Golf Club. The charity event was organized by David McAndrew… [keep reading]

July 30, 2013

Bryn Celyn Summer Fete

Bryn Celyn Care Home is hosting a summer fete. Lots of exciting activities will be available to enjoy, including a bouncy slide, bungee run and… [keep reading]

July 29, 2013

A fond (and cuddly!) farewell

A resident at Greenhill Manor Care Home is planning on donating her much loved cuddly toys to a local hospice. Lisa James, from the Merthyr… [keep reading]

July 22, 2013

Summer fete success

Goodwins Hall Care Home welcomed guests to its annual summer fete. The King's Lynn home made the most of the scorching weather at their ever-popular… [keep reading]

July 18, 2013

It’s that time of year again… Hallmark in Bloom!

All care homes across the Hallmark family compete in a range of categories, vying to have their gardens crowned the greatest! But it's not just… [keep reading]

July 16, 2013

Happy hour at Kew House

Kew House Care Home recently held a cocktail evening for residents and their families.  The Wimbledon based home hosted the event to give the families… [keep reading]

July 15, 2013

Local rally visits Tuxford Manor

Residents at Tuxford Manor Care Home enjoyed a visit from a local tractor rally.  There were a wide variety if the vehicles on display outside… [keep reading]

July 3, 2013

Social Isolation In The Elderly: How Care Homes Can Help

As we age out social circles tend to decline and this can have a detrimental effect on our mental and physical health They say that… [keep reading]

June 24, 2013

Caring team race for life

The manager of Regency House Care Home and laundry assistant of Ty Enfys Care Home took part in the Race for Life to in memory… [keep reading]

June 21, 2013

From Cream Teas to Pimm’s and Jazz: Hallmark Care Homes Celebrate National Care Home Open Day in Style

Today is National Care Home Open Day and at Hallmark Care Homes we are doing our bit to support this excellent initiative, which aims to tell the… [keep reading]

June 18, 2013

Greenhill Manor Inspires Others

Greenhill Manor Care Home in Merthyr has won a local award for inspiring others at the Adult Learning Awards 2013. The home won the 'Inspire… [keep reading]

June 11, 2012

Work Starts On New Brighton Care Home

A 'Spade in the ground ceremony' has marked the start of building at Maycroft Manor - Hallmark's new care home in Brighton. Maycroft Manor is a… [keep reading]

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