24 March 2015
Anya Court and Lakeview Nominated for Prestigious Care Home Awards
Anya Court is in the running for an award in the ‘Best Care Home’ category and Lakeview has been recognised for ‘Best Dementia Facility’ at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.
The awards, first established in 1999, seek to acknowledge the contribution made by designers, architects and the owners of care homes, hospitals and other care schemes to the well-being and quality of life for those in their care.
Anya Court, opened in October 2014, provides residential, nursing, and dementia care and has facilities such as a hair salon, laundry room and emporium shop; all of which provide vital destination points for residents living with a form of dementia. Anya Court also promotes independent living with additional features such as a colourful corner shop and several laundry rooms.
Lakeview, opened in November 2014, has residential and dementia care communities. The dementia community has a large and inviting orangery which leads onto an outside terrace, while all rooms on this community have dementia monitoring systems to support the well-being of residents.
Design Manager for both homes, Jacqueline Farguson said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in the final for these awards. Being nominated is a wonderful way of acknowledging the hard work, dedication and passion that went into creating these beautiful facilities that the residents, their families and the care teams can enjoy. Winning would be the cherry on the cake – so fingers crossed.”
Jacqueline, who has been responsible for the interior design of Hallmark care homes for the last six years added: “We have been fortunate enough to have won for the last four years and it would be tremendous if we were able to do so again.”
Maycroft Manor in Brighton was awarded ‘Best Large Dementia Community’ at last year’s Pinders Awards which represented a fourth win in as many years for Hallmark Care Homes. Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich picked up the award in 2013, following in the footsteps of Alexandra Grange in Wokingham and Anisha Grange in Essex which won awards in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
The 2015 winners will be named at a glittering ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel in Westminster on the 25th March.