Hallmark Carehomes
Bucklesham Grange and Shire Hall shortlisted for national dementia design award

1 November 2017

Bucklesham Grange and Shire Hall shortlisted for national dementia design award

Bucklesham Grange, our care home in Ipswich and Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff has been shortlisted for a prestigious dementia design award.

Our residential, nursing and dementia homes are both in the running for an award in the ‘Interior Dementia Design’ category at the national Dementia Care Awards.

The awards, first established in 2009, seek to acknowledge care providers and individuals who have made a significant difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia.

Bucklesham Grange, which underwent a refurbishment in April this year boasts several facilities including; a luxurious hair salon, café, therapy room and a state-of-the-art cinema.

It also has a specialist dementia environment that has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of the residents, offering stability, reassurance and familiarity.

Meanwhile, Shire Hall which underwent a £700,000 refurbishment last November has an old-fashioned pub, a hair salon, barbers, café, cinema, farmhouse kitchen and sensory lounge.

Operations Director, Cheryl Wanklyn said:“It is a huge honour to have both of our homes in the final for this prestigious award.

“Bucklesham Grange was recognised for its interior design, at the national Pinders Healthcare Design Awards in 2013 and Lakeview was runner up at the same ceremony in 2015 to Anya Court, our care home in Rugby.

“It is wonderful to be acknowledged again on a national level for the hard work, dedication and passion that has gone into creating these beautiful facilities and we will be keeping our fingers crossed for next Thursday.”

The winners of the 2017 Dementia Care Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on November 9th hosted by former Emmerdale actor, John Middleton at Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster.

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