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About Us

Located just a short walk from Cardiff Bay, with views of the Millennium Stadium, recently refurbished Shire Hall is proud to have been awarded ‘Best Interior Dementia Design’ at the 2017 National Dementia Care Awards. Provding the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care, our compassionate, relationship-centred approach to care is designed to promote active and independent living for all our residents.

Life at Shire Hall

We aim to make life at Shire Hall a home-from-home for our residents. We actively encourage and support them to carry on enjoying the familiar everyday routines and hobbies they are used to, be it seeing a favourite film in the cinema room, pottering in the garden or relaxing in our therapy room. Our ‘Farmhouse Kitchen’ offers a place for residents to relax and socialise over a fresh coffee. It also encourages independence by allowing residents to bake or prepare food with support from our highly trained care team. We also have a busy activities schedule which ranges from fine dining evenings to arts and crafts and gardening groups. We even have our own darts team – The Shire Hall Shufflers’ who compete with other care homes in the area. Each of our rooms has its own phone and TV point and residents can bring some of their own furniture to make their environment more familiar and reassuring if they wish to.

To further aid the settling in process, we ask each resident, with the help of their family, to fill out an ‘About Me’ book so we can really get to know them: how they like to be addressed, their likes and dislikes, any hobbies or interests they might have, their favourite foods, what music they like to listen to, and anything else that will help us to provide better care and support.

Why Choose Us

Our experienced and dedicated care team understand how emotional moving into a home can be. Our collaborative, relationship-centred ethos puts the need and preferences of our residents first. We fully abide by the Hallmark Care Homes Charter which means we endeavour to create a stimulating and supportive community that raises the quality of life of all our residents, and our dementia community is specially designed and equipped to accommodate the specific needs of our residents living with dementia.

We know how important good food is to our residents and are proud to have won silver at the Wales Care Awards 2015, in the ‘Excellence in Catering in Care’ category. We provide beautiful, home cooked dinners that we know our residents look forward to.

Have a look at our video below and get a taste of life at Shire Hall Care Home.


Top 20 Care Home Award

Meet the manager

Karen Grapes

I’m the General Manager at Shire Hall and have been the General Manager since 2008 having worked as a nurse for over 20 years. I am so proud of the team here having won several awards at both the National and Wales Care Awards.  My aim is for Shire Hall to continue to be one of the leading providers of relationship-centred care in Cardiff.

Karen Grapes