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Anya Court Care Home shortlisted for two business awards
April 25, 2018

Anya Court Care Home shortlisted for two business awards

Anya Court, our state-of-the-art care home in Rugby, has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. Our residential, dementia and nursing care home on Dunchurch Road,… [keep reading]

Mistakes we make when talking to people living with dementia
April 20, 2018

Mistakes we make when talking to people living with dementia

Spending time with the person you love should be easy. After all, you’ve known them for years, you used to share a cup of tea… [keep reading]

Three fun activities our residents like to get involved in at Maycroft Manor
April 17, 2018

Three fun activities our residents like to get involved in at Maycroft Manor

Taking part in fun activities can enrich the lives of our residents. The fun and games we plan aren’t just to fill up the hours… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court Care Home donate £350 to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
April 6, 2018

Chamberlain Court Care Home donate £350 to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Chamberlain Court, our award-winning care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells, recently donated £350 to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School Combined Cadet Force so they could… [keep reading]

Hallmark receives high praise in national survey
April 6, 2018

Hallmark receives high praise in national survey

Hallmark care homes Kew House, Bucklesham Grange, Ty Enfys, Regency House, Chamberlain Court, Bryn Celyn, Greenhill Manor and Anya Court have been given a high-performance… [keep reading]

Ashingdon Beaver Scouts earn their community badge with Admiral Court residents
April 5, 2018

Ashingdon Beaver Scouts earn their community badge with Admiral Court residents

Residents at Admiral Court, our dementia and nursing care home in Leigh-on-Sea, recently enjoyed a visit from the Ashingdon Beaver Scouts, who helped the care… [keep reading]

Kew House Care Home installs state-of-the-art magic table
April 4, 2018

Kew House Care Home installs state-of-the-art magic table

Kew House, our residential, dementia and nursing home have installed a Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’ in Dutch) making it the first of its kind in Wimbledon.… [keep reading]

Anya Court Care Home receives visit from bespoke bridal shop
March 19, 2018

Anya Court Care Home receives visit from bespoke bridal shop

Anya Court, our award-winning care home in Rugby, recently celebrated the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a visit from a… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court Care Home wins national design award
March 16, 2018

Chamberlain Court Care Home wins national design award

Chamberlain Court, our state-of-the-art care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells has won a national design award. Our residential and dementia home, which opened in July… [keep reading]

Greenhill Manor Care Home support the Red Box Project
March 15, 2018

Greenhill Manor Care Home support the Red Box Project

Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil, has recently become a drop-off point for the Red Box Project – an initiative which provides young… [keep reading]

Stuffed chicken ballotine recipe
March 14, 2018

Stuffed chicken ballotine recipe

This delicious chicken ballotine recipe by Head Chef, Josh Pegado at Lakeview Care Home in Lightwater is great for dinner parties and special occasions. Sound like… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court shortlisted for prestigious design award
March 8, 2018

Chamberlain Court shortlisted for prestigious design award

Chamberlain Court, our state-of-the-art care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells has been shortlisted for an esteemed design award. Our home which opened in July 2017,… [keep reading]

Focus on… management at Chamberlain Court Care Home
March 7, 2018

Focus on… management at Chamberlain Court Care Home

We caught up with Genevieve Rodrigues, Chamberlain Court’s General Manager, to find out how she leads the team to deliver excellent relationship-centred care. What does… [keep reading]

Resident reignites passion for baking after moving into Kew House
March 7, 2018

Resident reignites passion for baking after moving into Kew House

“I always used to enjoy watching my mother and my sister working in the kitchen and tasting the treats that they made.  I was a… [keep reading]

Focus on… hospitality at Admiral Court Care Home
March 7, 2018

Focus on… hospitality at Admiral Court Care Home

We caught up with Nicola Sutcliffe, Admiral Court’s Business Support Manager, to find out how she delivers a first class hospitality service to every resident.… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes named top 20 care group
February 26, 2018

Hallmark Care Homes named top 20 care group

Hallmark Care Homes has been named a top 20 mid-size care home group for the third year running by independent care website carehome.co.uk. Our two… [keep reading]

10 common myths about Alzheimer’s
February 16, 2018

10 common myths about Alzheimer’s

There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, and two thirds of these have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, making… [keep reading]

Brain foods that can stave off Alzheimer’s
February 16, 2018

Brain foods that can stave off Alzheimer's

We are all well aware that healthy eating can help us live longer and stay fitter, but did you know some foods could also help… [keep reading]

Life after diagnosis: How to stay positive when a loved one has dementia
February 16, 2018

Life after diagnosis: How to stay positive when a loved one has dementia

Living with dementia can have a big effect on a person and their family; especially when a loved one is first diagnosed. However, it’s crucial… [keep reading]

Love is in the care
February 12, 2018

Love is in the care

Hallmark Care Homes will spread a bit of love this Valentine’s Day by giving out beautiful roses to our residents. Over 1000 wooden roses will… [keep reading]

Bryn Celyn Care Home celebrates 15 years
February 9, 2018

Bryn Celyn Care Home celebrates 15 years

Bryn Celyn, our care home in Bridgend celebrated over a decade of delivering excellent care recently with a party to mark the milestone event. Our… [keep reading]

Kew House Care Home joins the Red Bag Scheme
February 8, 2018

Kew House Care Home joins the Red Bag Scheme

Kew House, our industry-leading care home in Wimbledon have recently partnered with NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group to provide residents with a red bag to… [keep reading]

Anya Court celebrates National Storytelling Week
February 2, 2018

Anya Court celebrates National Storytelling Week

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, celebrated National Storytelling Week recently with an intergenerational reading event for Rainbows Girl Guides. In honour of the… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes pledge to raise £100,000 for charity
February 2, 2018

Hallmark Care Homes pledge to raise £100,000 for charity

We are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity this year in an effort to defeat dementia and ensure no care… [keep reading]

Life at Chamberlain Court Care Home – Pamela Gatehouse
January 18, 2018

Life at Chamberlain Court Care Home - Pamela Gatehouse

We caught up with resident Pamela Gatehouse, 88, who lives at Chamberlain Court Care Home in Royal Tunbridge Wells to find out what it’s like… [keep reading]

Only Boys Aloud choir performs with Greenhill Manor residents
December 22, 2017

Only Boys Aloud choir performs with Greenhill Manor residents

Residents at Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil, recently performed with the internationally-famous ‘Only Boys Aloud’ choir at a special concert held in… [keep reading]

Options for funding care home fees
December 21, 2017

Options for funding care home fees

How best to pay for a stay in a care home is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are a few different choices… [keep reading]

My story – by John Le Mare
December 21, 2017

My story - by John Le Mare

John Le Mare, 91, who lives Bucklesham Grange, our ‘Outstanding’ care home in Ipswich, has shared his experiences of working as a teacher and a… [keep reading]

Resident recipe – bacon pudding
December 21, 2017

Resident recipe - bacon pudding

Les Payne, 88, a resident at Maycroft Manor Care Home in Brighton, remembers eating bacon pudding very fondly. Here he shares his memorable recipe with… [keep reading]

Ensuring we deliver quality care – The role of the Care Quality, Governance and Compliance Director
December 21, 2017

Ensuring we deliver quality care - The role of the Care Quality, Governance and Compliance Director

We know that in Hallmark care homes we provide care in beautiful environments which support residents to live as fulfilled life as they want and… [keep reading]

Finding Anisha Grange Care Home
December 21, 2017

Finding Anisha Grange Care Home

Relative Sandra Martin shares her story of finding the right care home for her mum.  After a long period of decreasing mobility, my dear mum,… [keep reading]

Hallmark Role Model – Den Wright
December 21, 2017

Hallmark Role Model - Den Wright

Den Wright has been Hallmark Care Homes’ much-loved Minibus Driver since April 2016. As part of her role, she travels to all 17 of our… [keep reading]

Hallmark acquires Ty Porth Care Home
December 18, 2017

Hallmark acquires Ty Porth Care Home

Hallmark Care Homes is pleased to announce that we have acquired Ty Porth, a residential, nursing and dementia care home in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South… [keep reading]

Greenhill Manor Care Home celebrates 10 years
December 18, 2017

Greenhill Manor Care Home celebrates 10 years

Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil celebrated 10 years since it first opened its doors recently, with a party for residents, relatives and… [keep reading]

Shire Hall Care Home celebrates 10 years
November 30, 2017

Shire Hall Care Home celebrates 10 years

Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff celebrated 10 years since it first opened its doors recently with a Welsh-themed party for residents, relatives and… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes to make residents’ Christmas wishes come true
November 29, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes to make residents’ Christmas wishes come true

Residents across the Hallmark family of homes will write their hearts desire on a star this December and enter our annual, Christmas wish-granting competition! Over… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes’ Executive Chef scoops gold Wales Care Award
November 22, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes’ Executive Chef scoops gold Wales Care Award

A team member at our Central Support office in Billericay has won a prestigious award for his food provision. Executive Chef, Brian Lane who supports… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for three National Care Awards
November 17, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for three National Care Awards

We’re pleased to announce that three of our team members have been shortlisted for this year’s National Care Awards. Nurse, Lily Vladu from Regency House,… [keep reading]

Hallmark Living Magazine Winter 2017/18 is here!
November 14, 2017

Hallmark Living Magazine Winter 2017/18 is here!

Hallmark Care Homes is proud to announce the release of our fourth edition of Hallmark Living, a twice yearly magazine offering advice, fun activities to… [keep reading]

Bucklesham Grange team member scoops prestigious award
November 13, 2017

Bucklesham Grange team member scoops prestigious award

A care worker at Bucklesham Grange, our ‘Outstanding’ care home in Ipswich, has won a prestigious award for her activity provision. Lifestyle Leader Kirsty Thomas… [keep reading]

Shire Hall scoops national dementia design award
November 10, 2017

Shire Hall scoops national dementia design award

Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff has scooped a prestigious dementia design award. Our residential, nursing and dementia home was named ‘Best Interior Dementia… [keep reading]

Bucklesham Grange care team shortlisted for four prestigious awards
November 8, 2017

Bucklesham Grange care team shortlisted for four prestigious awards

The care team at Bucklesham Grange, our care home in Ipswich, have been shortlisted for four prestigious Great British Care Awards. General Manager Daniel Rowark,… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for six Wales Care Awards
November 7, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for six Wales Care Awards

Six team members from Shire Hall, Greenhill Manor and our Central Support office have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wales Care Awards. Hannah Leggat, Ashden… [keep reading]

Bucklesham Grange and Shire Hall shortlisted for national dementia design award
November 1, 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… [keep reading]

Gift ideas for someone living with dementia
October 31, 2017

Gift ideas for someone living with dementia

Christmas is fast approaching and you may be starting to think about gift ideas for your loved ones. If you have a relative living with… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes grants residents’ wish to meet Cardiff City legends
October 30, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes grants residents’ wish to meet Cardiff City legends

A Shire Hall Care Home resident had the opportunity to meet Cardiff City football legends, after winning our wish-granting competition. Denis Hazlewood, 83 enjoyed afternoon… [keep reading]

Construction begins on new Banstead care home
October 26, 2017

Construction begins on new Banstead care home

Work has begun on the construction of our new 77 bed care home, which will provide residential and dementia care and create 70 jobs locally.… [keep reading]

Lakeview Care Home shortlisted for national dementia garden award
October 24, 2017

Lakeview Care Home shortlisted for national dementia garden award

Lakeview, our care home in Lightwater has been shortlisted for a prestigious dementia garden award. Our residential and dementia home is in the running for… [keep reading]

Prawn and crab linguine recipe
October 24, 2017

Prawn and crab linguine recipe

Made by Alexandra Grange Care Home Chef Sonya Bakalova, this tasty light lunch or supper dish is quick and easy to make and is heavenly… [keep reading]

Kew House scoops runner up titles for two Merton Best Business Awards
October 17, 2017

Kew House scoops runner up titles for two Merton Best Business Awards

Kew House, our care home in Wimbledon scooped two runner-up titles at the prestigious Merton Best Business Awards! Our residential, nursing and dementia care home… [keep reading]

The ultimate guide to hugging: the what, why and how of the perfect hug
October 5, 2017

The ultimate guide to hugging: the what, why and how of the perfect hug

In this age of social disconnectivity, where the bulk of our communication is carried out via technology, it’s more important than ever to reach out… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes launches its Together Dementia Strategy
October 3, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes launches its Together Dementia Strategy

Hallmark Care Homes launched a new, three-year dementia care strategy recently at both Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff, and our newly opened, state-of-the-art home… [keep reading]

Bucklesham Grange Care Home awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating
September 21, 2017

Bucklesham Grange Care Home awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

Team members and residents at our Ipswich care home are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission. The health watchdog gave… [keep reading]

Outstanding team members recognised at the Hallmark Care Homes’ Awards
September 19, 2017

Outstanding team members recognised at the Hallmark Care Homes’ Awards

Outstanding employees at Hallmark Care Homes were recognised at our glittering, Bollywood-themed awards ceremony. Team members across our 16 homes dressed up in authentic Indian dress… [keep reading]

Alexandra Grange Care Home team raise £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society
September 12, 2017

Alexandra Grange Care Home team raise £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society

Brave team members at Alexandra Grange, our care home in Wokingham took part in a 26-mile trek and raised a whopping £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s… [keep reading]

Care home resident who helped decipher Nazi transmissions celebrates 100th birthday
September 12, 2017

Care home resident who helped decipher Nazi transmissions celebrates 100th birthday

A woman who contributed to solving the Enigma code has celebrated her 100th birthday. Ann Bayley, a resident at Maycroft Manor, our care home in… [keep reading]

Cherry Tree Care Home celebrates 25 years
September 8, 2017

Cherry Tree Care Home celebrates 25 years

Cherry Tree, our care home in Caldicot celebrated 25 years since it first opened its doors with a vintage tea party for residents, relatives and… [keep reading]

Top tips for broaching the subject of care with your loved ones
September 8, 2017

Top tips for broaching the subject of care with your loved ones

Discussing care with your loved ones is a delicate subject and needs to be handled carefully. Nobody likes to be reminded that they are getting… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court launches First Residents Club
August 25, 2017

Chamberlain Court launches First Residents Club

Chamberlain Court is our stunning new care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Built on 20 years of experience, Chamberlain Court offers residents a beautifully furnished… [keep reading]

Bryn Celyn care home resident reunited with husband’s war diary after 17 years
August 23, 2017

Bryn Celyn care home resident reunited with husband’s war diary after 17 years

A Bryn Celyn resident was reunited with her late husband’s World War Two diary after winning our Christmas wish-granting competition, Lucky Star. Alice Morgan, 92… [keep reading]

Greenhill Manor team build personal garden for 85-year-old gardener
August 16, 2017

Greenhill Manor team build personal garden for 85-year-old gardener

The care team at Greenhill Manor, our home in Merthyr Tydfil have built a personal garden area for a resident after she expressed how much… [keep reading]

Ty Enfys puts on 1950’s bash
August 10, 2017

Ty Enfys puts on 1950’s bash

Ty Enfys, our care home in Pentwyn, Cardiff hosted its annual 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll BBQ at the weekend for residents, relatives and members of… [keep reading]

Young at heart: Five simple steps to keeping a youthful outlook
August 10, 2017

Young at heart: Five simple steps to keeping a youthful outlook

Keeping a youthful outlook, or staying psychologically young, can have numerous benefits in later life. In addition to increasing our longevity, staying cognitively active can… [keep reading]

Hallmark announce finalists for Hallmark Care Homes’ Awards 2017
August 7, 2017

Hallmark announce finalists for Hallmark Care Homes' Awards 2017

Hallmark Care Homes are delighted to announce the finalists for the Hallmark Care Homes' Awards 2017! Team members and volunteers alike at our 15 homes,… [keep reading]

Regency House launches weekly cuppa with a copper event
August 2, 2017

Regency House launches weekly cuppa with a copper event

Regency House, our care home in Ely has launched a regular cuppa with a copper event for residents, relatives and members of the local community.… [keep reading]

Hallmark in Bloom: This year’s winners
August 2, 2017

Hallmark in Bloom: This year’s winners

We are proud to announce the winners of Hallmark in Bloom, our company-wide gardening competition. All of our homes across England and Wales have worked… [keep reading]

Anya Court sponsors Rugby Cricket Club
July 31, 2017

Anya Court sponsors Rugby Cricket Club

Anya Court, our residential, dementia and nursing care home in Rugby have sponsored their local cricket club £800 . Rugby Cricket Club, established in 1844… [keep reading]

Kew House shortlisted for two Merton Best Business Awards
July 28, 2017

Kew House shortlisted for two Merton Best Business Awards

Kew House, our care home in Wimbledon has been shortlisted for two prestigious Merton Best Business Awards! Our residential, nursing and dementia home, which opened… [keep reading]

Sausage roll recipe
July 28, 2017

Sausage roll recipe

John Sprakes, 90, a resident at Kew House Care Home in Wimbledon has become famous within the home for his sausage rolls.  He said; “The… [keep reading]

The philosophy behind our lifestyles experience
July 28, 2017

The philosophy behind our lifestyles experience

Hallmark Care Homes aims to enable residents to continue their favourite pastimes and take part in new activities.  We sat down with Group Lifestyles Manager,… [keep reading]

How operations play a vital role in the care we provide
July 28, 2017

How operations play a vital role in the care we provide

Managing all of Hallmark's care homes is a busy but rewarding role. It is a position that ensures that all of Hallmark’s 16 homes continue to provide… [keep reading]

Hallmark grants 95-year-old resident’s wish for a shopping spree
July 21, 2017

Hallmark grants 95-year-old resident's wish for a shopping spree

An Anisha Grange resident enjoyed a shopping trip and afternoon tea experience with her son after winning our Christmas wish-granting competition, Lucky Star. Patricia Mann,… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 people Dementia Friends
July 21, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 people Dementia Friends

Dementia Champions at Hallmark Care Homes are celebrating after making 1,069 people Dementia Friends throughout May and June as part of our commitment to raising… [keep reading]

Ty Enfys team member tackles Ben Nevis for charity
July 21, 2017

Ty Enfys team member tackles Ben Nevis for charity

A brave team member at Ty Enfys has tackled the highest mountain in Britain in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Hospitality Services Assistant Liz Birkinshaw… [keep reading]

Fiona Phillips helps celebrate launch of Chamberlain Court
July 19, 2017

Fiona Phillips helps celebrate launch of Chamberlain Court

Television Presenter Fiona Phillips was the guest of honour at the recent opening of our new £13m care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Fiona, who… [keep reading]

Resident shares her story of life during WW2
July 7, 2017

Resident shares her story of life during WW2

Merle Davies, 94, who lives at Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff, South Wales, has shared her experience of being evacuated during World War… [keep reading]

Hallmark grants 93-year-old resident’s wish to attend a flower show
June 28, 2017

Hallmark grants 93-year-old resident’s wish to attend a flower show

An Anya Court resident had a VIP day out at the BBC Gardener’s World Live after winning our Lucky Star Christmas wish-granting competition. Stella Jackson,… [keep reading]

Fearless team at Alexandra Grange trek to Stonehenge for charity
June 23, 2017

Fearless team at Alexandra Grange trek to Stonehenge for charity

Four members of the care team at Alexandra Grange will be taking part in a 26-mile trek in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia Care… [keep reading]

Hallmark care homes become polling stations for the day
June 13, 2017

Hallmark care homes become polling stations for the day

Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff and Bryn Celyn, our care home in Maesteg became polling stations for the recent General Election, enabling the… [keep reading]

Hallmark Living Magazine Summer 2017 is here!
June 9, 2017

Hallmark Living Magazine Summer 2017 is here!

Hallmark Care Homes is proud to announce the release of our third edition of Hallmark Living, a twice yearly magazine offering advice, fun activities to… [keep reading]

Hallmark grants 91-year-old residents’ wish to watch a cricket match
June 6, 2017

Hallmark grants 91-year-old residents’ wish to watch a cricket match

A Lakeview Care Home resident watched Bagshot Cricket Club play and meet the team after winning our Lucky Star Christmas wish-granting competition. Sid Andrews, 91… [keep reading]

Outstanding care workers recognised at local awards
June 5, 2017

Outstanding care workers recognised at local awards

Outstanding care workers at our care homes across England and South Wales were recognised at individual awards ceremonies organised in their honour. Team members and… [keep reading]

Understanding the 12-Week Property Disregard
June 5, 2017

Understanding the 12-Week Property Disregard

Funding residential care is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are many different aspects to consider, one of which is the value of… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes launches letters to your younger self campaign
May 23, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes launches letters to your younger self campaign

Hallmark Care Homes is 20 this year and to celebrate, we’ve encouraged our residents to write letters to their younger self. To everyone at Hallmark… [keep reading]

Enabling the elderly to vote
May 22, 2017

Enabling the elderly to vote

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

Six steps to help reduce your risk of developing dementia
May 22, 2017

Six steps to help reduce your risk of developing dementia

Back in 2015, a YouGov poll revealed that the most common concern among people aged 60 and over was getting Alzheimer’s disease. According to the… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes is 20!
May 18, 2017

Hallmark Care Homes is 20!

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Hallmark Care Homes. We caught up with Hallmark Care Homes’ founders, Avnish Goyal and Ram Goyal at Anisha Grange,… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court donates £500 to The Alzheimer’s Society
May 16, 2017

Chamberlain Court donates £500 to The Alzheimer’s Society

Chamberlain Court, our new residential and dementia care home in Tunbridge Wells has donated £500 to The Alzheimer’s Society to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Team… [keep reading]

Royal day out beckons for Edith
May 4, 2017

Royal day out beckons for Edith

A War hero and a Regency House Care Home resident will have a royal day at Buckingham Palace – and she will be getting there… [keep reading]

Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Kew House resident
April 28, 2017

Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Kew House resident

Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth surprised resident John Sprakes, 90 by visiting him at Kew House, our care home in Wimbledon and arranging… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court donates £1,000 to local charities
April 28, 2017

Chamberlain Court donates £1,000 to local charities

Chamberlain Court, our new residential and dementia care home in Tunbridge Wells has donated £1,000 to two local charities to mark Pay It Forward Day.… [keep reading]

Top 20 awards for Hallmark Care Homes
April 25, 2017

Top 20 awards for Hallmark Care Homes

Hallmark Care Homes has been named number one in the top 20 mid-size care home groups and our care homes in Cardiff have been named… [keep reading]

The not-so-simple matter of trust
April 19, 2017

The not-so-simple matter of trust

The not-so-simple matter of trust Ensuring an older relative remains safe and secure while they are living at home can be a challenge; worrying about… [keep reading]

Lakeview residents receive Easter eggs from caring children at Connaught Junior School
April 13, 2017

Lakeview residents receive Easter eggs from caring children at Connaught Junior School

Residents at Lakeview, our care home in Lightwater, will have an egg-cellent Easter thanks to kind-hearted school children at Connaught Junior School in Bagshot. Over… [keep reading]

Show suites now open at Chamberlain Court
March 20, 2017

Show suites now open at Chamberlain Court

The show suites are now open at Chamberlain Court, our new residential and dementia care home in Tunbridge Wells! Opening in June 2017, Chamberlain Court… [keep reading]

Resident shares her story of living in London during WW2
March 15, 2017

Resident shares her story of living in London during WW2

Patricia Mann, 95, who lives at Anisha Grange, our multi-award-winning care home in Billericay, Essex, has shared her experiences of working in and around London… [keep reading]

A home from home: The inspiration behind our award-winning developments
March 15, 2017

A home from home: The inspiration behind our award-winning developments

Hallmark Care Homes has won the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award for ‘Best New Care Home’ from 2010-2015, but what makes our homes so special… [keep reading]

Love is in the care
February 10, 2017

Love is in the care

Hallmark Care Homes will spread a bit of love this Valentine’s Day by giving out beautiful roses to our residents. Over 1000 wooden roses will… [keep reading]

Resident shares her experience of saving Canton Library from a bomb in WW2
January 12, 2017

Resident shares her experience of saving Canton Library from a bomb in WW2

Edith Spackman, 93, who lives at Regency House, our care home in Cardiff, South Wales has shared her experience of saving Canton Library from a… [keep reading]

A home from home: The philosophy behind our high-quality hospitality and dining experience.
January 12, 2017

A home from home: The philosophy behind our high-quality hospitality and dining experience.

Hallmark Care Homes aims to deliver residents great home cooked food presented in an attractive way, in a sociable environment.  We sat down with Group… [keep reading]

How promoting the uniqueness of each resident improves their well-being
January 11, 2017

How promoting the uniqueness of each resident improves their well-being

Nurses play a crucial role at Hallmark Care Homes in enhancing the quality of life of our residents through the provision of personalised care and… [keep reading]

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
January 11, 2017

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Mental Capacity Act of 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are both ‘hot’ topics within the care sector at the moment. However, not… [keep reading]

Lemon meringue pie recipe
January 11, 2017

Lemon meringue pie recipe

Mary Honour, 86, a resident at Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton has been using this recipe for years.  She said: “It’s the best… [keep reading]

Hallmark Living Magazine Winter 2016/17 is here!
December 12, 2016

Hallmark Living Magazine Winter 2016/17 is here!

Hallmark Care Homes is proud to announce the release of our second edition of Hallmark Living, a twice yearly magazine offering advice, fun activities to… [keep reading]

Ty Enfys to host Christmas Fair Saturday 3rd December
November 28, 2016

Ty Enfys to host Christmas Fair Saturday 3rd December

Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff is hosting a Christmas Fair, Saturday 3rd December 11am – 2pm. The fun-filled event will be welcoming residents,… [keep reading]

How activities improve the well-being of residents
November 25, 2016

How activities improve the well-being of residents

Lifestyle Leaders play an important role at Hallmark Care Homes in enhancing the quality of life of our residents by providing meaningful, enjoyable and stimulating… [keep reading]

Lakeview shortlisted for three Surrey Care Awards
November 17, 2016

Lakeview shortlisted for three Surrey Care Awards

Three team members from Lakeview, our care home in Lightwater have been shortlisted for three prestigious Surrey Care Awards. Yvonne Prince, Inderpreet Hanzra and Natalia… [keep reading]

Anisha Grange to hold a charity Christmas fair
November 16, 2016

Anisha Grange to hold a charity Christmas fair

Anisha Grange, our care home in Billericay is hosting a Christmas fair on Saturday 19th November from 3pm to raise funds for homeless charity, Crisis.… [keep reading]

A home from home: The inspiration behind our award-winning designs
November 11, 2016

A home from home: The inspiration behind our award-winning designs

Hallmark Care Homes have won the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award for ‘Best New Care Home’ for the past five years, but what makes our… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes scoops two Dementia Care Awards
November 8, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes scoops two Dementia Care Awards

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby and a team member from Admiral Court, our care home in Leigh-on-Sea have taken home two prestigious Dementia Care… [keep reading]

Lifelong wish comes true for Greenhill Manor resident
November 7, 2016

Lifelong wish comes true for Greenhill Manor resident

Lisa James, a resident at Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil, had her lifelong wish granted when she was given the opportunity to meet Cardiff… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for two Dementia Care Awards
October 28, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for two Dementia Care Awards

Anya Court our care home in Rugby and Essex based home, Admiral Court team member, Sarah Savidge have been shortlisted for the prestigious Dementia Care Awards.… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes wins three gold Wales Care Awards
October 26, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes wins three gold Wales Care Awards

Hallmark team members from Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr, Bryn Celyn, our care home in Maesteg and Ty Enfys, our care home in… [keep reading]

Resident Ron Smith, 96 shares his story about his career change to become a Vicar
October 25, 2016

Resident Ron Smith, 96 shares his story about his career change to become a Vicar

A resident at Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton, has told us all about his drastic career change from a City Insurance Broker to… [keep reading]

Lasting Power of Attorney – Everything you need to know
October 13, 2016

Lasting Power of Attorney - Everything you need to know

Contributor: Written by Alan Jones - Director at Axis Financial Planning. Alan Jones has 25 years experience working within the financial planning industry. People always… [keep reading]

Resident shares his experience of being evacuated in WW2.
October 13, 2016

Resident shares his experience of being evacuated in WW2.

David Barter, 84, who lives at Anisha Grange, our award-winning care home in Billericay, Essex has shared his experience of being evacuated during WW2. On… [keep reading]

A list of helpful tips: Catering for those living with Dementia
October 12, 2016

A list of helpful tips: Catering for those living with Dementia

Brian Lane, Hallmark Care Homes Executive Chef and Head of Chef Academy, shares his advice on catering for those living with dementia. Limit distractions Meals… [keep reading]

Chamberlain Court takes one step closer to completion
September 28, 2016

Chamberlain Court takes one step closer to completion

Chamberlain Court, our new 72 bed care home in Tunbridge Wells has reached a major milestone in its construction. The home, which will provide residential… [keep reading]

Outstanding Hallmark Care Homes team members recognised at national awards ceremony
September 26, 2016

Outstanding Hallmark Care Homes team members recognised at national awards ceremony

Outstanding employees at Hallmark Care Homes were recognised at a glittering awards ceremony organised in their honour. 21 team members across Hallmark Care Homes 15 homes… [keep reading]

Hallmark team member set to trek 28-miles for Alzheimer’s Society
September 21, 2016

Hallmark team member set to trek 28-miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Admiral Court’s Customer Relationship Manager, Kelly Adams is taking part in her very own Memory Walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Kelly, 35… [keep reading]

Chocolate and banana cake recipe
August 26, 2016

Chocolate and banana cake recipe

Executive Chef and Head of Chef Academy, Brian Lane has shared his chocolate and banana cake recipe with us. This is a showstopper of a… [keep reading]

Shire Hall to hold a Dementia Friends session – 12th and 18th August

Shire Hall to hold a Dementia Friends session – 12th and 18th August

Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff, is holding a Dementia Friends’ session at the home to encourage visitors to learn more about the condition… [keep reading]

Hallmark in Bloom: This year’s winners
August 3, 2016

Hallmark in Bloom: This year’s winners

We are proud to announce the winners of Hallmark in Bloom, our company-wide gardening competition. All of our homes across England and Wales have worked… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes launches Hallmark Living magazine
June 15, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes launches Hallmark Living magazine

Hallmark Care Homes is proud to announce the publication of a new, twice yearly magazine. The magazine will offer advice, fun activities to do with… [keep reading]

Anisha Grange marks Her Majesty’s 90th with a royal street party
June 13, 2016

Anisha Grange marks Her Majesty’s 90th with a royal street party

Residents at our care home in Billericay, Essex celebrated the official 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch with a slap-up buffet and sing-along.… [keep reading]

Hallmark grants resident’s ultimate wish to go for a trip on the River Thames
June 10, 2016

Hallmark grants resident’s ultimate wish to go for a trip on the River Thames

A Hallmark care home resident has gone on a luxury River Thames boat trip after winning our wish-granting competition. Doris Greathead, 88, was chauffeur driven… [keep reading]

Daring duo from Hallmark Care Homes take on The Rusty Rally Challenge for charity
June 9, 2016

Daring duo from Hallmark Care Homes take on The Rusty Rally Challenge for charity

Two brave team members at Hallmark Care Homes are taking on The Rusty Rally driving challenge in aid of educational charity, The Outward Bound Trust.… [keep reading]

Resident Jim Coffey’s royal day out
June 6, 2016

Resident Jim Coffey's royal day out

War veteran and Anisha Grange Care Home resident Jim Coffey, 89 recently had a royal day out at Buckingham Palace. He was formally invited to… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes compete in Hallmark in Bloom
June 1, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes compete in Hallmark in Bloom

Hallmark Care Homes across England and Wales will once again compete in our glorious company-wide gardening event, Hallmark in Bloom. Hallmark in Bloom is an… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 Dementia Friends
June 1, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 Dementia Friends

Team members at our 15 care homes are celebrating after they have made over 1000 people Dementia Friends in May. Dementia Champion’s at our nursing,… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes Carer shortlisted for national award
May 27, 2016

Hallmark Care Homes Carer shortlisted for national award

A Carer at Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr, has been shortlisted for a national care award. Katyann Price, 31, who works for our… [keep reading]

Bryn Celyn and Ty Enfys become polling stations for the day
May 5, 2016

Bryn Celyn and Ty Enfys become polling stations for the day

Two of our South Wales care homes doubled up as polling stations for the Welsh Assembly Elections enabling our 150 residents to vote in the… [keep reading]

Lakeview Care Home Community Advice Day
April 11, 2016

Lakeview Care Home Community Advice Day

Lakeview Care Home to hold a community advice day – Thursday 28th April Industry-leading residential and dementia care home, Lakeview in Surrey, is holding a community advice day on… [keep reading]

Top 20 Award for Hallmark Care Homes
March 18, 2016

Top 20 Award for Hallmark Care Homes

  Our care homes in Cardiff, have been named in the Top 20 most recommended care homes in Wales by independent care website, carehome.co.uk. Regency… [keep reading]

Maycroft Manor given high praise in national survey
March 7, 2016

Maycroft Manor given high praise in national survey

Team members, residents and relatives at Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton, are celebrating after the home performed strongly in a nationwide survey of… [keep reading]

Ty Enfys raises over £2,000 for Marie Curie
January 26, 2016

Ty Enfys raises over £2,000 for Marie Curie

Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff, has raised over £2,000 for Marie Curie. Residents, team members and volunteers at the home, which provides residential,… [keep reading]

Anya Court put on 1950’s bash to celebrate 1st birthday
October 13, 2015

Anya Court put on 1950’s bash to celebrate 1st birthday

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, has celebrated its first birthday with a 1950's party to mark the milestone event. The award-winning, residential, nursing and… [keep reading]

Essex Care homes win ‘Highly Commended’ award for excellent customer service
October 9, 2015

Essex Care homes win ‘Highly Commended’ award for excellent customer service

Hallmark care homes, Anisha Grange and Admiral Court have been named ‘Highly Commended’ at the prestigious Essex Business Awards. The Essex homes, which currently have… [keep reading]

Essex care homes shortlisted for customer service award
September 29, 2015

Essex care homes shortlisted for customer service award

Hallmark care homes, Anisha Grange and Admiral Court have been shortlisted for an esteemed customer service award. The Essex homes are in the running for… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes to celebrate Hug Day and take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
September 24, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes to celebrate Hug Day and take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

All of our homes across England and Wales, will celebrate Hug Day tomorrow and take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Hug Day is… [keep reading]

Kew House residents donate knitted blanket to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
September 9, 2015

Kew House residents donate knitted blanket to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

A blanket knitted by residents at Kew House, our care home in Wimbledon, has been donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, bringing much needed… [keep reading]

Admiral Court team members and residents dream up BBC Poldark-themed ceremony for general manager
September 7, 2015

Admiral Court team members and residents dream up BBC Poldark-themed ceremony for general manager

Poldark fan and Admiral Court employee Rebekah Smith, was given the surprise of her life recently by her fiancé, team members and residents of the… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes; Anya Court, Alexandra Grange and Ty Enfys shortlisted for national gardening award
August 20, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes; Anya Court, Alexandra Grange and Ty Enfys shortlisted for national gardening award

Our care homes; Anya Court in Rugby, Alexandra Grange in Wokingham and Ty Enfys in Cardiff have been shortlisted for a national gardening award. The… [keep reading]

Community Information Day at Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich
August 20, 2015

Community Information Day at Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich

Bucklesham Grange, our care home in Ipswich, is holding a Community Information Day for anyone with questions or concerns about care. The event will be… [keep reading]

Kew House resident and ‘Super Gran’ Eileen Symonds 101 shares her secret to longevity on ITV’s Good Morning Britain
August 18, 2015

Kew House resident and ‘Super Gran’ Eileen Symonds 101 shares her secret to longevity on ITV’s Good Morning Britain

Kew House resident Eileen Symonds recently shared her secret to longevity on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Eileen, 101, featured in a part of ITV’s programme, they… [keep reading]

Hallmark in Bloom: this year’s winners
August 14, 2015

Hallmark in Bloom: this year’s winners

We are proud to announce the winners of our company-wide gardening event, Hallmark in Bloom. All of our homes across England and Wales have worked… [keep reading]

Cartref Annwyl Fan residents star in ITV News coverage for their beach inspired garden
August 12, 2015

Cartref Annwyl Fan residents star in ITV News coverage for their beach inspired garden

Cartref Annwyl Fan, our care home in Ammanford, recently starred on ITV News after team members helped create a beach themed garden for its residents.… [keep reading]

Celebrity gardener David Domoney pops in to judge Anisha Grange’s Hallmark in Bloom competition
July 24, 2015

Celebrity gardener David Domoney pops in to judge Anisha Grange’s Hallmark in Bloom competition

Celebrity gardener and presenter, David Domoney visited our care home Anisha Grange in Billericay, last summer to judge our company-wide gardening competition. The gardener, best known… [keep reading]

Bucklesham Grange team member to swim the English Channel in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice
July 23, 2015

Bucklesham Grange team member to swim the English Channel in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice

A brave team member at Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich, is challenging herself to swim part of the English Channel from Dover to France… [keep reading]

Alexandra Grange wins ‘Best Residential and Care Home Garden’ at Wokingham Town Council’s Green Fingers competition
July 23, 2015

Alexandra Grange wins ‘Best Residential and Care Home Garden’ at Wokingham Town Council’s Green Fingers competition

Alexandra Grange, our care home in Wokingham has been named ‘Best Residential and Care Home Garden’ at the annual Wokingham Green Fingers gardening competition. The… [keep reading]

Anya Court scoops ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards
July 22, 2015

Anya Court scoops ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards

Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, has been named ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards. The home which specialises… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes compete for Hallmark in Bloom
July 15, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes compete for Hallmark in Bloom

All of our homes across England and Wales will once again compete in our company-wide gardening event, Hallmark in Bloom. Hallmark in Bloom is an… [keep reading]

Hallmark Care Homes take part in Care Home Open Day 2015
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]

Ty Enfys Recognises Star Team Members at Awards Ceremony
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]

Shire Hall Residents Meet Dr Who Actor Peter Capaldi
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]

Residents Enjoy Cocktail Party at Alexandra Grange
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]

Alexandra Grange Resident Celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends
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]

Volunteers Week: How volunteering at Hallmark can make a difference
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]

Study Reveals Care Homes Improve Quality Of Life For Older People
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]

Party Time As Cartref Annywyl Fan Celebrate 25 years
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]

A Community of Care: 25 Years at Cartref Annwyl Fan
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]

Ty Enfys Residents Star in ITV News General Election Coverage
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]

Construction Begins On Our New Care Home in Tunbridge Wells
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]

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

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

Enabling Care Home Residents to Vote
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]

MP Joins Kew House Residents for Cocktail Party
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]

Top 20 Award for Hallmark Care Homes
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]

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

Anya Court Named ‘Best Care Home’ at Pinders Awards
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]

Anya Court and Lakeview Nominated for Prestigious Care Home Awards
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]

How to Prepare for Moving into a Care Home
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]

Market Day at Greenhill Manor
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]

Tasty treats for Pancake Day
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]

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

Celebrating Valentine’s Day
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]

How to Recognise High Quality Care
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]

Why care home activities are essential for a fulfilling life
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]

Hallmark Care Homes MD Avnish Goyal Appointed Chair Of Care England
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]

Are we becoming healthier and living longer?
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]

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

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

How to Choose a Care Home for Dementia Care
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]

Corrie Actress Lights Up Kew House
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]

What are Care Homes Like to live in?
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]

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
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]

Hallmark Care Homes is Care Group of the Year
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]

5 Common Myths about Care Homes Dispelled
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]

How Good Design Can Help People with Sight Loss and Dementia
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]

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

Hallmark Care Homes Shortlisted For Three National Awards
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]

Lakeview Launches in Lightwater
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]

We Are Winners At The Wales Care Awards
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]

Relationship Centred Care – What It Is and Why It’s Important
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]

Care Cook of the Year 2014
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]

Anya Court’s Official Opening by John Craven
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]

Hallmark Care Homes To Celebrate British Food Fortnight 2014
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]

Anisha Grange Hosts Charity Cheque Presentation
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]

Hallmark in Bloom 2014
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]

Beginning of Lightwater
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]

And The Roof Goes On!
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]

Admiral Court takes part in Princes Trust placement scheme
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]

Happy hour at Cartref Annwyl Fan
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]

Hallmark Care Homes Win Design Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
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]

Minibus for Maycroft Manor!
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]

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

5 Essential Health Tips For Older People
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]

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

Triple Award Winners At The National Care Awards
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]

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

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing A Care Home
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]

Another award for Bucklesham Grange
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]

Goodwins Hall serves up the best roast
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]

Winner named in Care Cook Awards
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]

Deputy Minister visits Ty Enfys
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]

Winners At The Wales Care Awards
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]

Tuxford Manor Awarded For Quality Dementia Care
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]

Bucklesham Grange recognised with top gardening award
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]

Happy hour at Regency House
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]

Admiral Court celebrates British Food Fortnight
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]

A visit to the doctor
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]

Award-winning Cartref Annwyl Fan
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]

What’s Occuring?
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]

A tee-rific day!
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]

Bryn Celyn Summer Fete
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]

A fond (and cuddly!) farewell
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]

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

Happy hour at Kew House
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]

Local rally visits Tuxford Manor
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]

Social Isolation In The Elderly: How Care Homes Can Help
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]

Caring team race for life
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]

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

Greenhill Manor Inspires Others
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]

Work Starts On New Brighton Care Home
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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