Hallmark Care Homes wins two National Care Awards!

28th November, 2022

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We are delighted to announce that two of our dedicated team members have been recognised at this year’s National Care Awards.

Emily Carver-Prue who works at Maycroft Manor, our care home in Brighton was awarded the ‘Care Activities Coordinator’ title. Meanwhile, Fe Harris who works at Ty Enfys, our care home in Pentwyn, Cardiff scooped the ‘Care Housekeeper’ award.

The glittering awards ceremony took place at Park Plaza Westminster on Saturday 26th November and was hosted by Welsh television presenter, Matt Johnson. First established 24 years ago, the awards aim to recognise and celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector.

Emily who has worked at the residential, dementia and nursing home since 2018, said: “Winning this award means a great deal not only to me personally but also my team, residents and families. I have worked in care for four years after a long career in Education, I always say this is the best job I’d never heard of.

“The best part of my job is not the big things like winning awards, creating huge artist trails, flying kites at devils dyke – organising reindeers to visit, it’s the small things. It’s seeing someone who has spent months isolated in hospital or at home with freshly cut hair enjoying a mimosa in the garden, its families telling me they’ve got their mum/ dad/partner back after a long time struggling to care for them at home.

“People see going into care as the end of the road, the last chapter in their life but I love that our lifestyles team can provide opportunities for everyone so that it can actually be a new beginning, of learning new things and making new friendships and living life to the full.”

Fe who has worked at the residential, dementia and nursing home since 2015, said: “Winning this award means so much to me. Being able to enhance the lives of residents at Tŷ Enfys, is a joy for me each day and so to be recognised for this means a lot. I have been working in care for nearly eight years now and the best part is seeing the residents every day and helping to make their day the best it can be.”

General Manager at Tŷ Enfys Care Home, Sujjata Singh said: “Fe is one of the many outstanding team members who works behind the scenes making a difference to the life and well-being of residents. I am so proud that she has been awarded this prestigious award. Well done Fe.”

Head of dementia care and wellbeing, April Dobson said: “Emily is an absolute delight! She draws on her background in the arts to connect with people in different ways, and to provide an outlet for expression and creativity.  Her kindness, patience, understanding, and considerable skills are treasured by all who meet her, and she takes time to truly get to know each individual.  I cannot think of a more deserving winner of this award.”

The esteemed win follows on from Emily’s success at the 2022 National Dementia Care Awards where she awarded Best Activity Lifestyle’s Lead. She was also awarded the Lifestyle’s Leader of the Year award at our national ceremony, the Hallmark Awards which took place in September this year.

At this year’s National Care Awards Hallmark Care Homes was shortlisted for seven other awards including Care Group of the Year, a title it scooped in 2021.