A Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has scooped a prestigious dementia design award.

Shire Hall Care Home was named ‘Best Interior Dementia Design’ at the recent national Dementia Care Awards.

General Manager Karen Grapes said: “I am over the moon and so pleased for Shire Hall.

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“A special thanks go to Design Manager Hannah Cokeley for her interior design ideas and to all the Estates and Development team that assisted in the refurbishment of Shire Hall.”

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.

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

It boasts landscaped gardens, with most residents on the ground floor having access to their own patio.

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

Entrants were judged on their design innovation, with regard to practicality and cost awareness combined with the needs of people living with dementia.

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