Maycroft Manor Care Home in Brighton won the award for ‘Best Dementia Community within a Large Care Home Setting’. The home was opened late last year to much hype and anticipation from the local community, with guest of honour Gloria Hunniford describing it as “the cutting edge of what a care home should be”.
The 99-bed home provides residential, nursing and dementia care, with the dementia community featuring its own café, hair salon and bespoke furniture designed especially for those living with dementia. Other facilities include a therapy room, bistro, cinema, and roof top gardens. Design initiatives such as the residents’ laundry room and the corner shop, are aimed at enabling residents to continue to live an active, independent life. Outside, the home has been commended for providing easy access to outdoor space via large terraces on each floor as well as landscaped gardens.
Hallmark Care Homes MD Avnish Goyal said, “We are thrilled to win this award. A huge amount of energy and hard work goes into planning our homes and getting the design just right to enable our residents to live active, fulfilled lives. To win a fourth Pinders Award in as many years is an outstanding achievement”.
Maycroft Manor’s triumph means Hallmark Care Homes have been the recipient of a Pinders Award for four consecutive years. Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich picked up the award last year, following in the footsteps of Alexandra and Anisha Grange Care Homes which won awards in 2011 and 2012 respectively.