Boxes of Fun Ready for Distribution at Kingdom Homes

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A new set of Activities Boxes is currently being distributed to all of the Kingdom Homes care homes. Each care home is getting a box filled with around 20 different activity and therapy items. The contents have been specially selected to suit individuals of all abilities including our most dependant residents. Many of the items have been sourced from specialist dementia retailers or on advice from our dementia trainer, Susan Carney.

The boxes include

  • physical games like golf, toss and talk balls, basketball
  • craft magazines and easy stitch craft kits
  • Books, word puzzles, games, DVDs and CDs
  • Reminiscence activities including smell kits, recall cards, photo packs, historical newspapers and decade specific reminiscence packs
  • Fidget kits, therapies for active hands (see the lock box in the photograph), dolls and soft toys

The contents of each box is different and they will be swapped around our care homes on a regular basis so that there is always something different to take part in. The boxes have been put together to ensure that each has a PAL (Pool Activity Level as researched and developed by Jackie Pool) balance of activities and contains a PAL inventory explaining who should use them and how individuals will best benefit from their use.

PAL checklists completed with our residents ensure that everyone is offered activities tailored to their own abilities.


Barrogil House Residents Visit from Bank Volunteers

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The residents at Barrogil House spent a day with volunteers from Lloyds Bank recently as part of the Bank’s community volunteer programme, “Day to Make a Difference”. In the morning the visitors gave manicures and played bowls with the residents and in the afternoon they held a tea party and sing song.

We would like to thank the team of volunteers for their time and their involvement which was greatly appreciated by the residents and staff at Barrogil. They really “made a difference” to our residents’ day.

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Senior Care Assistants – Various Posts Within Fife

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Kingdom Homes currently has a number of positions for Senior Care Assistants. Applicants will require an SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and PDA in Leadership or be willing to work towards these qualifications within agreed timescales.

The successful candidates will work in a leader role as part of a designated team delivering a high standard of personal care and daily support to our residents. A full Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded below. Completed Applications should be emailed to admin@kingdomhomesltd.co.uk or posted to our Head Office address which is detailed in the Pack.

Closing Date for Applications: 2nd October 2015

Download Senior Care Assistant Application Pack

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Happy Birthday Alice

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Alice Milne recently celebrated a very special birthday with her colleagues at Camilla House. Alice works in the kitchen as well as covering night shifts as a Care Assistant when required. This lady is an amazingly youthful looking 80 year old however who likes to keep herself busy and has no thoughts on hanging up her uniform anytime soon.

In fact Alice was voted Camilla House “Employee of the Year” for 2014 which show the high regard she is held in by her work mates.

Congratulations and Many Happy Returns from everyone at Kingdom Homes.

James Raises Cash for The Brain Tumour Charity

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James Glencross, a chef at Fernlea House in Cardenden, has grown a mustache during the month of November to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Colleagues, visitors to Fernlea House and James’s friend and family have sponsored him and watched the progress of his mustache over the 30 days. Thanks to their generousity James has raised a fabulous £323 for the Charity.

James says he will be glad to shave it off and return to his clean shaven appearance and has no plans for it to be a permanent feature of his face.

Well done James and thanks to those who sponsored him.