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Happy Birthday Alice

By | Camilla House News, News | No Comments

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 shows the high regard she is held in by her work mates.

Congratulations and Many Happy Returns from everyone at Kingdom Homes.

Our Little Pony Friends

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Residents and staff at Camilla House were thrilled by the visit of two little Shetland ponies to the home yesterday. Six year old Wilson and 7 month old Jack from Therapy Ponies Scotland brought huge smiles of surprise and delight to the faces of many residents. One lady, who had been having a nap in her chair, could hardly believe her eyes when she awoke to find Jack standing beside her.

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It’s not every day the lift door opens to reveal two ponies but they trotted in quite happily to visit some of the residents in their bedrooms on the first floor.


Both Wilson and Jack, who was on his first visit out to meet people as he is just starting his training, were impeccably behaved throughout the time they were in Camilla House and will be welcome back at any time.

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100th Birthday Celebrations for Jean

By | Kingdom Homes News, Methven House News, News | No Comments

There was a buzz of excitement at Methven House yesterday as staff and residents gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean Wood. Jean’s actual birthday was on 29th December but she spent that day out celebrating with family members so the party was delayed for a few days.

Friends and family were present as Jean received an orchid plant from Michael Wemyss, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Fife and a bouquet of flowers from local councillor, Stuart MacPhail.

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Jean pictured with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and (right) Councillor MacPhail

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Senior Carer Sherrine Paul and Nurse Kamlash Kanwal congratulate Jean. (right) Jean with her daughter Caroline and Morag Prince, Manager of Methven House.

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Jean with the lovely birthday cake made by Methven’s cook, Sally Millar and (right) some of the other residents enjoying the entertainment which was provided by Jay Silver.

Residents Visit to St Maries Primary School

By | Lomond View News | No Comments

Some of the residents of Lomond View were invited to join the pupils of St Maries Primary School in Kirkcaldy for a tea party and an afternoon of songs from the Second World War which the pupils have been learning.

They also played a few games together and the school choir sang Christmas songs before the residents boarded our minibus back to Falkland in time for tea. The residents had a great time with their young hosts and would like to thank the school very much for their kind hospitality.

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Kingdom Homes Staff Awards 2015

By | Alexander House News, Barrogil House News, Camilla House News, Craigie house News, Fernlea House News, Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, Methven House News, News, Preston House News, Roselea House News, Windmill House News | No Comments

Kingdom Homes held the annual Staff Awards on Wednesday 2nd December. There was plenty to celebrate with 131 members of staff having successfully completed various levels of SVQ’s in Health & Social Care or Management in the last 12 months – an achievement that they should all be proud of and a big thanks to the support of the Kingdom Training assessors, who are also part of our organisation.

The three finalists from each of our care homes “Employee of the Year” were also there and the winners announced and presented with their awards.

The longest serving members of staff were also honoured with awards for those who have been with Kingdom Homes from 10 years to a very impressive 30 years – long service indeed! Between them, our Long Service award winners have provided 600 years of dedicated care to the elderly.

For more details on the Awards winners and the MD’s Christmas Blog please download the latest Company Newsletter.

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Drinks and canapés were served in the reception as guests arrived. Managing Director Colin Smart gave a speech congratulating all of the staff on their achievements.


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Janice Brockie received a Long Service Award for 30 years. Ryan Wallace presented Margaret Smart, Director of Care, who presented all of the Awards with flowers.


Phemie Celebrates Her 105th Birthday

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There was great excitement at Preston House as one of our residents, Euphemia Mitchell, celebrated her 105th birthday. Phemie, was born on the 20th of October 1910 but looks much younger than her years. Family and friends were invited to spend the afternoon with Phemie at Preston House to help her celebrate with a special birthday tea.

Phemie also had a visit from Carylle Fernando who presented her with a birthday card and lovely potted orchid on behalf of her husband, the Depute Lord Leiutenant of Fife, Rube Fernando. Councillor Ross Vettraino OBE also popped in with a beautiful floral arrangement with the compliments of Fife Council.

Everyone within Kingdom Homes would like to congratulate Phemie on her 105th birthday which makes her our most senior resident.

Phemie and Depute Lord Leiutenant's wife Phemie and Councillor Ross Vettraino

Phemie with Carylle Fernando                        Councillor Ross Vettraino

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Kingdom Homes Sponsors New Raith Rovers Player

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Raith Rovers football club recently signed a new player who will be sponsored by Kingdom Homes. Here he is – Scott Robertson, meeting Kingdom Homes Managing Director – Colin Smart at our Preston House Nursing Home in Glenrothes. Colin, a life long Raith Rovers fan, was keen to support the team.

Scott, who has represented Scotland at international level and previously played for Hibs and Dundee United, has already played his first match for Raith Rovers.


Boxes of Fun Ready for Distribution at Kingdom Homes

By | Alexander House News, All Homes, Barrogil House News, Camilla House News, Craigie house News, Fernlea House News, Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, Methven House News, News, Preston House News, Roselea House News | No Comments

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.