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Receptionist (weekends) – Lomond View, Falkland

By | Kingdom Homes Recruitment, News

Kingdom Homes has a great opportunity for someone looking for weekend work. Lomond View care home in Falkland requires a Receptionist to work from 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays (14 hrs per week).

The Receptionist is the first point of contact for all visitors and telephone calls to the care home. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have excellent communication skills and general office experience. A good understanding of Microsoft Office packages is also required.

Further details of the requirements of the role are in the Job Description which can be downloaded below.

To apply please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and submit to admin@kingdomhomesltd.co.uk or post to our head Office address which is detailed within the Application Form.

Closing Date: 8th October 2018

Job Description Receptionist

Guidance Notes

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Lifestyle Co-ordinator – Finavon Court, Glenrothes

By | Kingdom Homes Recruitment, News

Kingdom Homes has an opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and outgoing person to join the team at Finavon Court, our residential care home in Glenrothes, as Lifestyle Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to work 15 hours per week over 5 days (Monday – Friday) although some flexibility will be required to help with the occasional event (fetes, coffee mornings etc) which may be held on a weekend.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has the desire to organise, deliver and participate in a variety of activities, events and therapies with residents both in a group setting and on a one-to-one basis.

Full details of this role can been found in the Job Description below. An Application Form and Guidance Notes for its completion and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can also be downloaded below. Completed Applications and the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire may be emailed or posted to our Head Office address which is detailed on the Application.

Closing Date: 11th October 2018

Job Description Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Guidance Notes

Equal Opportunities Form

Application Form

Alex’s Kind Gift To Kingdom Homes Residents

By | Kingdom Homes News, News

Kingdom Homes has received the most generous gift of a treasured collection of model locomotives, magazines and DVDs, thanks to a local gentleman, Alex Peter, who came along to the Open Day at our newest care home – Walton House in Leven.

The photographs here show just some of the models donated. The memorabilia has been collected over many years and is in pristine condition with some items still in the original packaging. Mr Peter passed the collection on, hoping that it will bring delight to our residents and be a reminder of our railway history.

Some of the trains have already been put on display in Walton House and Mr Peter was invited back to see how they look in the specially made presentation case. We plan to showcase the remainder of his collection in some of our other care homes.

Many thanks Mr Peter!

Cheers as Willow House Opens Its Own Pub

By | Kingdom Homes News, News

Willow House in Cellardyke is the first of Kingdom Homes care homes to open its very own pub where residents can meet for a quick tipple and a chat and best of all – the drinks are free! The idea to turn a summer house in the garden into a pub was put forward during residents meetings and then to families at a relatives focus group. Transforming the summer house was a real team effort with staff, their spouses and residents families all pitching in to help. Caroline McCallum, a Domestic Assistant at Willow House, offered to project manage spending a lot of her own time helping out. The residents were consulted throughout the project, even the colour scheme and decor. When it came to naming the pub several names were shortlisted but the residents settled on “The Hip Joint” as a rather amusing but appropriate name given that its customer can discuss the problems we all have with our hips as we get older and “hip” as the word meant in the swinging sixties.

Gareth Watson, whose wife Caitlin is a Senior Care Assistant at Willow, constructed a bar and seating area from wood donated by a local contractor. Local pubs donated optics, ice buckets etc, relatives of residents donated alcohol – all in all a real community project evolved.

Willow House resident, Moira Lang, volunteered to officially open the pub and wrote her own speech which is now framed on the wall in the pub. The press became interested in the project and sent a photographer along to take photos with The Hip Joint hitting the front page of The Courier newspaper.

 The windows were covered until the pub was officially opened to prolong the surprise of the finished interior.

 Moira delivering her speech with Liam Duncan, Willow House Manager and Caroline McCallum looking on.

 Cheers! – Moira becomes the bar’s first customer

Therapy Ponies Visit Kingdom Homes

By | News

Therapy Ponies Scotland have visited several of Kingdom Homes care homes over the past couple of years. Yesterday it was Preston House’s turn to host the ponies visit with residents from Craigie House and Barrogil House popping along to meet miniature Shetland ponies, Herbie and Wilson.

 

A group of residents from Craigie House in Crossgates also loved the ponies visit 

Kingdom Homes Adds Another Care Home To The Group

By | Kingdom Homes News, News

We are delighted to announce that Finavon Court Care Home in Glenrothes officially became part of the Kingdom Homes group today, 31st May 2018. The 24-bedroom purpose built care home was previously owned by the Bield Housing & Care organisation and provides residential care for older people. The care home had been threatened with closure but the purchase by Kingdom Homes means that residents will transfer over without any disruption to their lives and staff will keep their jobs.

Colin Smart said that he is delighted to welcome the residents and staff to the Kingdom Homes family, making this the twelfth care home owned and operated by the Group in Fife. Over the next few months Kingdom Homes will continue to invest in the future of Finavon Court, following the tried and tested model of the other care homes in our Group.

The handover took place at midday with Charlie Dickson and Caryn Innes there to represent Bield.

 (left – right) Margaret and Colin Smart, owners of Kingdom Homes with Charlie Dickson & Caryn Innes.

 Staff members Elaine Mowat and Ann Allan in their new Kingdom Homes tunics.

Art In Care Exhibition Draws The Crowds

By | News

Kingdom Homes recently held an art exhibition in Kirkcaldy’s Community Hub to showcase the artistic talents of our residents. The event aimed, not only to show off the art work, but also to show that living in a care home can be a brand new beginning with the possibility to try something new.

The exhibition was a great success, attracting many visitors over the five days. Some of the projects which have been ongoing since the start of this year, enabled the wider community to be involved with schools, nurseries and residents’ families working together with the residents to produce some fine paintings, crafts and sculptures.

We asked Raith Rovers, our local football team to perform the official opening and they were delighted to help, sending Craig Easton and Roary Rover to cut the ribbon watched by a few of our residents, staff and children from Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy (main picture above).

  

The children from Little Einsteins Nursery helped Methven House residents with their projects for the exhibition

  

There was a great variety of exhibits including paintings, drawings, poetry, knitting sculptures to name but a few

 Peter Smith is a talented artist – here he is with Raith Rovers coach, Craig Easton

A Cracking Response to John’s Easter Egg Quest

By | Kingdom Homes News, News

John McCabe, Head Chef at Preston House Glenrothes, organised a collection of Easter eggs for the pupils of John Fergus School Glenrothes and the Childrens Ward at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. The response from staff, residents and their families was tremendous.
John would like to thank everyone for their support, including Ryan Wallace who organised a collection at our Head Office too. In total over 100 eggs were handed in.
A few pupils from John Fergus School called in to Preston House to meet the residents and choose an Easter egg for each of the 24 pupils at the school. The remaining eggs were delivered to the Victoria Hospital in time for Easter.

An Egg-cellent result!

Below – John delivered the Easter eggs to Pamela Shannon at the childrens ward in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy