The Next Exciting Project For Kingdom Homes

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Kingdom Homes has bought the former Fife College building in Leven’s Victoria Street. Work will start shortly to convert the building into a 35 bedroom care home specialising in the care of residents with dementia related illnesses. Managing Director, Colin Smart said “This will be our 11th care home in Fife and will be named Walton House.

Work to convert the building will start in March and, all going to plan, the care home will be completed and ready to welcome the first residents around September this year. The home will be equipped with the latest dementia aids and staff will have the appropriate training to support and care for individuals with dementia.

Once fully operational the care home will provide jobs for around 40 staff in various roles including nurses, care assistants, chefs, domestic and kitchen assistant roles. The building is in an ideal location with the health centre, post office, shops and town centre close at hand. We are very much looking forward to getting Kingdom Homes latest project up and running in the next few weeks.”

Kingdom Homes Stars

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Kingdom Homes annual awards evening was another resounding success this year. Held in Albion House, our Head Office in Kirkcaldy, staff from all over Kingdom Homes who have achieved SVQ’s, Employee of the Year Awards and Long Service Awards were invited along to receive the Certificates and trophies. This year, for the first time there, were also 5 young people who have achieved their Modern Apprenticeships in Social Services Healthcare 2.

colin-smart Managing Director, Colin Smart, welcomed everyone in his opening speech and congratulated them on their individual achievements.

gary-logan Gary Logan, HR Director, who himself received a 10 years Long Service Award, compered the event.

trophies The trophies awarded to our winners of “Employee of the Year” from each care home and various Support Services.

julie-margaret Margaret Smart, Director of Care, who presented the trophies and Certificates to everyone was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Julie Sangster, Director of Kingdom Homes.

reception awards

Drinks and canapés were served in reception as the guests arrived. Once everyone was there the proceedings moved upstairs where the training room was decorated in a “Night at the Oscars” theme.with Around 80 people attended the evening. Following the presentations guests enjoyed a hot buffet and then had a chance to let their hair down and celebrate with dancing to the live entertainment.

Kingdom Homes Welcomes a new Operations Manager to the Team

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Kingdom Homes is delighted to announce the appointment of Samantha Thompson. Samantha (Sam) has joined the senior team as an Operations Manager. Initially Sam’s focus will be recruitment and retention of staff, given her extensive knowledge of healthcare recruitment.

Sam trained as a Nurse in Edinburgh and qualified as an RGN in 1994.  She also worked for 7 years as a cardiovascular drug sales rep working closely with both primary and secondary care before entering the recruitment industry.

Her most recent career experience has been as the Scotland Manager for various nurse agencies for 15 years, including running her own successful agency for 4 years providing recruitment solutions to care homes and hospitals.

Sam is looking forward to the challenge of her new post and bringing her expertise in recruitment and knowledge of the healthcare industry in general to Kingdom Homes.



Gary’s Walk for SSPCA

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You might think that Kingdom Homes Director, Gary Logan, would want to put his feet up and take it easy during his week’s annual leave last month but no such rest for Gary as he pledged to walk the John Muir Way – all 134 miles of it to raise funds for the SSPCA. The walk stretches from Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland to Dunbar on the east coast. No mean feat but this wasn’t the first long distance walk that Gary has completed for charity as he completed the West Highland Way a few years ago.

Gary says he really enjoyed the challenge and would like to thank everyone for their support in raising the money – over £1200, all of which will go to such a good cause.

Barrogil House Extension Is Now Complete

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The extension at Barrogil House in Cluny has been completed and is now ready to welcome the first of the new residents. The extension comprises 10 bedrooms all with ensuite wet rooms, a dining room, lounge and bathroom.

Sitting Room Sitting Room 2

Dining Room 2 Dining Room

This final development takes the number of bedrooms in the care home, specialising in dementia care, to 40 in total.

Bedroom 2 Ensuite Bedroom

The hallway benefits from roof glazing panels which flood it with natural light.

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The extension creates a sheltered garden area ideal for residents to sit in

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Bathroom Bathroom