Kingsclear House Care Home
We are Kingsclear Care Home in Camberley, Surrey. We offer care for 90 residents over 3 floors for Residential, Dementia & Nursing. We feel strongly that Dementia needs to be understood and that any stigma surrounding it should be dispelled! Just like care homes! We are friendly, elegant and caring - we hope you will come visit, even if just for Afternoon Tea
- 18 September 2020
- South West
- Health, Care, Medical, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Group, Social Care, Hospices, Community organisations, GP Surgery
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Wokingham Borough DAA, West Berkshire Dementia Action Alliance, Bracknell Forest Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Virginia Water, Farnham Dementia Action Alliance, Bagshot, Windlesham and Lightwater Dementia Action Alliance, Godalming Dementia Action Alliance, Ash Parish (Guildford Borough) Dementia Action Alliance, Camberley Local Dementia Action Alliance, Spelthorne Dementia Action Alliance, Guildford Town Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?As our care home has an entire floor dedicated to Dementia care, you can tell that it is something close to our hearts. We host a monthly 'Foxglove Cafe' run by The Alzheimer's Society to make sure our residents, their friends & family and the local community all have someone to reach out to so they can understand Dementia. We hold residents (and the friends & families) hands throughout their entire Dementia journey and explain all care needed along the way.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?As a care home, we find their is alot of stigma around the perception of us. People of the generation currently seeking care think they are going to be left with nothing to do in a rundown building - this is not the case - we are designed like a 5* hotel! People also have preconceptions about Dementia. They are scared and judgemental which can make it difficult & when caring for their loved ones - the whole purpose of us is to care and help people understand.
Launch Foxglove Dementia Cafe
Foxglove Dementia Cafe was launched in June 2019 in partnership with The Alzheimer's Society to give people in the Surrey Heath and Sandhurst regions the opportunity to attend a monthly coffee morning for support and guidance.
We are extremely fortunate to have the wonderful Fay Freemantle from The Alzheimer's Society running this cafe for us. Fay is thoughtful, compassionate and knowledgeable.
Fay has already helped many families understand Dementia, including the families of our residents, and is really making a difference in breaking down the stigma.
Foxglove Dementia Cafe Official Opening By Michael Gove
In July 2019, Michael Gove attended Kingsclear's official launch of Foxglove Dementia Cafe.
Mr Gove was very interested in this new alliance between Kingsclear and The Alzheimer's Society and took the time to tour our home and speak with our residents and their families.
Mr Gove spoke with Fay from The Alzheimer's Society and was impressed by our plans for tackling the stigma surrounding Dementia.
Mr Gove then gave a speech and cut the ribbon whilst 50 guests from Camberley public life watched on
Host Garden Party Fundraiser For The Alzheimer's SocietyOn 14th August 2019, we opened our doors for a community event for the first time. The aim was to attract as many of the public as possible so that we could raise as much money as possible for The Alzheimer's Society & to take our residents on a day trip. We had many things available for the public to enjoy - a bouncy castle, ice cream van, raffle, face painting, play room, local businesses selling their goods and a free BBQ. We were amazed that over 200 people attended that were not connected to Kingsclear in any way and we raised a great £400 for our causes. We were overjoyed at the turn out and will most definitely be doing it again next year.
Join A Local DAA Group
I would very much like to join a local DAA Group so that I can learn more about Dementia and make new contacts who can help me learn.
I was new to the care sector 8 months ago and I would dearly love to keep on learning.
- Being implemented