Scoonie House complete Living in My World Training

The care team at Scoonie House in Leven have spent the last few weeks learning about dementia and how it effects a person and those around them, to help us better understand how we can help our residents and their families and friends.

A huge congratulations to everyone at Scoonie House in Leven, for achieving your bronze level of the City & Guilds accredited ‘My World’ dementia programme.

It goes without saying that we all have a nature for learning and at times need a driving force. Over the past few months we have all worked very hard to achieve our awards.

Can we just take a moment to thank those who have driven us there.

  • Our in house and regional trainers
  • Sam Gilmour  – who has been a force to be reckoned with
  • Gemma Campbell – who spent time assisting staff
  • and Fraser Smith – who tirelessly marked our books


Michele Saunders – Dementia Training Lead,  created ‘Living in My World’ along with the silver and gold levels due to her passion and deep belief that people living with dementia can continue to have a positive and meaningful life – “always see the person for who they are not the dementia” – this has always been Michelle’s philosophy.

Achieving the Princess Royal Training Award for Excellence last year for this programme was a proud moment for Michelle and a recognition that the dementia training we offer in Caring Homes is now recognised externally.

Many of us have completed or are continuing with the silver level – ‘Understanding My World’ with Fraser. Michelle will be delivering our gold level ‘Supporting My World’ in January 2018 –  Good Luck to everyone.

A quote for you all to think about:

There is one thing that dementia cannot take away, and that is love — love is not a memory – it’s a feeling that lives in all our hearts and soul‘

Scoonie House

Home Manager

Melanie MacDonald


Windygates Road,

0808 223 5534
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