People arrive at Kairos from all walks of life. Since 2008, a total of 79 ex-servicemen have been admitted to our Linden Grove community detox hostel, referred by the armed forces charity Veterans Aid. In this time, we have come to work closely with VA to find the best pathways to recovery for our shared […]
Some 30 members of staff and volunteers from across Kairos have successfully completed training recently in Equality and Diversity and in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA). This reflects Kairos Community Trust’s commitment to meeting industry standards and supporting the continuing professional development of Kairos personnel.
After 15 years working for the Holy Ghost Fathers who were based at the Kairos move-on house at Limesdale Gardens in Burnt Oak, Eileen McLaughlin has retired, reports Matt Dear. I started to work at Limesdale Gardens as a Kairos support worker in September 2008 and soon built up a great relationship with Eileen who […]
The death of David Elliott, who played an important role in the start the Garden Day Programme, was very sad news indeed last week, writes Tim Penrice, GDP manager. We first met him at Linden Grove in December 2010 when we were discussing with Mossie how a Kairos day programme could be set up. David […]
Kairos welcomes Martin Flaherty and Keith Muir to the staff at Bethwin Road, our 16-bed residential treatment centre. They are taking on the household responsibilities of “quartermasters and night watchmen”, with after-hours support from volunteer George Watson.
Kairos residents joined a team from the Young Vic theatre at Linden Grove last Tuesday for an energetic and enjoyable taster session for this summer’s community theatre production which will culminate in a performance at the Young Vic in July. Part of the theatre’s Two Boroughs community project centred in Lambeth and Southwark, the show […]
The spring inspection of Kairos beehives has revealed that only three hives have survived the winter. However, the good news is that this morning at least one hive in Streatham has an active queen. It is only when she is laying eggs that the worker bees go out to forage, returning to the hive with […]
Kairos is currently reviewing women’s services and invites Kairos women past and present, clients and staff, to come and exchange experiences and ideas in a friendly, informal atmosphere over lunch. When: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 Time: 12.30pm – Buffet lunch / 1.15pm – 3pm Meeting Where: 235 Valley Road, London SW16 2AF RSVP via your […]
Our congratulations to Chris J on his new job with the Street Buddies outreach project in London and on his new flat. A Kairos “graduate”, Chris looks back here on his path to recovery. “November 23, 2010 is a date I won’t forget. It was the day I arrived at Kairos Linden Grove. I’d just […]
The Young Vic theatre company is working with groups and individuals from Lambeth and Southwark to create a community show that will be performed at the Young Vic in July. The show will be directed by Matthew Xia and will take inspiration from The Valley of Astonishment, a fantastical production opening in June that explores […]