Mossie Lyons and 24 staff and residents set off today to join once again the annual Oblate Anglo-Irish Pilgrimage, which takes more than one hundred sick guests to Lourdes for a week.
Kairos Community Trust welcomes three new appointments: Nick Messikh, Move-on team manager; Chris Farnell, counsellor at Bethwin Road residential rehab; and David Yates, group facilitator at the Aftercare Programme.
Four Kairos residents have just returned from visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Medjugorje and the surrounding area in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their trip was the gift of a benefactor who shares his love of Medjugorje most generously and who has in recent years enabled more than one hundred Kairos residents to make the […]
Three Kairos residents have been home to Ireland on holiday this summer to reconnect in recovery with family and friends, thanks to the Aisling Return to Ireland project. For one Kairos man, this was his first trip home in sobriety. “It was a momentous visit for him,” says John Glynn, the Aisling outreach worker who […]
Kairos Community will hold a memorial service for our friend and colleague Robert Clements on Friday, 9 August at 3 pm. It will take place at the John Kitchen Centre, 22 Linden Grove, London SE15 3LF. Robert’s friends are invited to come and celebrate his life.
Rob and Maud at Buckfast recentlyRob came to Kairos on 5 December 2005. Over the intervening eight years in his capacity as Move-On team manager, Rob touched many lives – those of staff and clients alike. Coming from a social-work background, he was a true professional but never a ‘percentage’ worker. […]
Thirty-six Kairos staff, trustees, volunteers, residents, friends and family gathered in the sunshine at Buckfast Abbey for our biennial long weekend of retreat, relaxation and community (27-30 June). Tucked into the hills at the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, the Benedictine abbey was once again the perfect place to experience both serenity of being and […]
Kairos Community Trust and students from the BRIT School have been working together over the past months to create I think angels just saved me – the Kairos journey, which will be performed for the first time on Friday 12 July. Based on interviews with 20 people who have experienced rehab and recovery at Kairos, […]
CRASH, the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people, recently chose Linden Grove as the location for Illustrious Homes, one of its patrons, to present a cheque to the charity. Kairos was proud to host the occasion and to welcome Francesca Roberts, CEO of Crash, and Kunle Barker, Managing Director of Illustrious Homes – […]
The Kairos Aftercare team chose to attend UKESAD – the three-day UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders held in London last week – as part of their ongoing professional training for 2013. “We all felt it was invaluable,” said Jessica Rood, Aftercare manager. “UKESAD gave us the opportunity to re-evaluate how we are working with each […]