We want to highlight the two designated world awareness events falling on the same day today, 10 October: World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day. What a convergence of two realities very close to the heart of Kairos!
Our thanks to the Dulwich Circle of the Catenians who donated the proceeds of their annual charity golf match to Kairos for the fifth year in a row. The event took place on Friday 14 September, at Sundridge Park – where we had a record turn out of 38 players. It was a great day […]
The five days spent in Lourdes last week with the annual Oblate pilgrimage of the Anglo-Irish Province was a special experience for the 34 Kairos men and women who made the train journey to the foothills of the Pyrenees to help in the hospital. Tough, tiring and never far from the raw emotion of being […]
As part of their continuing work on making a Karios archive, Rory O’Connell and Marsha Dunstan went to the East Sussex Archive near Brighton for a one-day workshop on preserving the records of UK charities last Monday. The idea behind the event was that historic records of many charities in the welfare sector, particularly those […]
Beam, the crowd-funding website that helps homeless men and women to train for employment, is celebrating its first anniversary this week. And, right from the beginning, Kairos has been one of the homeless charities recommending individuals to the scheme. The Beam team explains: “Through new technology, Beam helps people use their strengths, skills and passions […]
This is a week when we’re reminded of how we work in partnership with whole range of different organisations… On Thursday 6 September, CRASH, the building industry charity, held its Annual Patrons Meeting. CRASH’s contribution to Kairos over the past 14 years is well documented. Well done, CRASH, on an outstanding APM held on the […]
Our thanks to the Rotary Club of Woolwich for inviting Kairos Community Trust to be one of the recipients yesterday of a generous donation of bedding and household goods from Qantas airways. The gift of duvets, blankets and mattress covers will keep many new residents warm this winter; and the crockery and cutlery are also […]
Join us on Friday 14 September at Sundridge Park This is the fifth year that the Dulwich Catenians and Holy Ghost Fathers are dedicating the proceeds of their charity golf day and dinner to Kairos Community Trust. So do come and join us for a round! Golfers will tee off on the West Course at […]
The Kairos Aftercare Programme premises at Elm Grove has been refurbished this summer. Denis Walsh, our maintenance manager, has redecorated the whole space, fitted new carpets and is now putting the finishing touches to the new group room. Thank you, Denis!
Matt Dear, our recently-appointed complex-needs support worker, reports that as a result of referrals from colleagues in the Kairos move-on team, the two houses reserved for men and women with complex needs are full, with a total of 10 residents. Matt’s new office on the ground floor of Linden Grove has just been refurbished by […]