Garden Day Programme counsellor Simon Eve was on the Kairos staff minibus to Upper Normandy in France for a ‘works outing’ to the Grandcourt Chateau. It was tough… As one of the 11 intrepid fellow travellers said to me after what can only be described as a fantastic work trip to Normandy recently, ‘It’s really […]
Twenty women from all branches of Kairos services, clients and staff, gathered in the garden at head office last Wednesday for our annual Women’s Services Review Lunch. The glorious sunny weather turned the event into a picnic in the garden, with plates being filled from the excellent buffet set out in the director’s office, which […]
From today, Amazon shoppers can choose to support Kairos Community Trust through the Amazon Smile scheme, which donates to registered UK charities. The scheme doesn’t cost you anything: you shop and Amazon makes a donation 0.5% (1.5% until 29 June 2018) of the net price of many but not all products. Click here to find […]
Friday, 15 June 2018 was Kairos Garden Day Programme’s BBQ day and again there was a fine turn-out, with a guesstimate of between 70 and 90 coming to share good food, music, company in the sunshine, writes Tim Penrice, GDP manager. This annual event is now established in our calendar as a summer celebration of […]
Aisling Return to Ireland takes groups of Irishmen and women back home on holiday so they can reconnect with their family and roots, often after long and difficult separations. Here, two Kairos members of a recent group share their experiences. “I have just come back from a wonderful trip to Wexford in south-east Ireland. Going […]
Kairos Move-on house residents taking part in the Recovery Shed project have restored three garden benches at our Linden Grove community detox hostel. They dismantled, sanded and repaired them before restaining them in colours chosen by Vincent Mahe, assistant manager of Linden Grove. Only three more and a gazebo to go… Thank you, Shedders!
“We’re delighted to announce that Matt Dear has been appointed to be our new Complex Needs Support Worker – and that he starts on Monday,” said director Mossie Lyons today. Matt will provide specialist post-rehab support for the 10 residents of the two houses that form the new Kairos Recovery Hub, which is centred on […]
A very big ‘thank you’ to Ben Lucas and all those who sponsored him. Ben has raised more than £2,000 for us with his one-man sponsored sleep-out. Here’s his story… “I took to the streets of London for a weekend in the middle of January to get a glimpse of the hardship that homelessness breeds […]
Last Saturday afternoon, a group of “old Kairosians” – staff, volunteers and friends – met in the dining-room at Linden Grove to share their memories of Kairos, over tea and Sandra’s cake. The event was pilot for the Kairos Archive project that is collecting stories and photographs from the first 27 years to hand down […]
Once again, Kairos says a heart-felt “thank-you” to Irene McLaughlin and her friends. Irene’s now-famous annual coffee-and-cake morning in Dublin recently raised €1,500 towards the annual Kairos trip to Lourdes. This year, some 40 men and women from Kairos Community will travel with the sick pilgrims on the Oblate pilgrimage in September. Thank you, everyone!