Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) is the right moment for an update on our in-reach initiative made possible by the Maudsley Charity. Jason O’Reilly was one of the original Kairos recipients of the charity’s Community & Connection grant in 2019. He says: “As a part-time support worker on the Maudsley Charity-funded permitted work scheme, […]
Louise Fitzgerald and Jason O’Reilly are the two part-time support workers funded by our Maudsley Charity grant, working under the DWP Permitted Work Scheme. As the grant enters its second quarter, Louise and Jason are looking at training and development options for Kairos residents […]
Kairos director Mossie Lyons attended the 2019 Leadership Summit (13-14 Nov) run by Homeless Link, the umbrella organisation for homelessness charities. The aim of the two-day conference was to support successful leadership in the homelessness sector […]
Beam celebrated its second birthday with a party at the beautiful St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, in London’s Bishopsgate on Tuesday evening. The crowd-funding website founded by Alex Stephany and his Beam Team in 2017, continues to help homeless men and women raise money to fund their training for employment. Kairos has been […]
Kairos Community Trust has been awarded a Maudsley Charity Community & Connection grant to fund two part-time support workers to “support residents who are in recovery from substance misuse, in their transition from Kairos accommodation into independent accommodation”. They will join the supported housing Move-on team in October.
Kairos Community Trust has been named Charity of the Year by Community Southwark at this year’s Southwark Stars awards. This annual event celebrates those who take the time to volunteer to support others, so making Southwark a better place. Last Friday evening, Councillor Rebecca Lury, deputy leader of Southwark Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, […]
John Glynn (right) and Alex McDonnell from the Aisling Return to Ireland Project were welcome visitors to Kairos Linden Grove yesterday. Aisling takes groups of Irish men and women back home on holiday to reconnect with their family and roots; often it’s their first trip back home after long and difficult separations. Over the years, […]
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 […]