Bethwin Road welcomes back Yvonne Douglas. Yvonne first arrived in 2009 as a psychology student on a placement as part of her counselling degree at NUC (Newham University Centre); since qualifying she has been working an independent BACP-registered counsellor, spiritual coach and author. She’s delighted to be back one day a week to run meditation […]
Our congratulations to Angie and Mick McCulloch on their marriage on Saturday at St James the Great in Elm Grove. Angie works at Bethwin Road and the couple’s Kairos family and friends turned out in force to join the wedding celebrations. All our best wishes for the future, Angie and Mick!
As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, thirty-nine members of Kairos Community Trust – residents, staff, trustees, volunteers, family and friends – returned to Buckfast Abbey for a long weekend of retreat and community (23-26 June). This was our fourth visit to the Benedictine abbey, situated at the foot of Dartmoor in the beautiful Devon […]
Kairos Community Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Lorraine Beckford as manager of our Linden Grove community detox hostel; she brings many years experience both as a manager and psychotherapist. Senior support worker Vincent Mahe becomes assistant manager. Samantha Chapman will be joining the Linden Grove team part-time as a counsellor and Adrian […]
Friends, colleagues, residents and former clients gathered at Linden Grove on Friday lunchtime to bid farewell to Frank Smith, manager of Linden Grove, who is leaving after 18 years with Kairos. “Frank has been one of Kairos’s longest serving heroes,” writes Kairos Trustee Sarah Potter. “From the earliest shoe-string chaotic days, he has been a […]
Congratulations to all Kairos students who have completed courses and passed exams this year. Newly qualified Kairos staff and volunteers include: Martin Flaherty – fire marshal, first aid, safe handling of medicine and NLP certificate in listening skills; Vincent Mahe – certificate in Facilitating of Therapy Groups; Keith Muir – basic food and hygiene and […]
Keith Muir talks about his job as part-time cook and support worker at the 16-bed Kairos residential rehab at Bethwin Road, and the importance of good food in recovery. “I first came to Bethwin as a resident in 2009 and have returned over the years as a visitor and then as a volunteer. Kairos has […]
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 […]
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.