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 is pleased to announce the following appointments to our supported housing Move-on team. The new supported housing Move-on Manager is Kenny Brown, formerly deputy manager. Gillian Lyons takes up the full-time position of deputy manager and will continue to lead Kairos women’s services. Giam-Pierro Mozzi is now a full-time member of the Move-on team.
Francesca Roberts, CEO of CRASH, the building industry’s charity, and Kairos director Mossie Lyons met at the Burnt Oak Move-on houses yesterday. They were on site to receive a delivery of building materials donated by CRASH patron Forterra: Thermalite blocks, Fenlite Blocks, concrete blocks and engineering bricks. These materials will be used to extend one […]
Kairos waves a fond farewell to supported housing manager Nick Messikh who leaves this week after nearly six years. Nick is heading off to warmer climes in Thailand to take up the post of senior 12-Step therapist, working with people in recovery from substance misuse in Chiang Mai. “Full of school-boy effervescence, Nick’s personality always […]
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 […]
Last week, Kairos resident John* opened his first-ever bank account. He’s over 50 years old. “John arrived at Kairos not just without a bank account, he’d never had one,” says his Kairos support worker. “Over the past four months, we’ve been working hard together to obtain photo ID, so John could apply for an account, […]
The refurbishment of our Move-on house in Norbury, London SW16, purchased last year, has been completed and it is now home to five men and women in recovery. The Kairos maintenance team contributed greatly to the work which has resulted in a fifth bedroom, a new bathroom, kitchen, dining-sitting room.
Kairos is delighted to announce that the National Lottery has awarded us a Big Lottery grant to fund a complex-needs support worker for three years. S/he will focus on the 10 residents in our two houses that will form the new Kairos Recovery Hub, centered on our community detox hostel at Linden Grove. “This grant […]
Kairos has a new move-on flat – at the Oval. It’s home to three Kairos residents who are heading towards independent living, through different forms of training. They’ve all relocated from regular move-on houses in South London and, although support workers visit regularly, it’s support with a light-touch. “Three’s a good number and the flat […]