Congratulations to Kairos support worker Sarah McGoldrick, who has been awarded her diploma in Adult Social Care and the Care of Children and Young People (Level 3) by City & Guilds. Sarah is based at Head Office and works with our supported housing team and our women’s services.
What does it take to sit behind the front desk at Linden Grove? To be gate-keeper and receptionist, all the while fielding a constant stream of random enquiries from residents and staff?In Miriam Kilpatrick’s case, it’s a BA in fine art and an ambition to train as an art therapist. She’s been volunteering at Linden […]
One of the most challenging moments in early recovery comes towards the end of rehab, with the question: “So, what do you want to do next?” Devin Brooks didn’t hesitate, he already had the answer: bricklaying. “I tried to do bricklaying twice before and I dropped out because of the drink. This time, however, being […]
Congratulations to Sam Chapman, who has been awarded her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling by Hackney Community College. “Sam has been bringing her care, understanding and skills to the clients and staff of the Garden Day Programme in a voluntary capacity since 2012 and we’re all really delighted to share in her success,” says […]
[pl_carousel name=”slide-set-one”][pl_carouselimage first=”yes” imageurl=”https://kairoscommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/w-Geoffrey-barista.jpg” ][/pl_carouselimage][pl_carouselimage imageurl=”https://kairoscommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/w-Mark-artist.jpg”][/pl_carouselimage][pl_carouselimage imageurl=”https://kairoscommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/w-Bernard-tutor.jpg”][/pl_carouselimage] [/pl_carousel] Above: Kairos students Geoffrey and Mark; and tutor Bernard in the NHP workshop. On Tuesday, Geoffrey will become newest trainee barista at the Paper & Cup café, run by the New Hanbury Project in Shoreditch. He is one of the many Kairos residents and ‘graduates’ who have […]
“Good morning, Kairos Linden Grove. Angie speaking…” From behind the front desk at the community detox hostel in Linden Grove, Angela Kirby reflects on her first four months as a Kairos volunteer. “Okay, so I have been asked to write a bit about volunteering but what do I actually do as a volunteer? Sometimes I’m […]
Joanna (“Asia”) Mania recently gained her MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (with Merit) from London South Bank University. Here, she writes about her student placement at Kairos that was an important part of her training. “Before I started my student placement at Kairos, I worked and volunteered at many different places in England and […]
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 […]
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.