The Kenward Trust is a registered charity that provides a number of health and social care services to help people to transform their lives for the better.
We are a leading provider of residential drug and alcohol recovery services, which help people to go on to leading non-dependent, positive lives. We have four different projects to meet different needs, and we have several supported housing projects that enable reintegration and relapse prevention.
We also provide a range of drug and alcohol services for young people, to help prevent future substance misuse and the effects they have on people, communities and society.
We have a supported housing project for young people in Margate, where they can relaunch their lives in a safe, stable and supported environment.
Finally, we have an offender resettlement service in Kent.
The Kenward Trust leaflet
Our brief leaflet is available to view or download here.
- We are one of the few organisations with projects that address the three recognised stages of residential recovery, rehabilitation and support, which can provide a seamless pathway of recovery and reintegration: first stage (3 projects) where an individual programme is developed to discover and tackle the issues that lead to dependency; plan the next phase of recovery; second stage (a unique project) which provides a stepping stone to independent living or supported living; third/final stage (3 properties) where people can live independently but with regular support in order to plan their next steps and prevent relapse.
- We have unique opportunities for the problems and recovery of women: There are very few first stage residential rehabilitation programmes in the UK and we offer one of them at the nine bed Naomi project in Hawkhurst. It uses a powerful blend of therapeutic approaches and cognitive self change tools to positively address unhealthy addictive life patterns. There is also a focus on children and parenting skills.
- For young people we have developed flexible and specialist services. For the last 14 years we have also developed the only specialist youth outreach team of trained youth workers in Kent who have access to such a developed organisational background of alcohol and drugs interventions. They communicate with and listen to the views of children in primary schools to adolescents on the street and in school and youth groups. We are unique in that we have this track record of youth work that is linked to the Trust’s proven work in and knowledge of alcohol and drug misuse prevention techniques.
- We also benefit the young homeless of Thanet with the Lighthouse project in Margate which offers accommodation for 23 young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness, or who are homeless. It offers a supported environment providing opportunities to develop basic life skills, coping mechanisms and to raise self esteem.