Innovation and creativity have always been at the very heart of Kenward’s approach. This has prompted the creation of social enterprises at Yalding, which open up new and exciting opportunities for personal development and growth.
Our social enterprises offer an exciting range of activities for our residents, Recovery Graduates and Volunteers to improve their social interaction, achieve greater personal development and acquire new skills and qualifications.
Kenward Trust currently has a number of social enterprises which take place at and around Kenward House, an original Georgian Mansion in Yalding, Kent.
"The social enterprise project was innovative and continually evolved to support clients’ recovery and social capital. Staff, clients and volunteers worked together to develop, and nurture forgotten skills and increase confidence. Clients were encouraged to build on these resources to support their return live an independent, meaningful and rewarding life when they had completed treatment." - CQC report, 2019
The first is a Garden Enterprise that produces a range of horticultural products and woodcrafts (ranging from wildlife boxes through to trendy signs), which are sold through our on-site shop Charitique and local farmers markets.
Charitique is our charity shop which sells items made by our residents along with good quality second hand clothing and household items.
Meeting and Function Room
We have a meeting room available for hire for a meetings, training or even birthday parties! Visit here for more information.
Sage & Time
Our onsite cafe Sage & Time is the perfect location to enjoy a light lunch, cake and a coffee or tea. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. Find out more here.
We also offer our visitors the chance to walk our beautiful alpaca's Pepe, Louigi, Romeo, Maximilian, Mario and Gizmo click here to find out more.
These social enterprises offer real prospects for residents and Recovery Graduates to develop new skills and abilities alongside Volunteers from the wider community. They help the charity by producing products, selling to the public and providing hospitality and catering services to our business customers.
Our Social Enterprise Programme involves:
- animal husbandry
The Kenward Trust Conference Centre is a stunning venue set in the heart of the Kent countryside; perfect for training, business meetings and social events.
Sage & Time
Within Kenward House is "Sage & Time" our beautiful tea rooms.
Come and learn about, walk and pet our four alpacas in our Alpaca Experience at Kenward Trust!
Also located within Kenward House is our onsite Charity Shop.