Landmarks in the Kairos Community Trust story
|1991||Fr John Kitchen moved to a derelict Church of England property in Stonhouse Street, Clapham (London SW4), with Tony Walsh and set up home with a few homeless people.|
|1992||Soup kitchen opened in Stonhouse Street, Clapham.|
|1993||Charity shops opened on Clapham High Street to fund the project.|
|1995||First Move-On house opened at Albert Square, Stockwell.|
|1995-96||Three Move-on houses opened: Guildersfield Road in Streatham, Glanville Road in Brixton and Deronda Road in Tulse Hill.|
|1997||Bethwin Road opened as a rehab hostel.|
|1998||Moved from Stonhouse Street to Linden Grove, Nunhead.|
|1999||Bethwin Road registered as a care home with 15 beds.
The administration office opened at Elm Grove, Peckham.
|2001||Healthy Living Centre opened at Nunhead Lane, mainly serving Linden Grove.|
|2004||The Aftercare Club opened in Camberwell.|
|2005||New office and residents’ house opened in Brixton Road.
Mossie Lyons appointed director.
|2006||Linden Grove refurbishment started.|
|2007||Linden Grove refurbishment completed and became a 24-bed stabilisation centre.
The Aftercare Programme opened in Peckham.
Opened a Move-on house in north London.
|2008||Office at Brixton Road became too small, so head office moved to new offices in Streatham.
We took on 5 new Move-on houses: 1 in Lambeth, 2 in Lewisham and 2 in Southwark.
|2009||One more Move-on house opened in Lambeth in June and another 2 opened in Southwark in October.|
|2010||Another Move-on house opened in Southwark.|
|2011||Garden Day Programme started in Nunhead.
Linden Grove community detox hostel registered with the Care Quality Commission.
A 6-bed Move-on house bought in south London.
|2012||Two 8-bed Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Relaunch of our website, kairoscommunity.org.uk
|2013||Two Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Dr Clare Gerada MBE became our Patron.
Nick Messikh appointed Move-on manager.
|2014||Two Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Linden Grove gym re-equipped.
|2015||Two Move-on houses bought, both in north London.
Refurbishment of Eugenia Road Move-on house completed.
|2016||Celebrating 25 years of Kairos Community Trust. Publication of The Gift of Time.|
|2017||20 years at Bethwin Road.
Exercise room at Linden Grove converted into three meeting/counselling rooms.
|2018||20 years at Linden Grove.|
Today – 27 years on – our community includes a 24-bed community detox hostel, a 16-bed rehab care home, a day programme, an aftercare programme and 28 Move-on houses, accommodating a total of up to 240 men and women.