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Kairos Community Trust
Home to Recovery

Home to Recovery

At Kairos Community Trust we are dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems. We do this through our detox and rehab programmes and our network of 28 supported move-on houses, almost all of which are in south London.


Our five core services are the stepping-stones to recovery – detox, residential rehab, day programme rehab, supported housing and aftercare. Each service can be accessed separately or they can be combined to build individual treatment pathways over a period of time. All our services are delivered by experienced teams of qualified therapists, support workers and administrators.


Addiction and homelessness are twin problems, and we believe that the journey to recovery from drugs and alcohol begins in a safe, secure environment.

Treatment Services - An overview

Kairos provides four treatment services, plus a large network of supported sober-living houses. At every stage, we help clients, referrers and care managers to decide what is the right service or combination of services that will be the best pathway to recovery for the individual.


First stage: abstinence-based Linden Grove community detox hostel with accommodation for up to 24 people, regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


Second stage- Residential: the Bethwin Road rehabilitation care home is CQC-regulated and provides a 12-week residential programme based on a 12-Step integrated abstinence-based model, which is tailored to individual client needs. Integrative group work, one-to-one therapy and workshops are incorporated into this programme that takes up to 16 people.


Second stage- Non-residential: the non-residential Garden Day Programme providing a 12-week, 12-Step, Minnesota-model recovery programme for up to 12 people (Monday–Friday).


Third stage: supported housing. Our Move-On network of 28 sober-living houses with a total of 170 beds in 5 London boroughs. Residents are supported in their continuing recovery as they prepare for life in the wider community.


Post-rehab Aftercare Programme of therapy/counselling (12 weeks, non-residential, Tuesday–Thursday). On completion of this programme, clients can now apply to join Aftercare Extra, the new six-month pilot course of weekly group therapy sessions.



For further information about Kairos or any of our treatment services, visit our website or get in touch using the info at the top of the page.

Applications, Funding & Abstinence

Eligibility & how to apply


Kairos Community Trust accepts applications for all its services from men and women aged 18 to 65, regardless of their nationality, colour, religion, class, disability, sexual orientation, marital status. However, Kairos Community Trust does not accept applications from people with a history of arson or who are on the sex offenders’ register.


Eligibility and admission procedures across our services, however, do vary and full details are given on this website for each treatment service and supported housing, along with contact details. Whichever service you wish to contact, in the first instance, please telephone (see below for contact numbers)


Funding & costs


Linden Grove community detox hostel: Housing benefit is applied for on admission with help of a support worker.


Bethwin Road residential rehab: This is community care funding agreed with social services prior to admission. Social services will assess a client to make a small weekly contribution towards his/her treatment from their benefits. Private self-funding clients are also welcome. The current cost is £520 per week.


Garden Day Programme: This is community care funding agreed with social services prior to admission. Private self-funding clients are also welcome. The current cost is £375 per week.


Aftercare Programme: Usually funded by social services but private self-funding clients are also welcome. The current cost is £250 per week.


Move-on supported housing: Rent paid for by housing benefit.


NB  Social services will appoint a care manager who will negotiate and advise on all aspects of funding. If in doubt about eligibility for funding, check with the substance misuse team in your borough.



Kairos’s five-fold treatment services are founded on the 12-Step abstinence model of recovery enabling total abstinence from all alcohol and drugs apart from those prescribed by the doctor. Random drug and alcohol testing is in place.


However, Kairos recognises and accepts that addiction is a relapsable disease. Experience also shows that for some people it takes time and a number of interventions before they achieve manageable sobriety (abstinence).


Given the number of available Kairos services pathways, the Trust will now look at relapses on an individual basis and make every effort to accommodate the person at a level of service judged to be suitable and beneficial at that time. This will be done in co-operation and with the agreement of all relevant professionals involved, in particular, the client’s care manager. Finally, however, all decisions are at the Trust’s discretion and must take into account the safety of other service users and staff.


Finding Us

Head Office & Supported Housing Move-on Team
235 Valley Road
SW16 2AF
Community Detox Hostel at Linden Grove
The John Kitchen Centre
22 Linden Grove
SE15 3LF
020 7277 6264
Bethwin Road Rehabilitation Care Home
59 Bethwin Road
020 7701 8130
Garden Day Programme
66 Nunhead Lane
SE15 3QE
020 7635 7664
Aftercare Programme
45a Elm Grove
SE15 5DD
020 7277 9213