The Kenward Trust offers services to people who want to address their substance misuse problems and find a better life for themselves and their family.
Alcohol and drug misuse costs around £38 billion each year, the equivalent of over £2,500 a year for every family in the UK. It is estimated that 3.5 million people use illegal drugs and 8.2 million have drinking problems, which negatively affects health, relationships, personal finances and the ability of people to work effectively or indeed work at all.
Many who come to the Kenward Trust have complex, severe conditions and have experienced traumatic events that they have tried to cope with through drink or drugs, and they have eventually become dependent. Trapped in a cycle of addiction, many have experienced loss of employment, family/relationship breakdown, hospitalisation, prison sentences and homelessness. They need an opportunity to get physically and emotionally away from their familiar surroundings and distance themselves from the economic, social and peer pressure factors that are holding them back from starting life again clean and sober. We offer personalised programmes of therapy and support to address bereavement and loss, self harming, domestic violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Last year, we helped 150 people in our residential projects and over 500 people in the community through alcohol clinics and other information, advice and support services.