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    Our Mission, Values
    and Christian Ethos

Kenward Trust has a national reputation for excellence in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. Every year we help transform the lives of more than 200 men and women.

Our Mission:
To offer people the opportunity to change their lives and reach their full potential.

Our Values:
Kenward Trust has a strong sense of its Christian roots and ethos, from which we draw the underlying values underpinning every aspect of our work and the way we deliver services. At our core is our belief in empowering and involving service users and significant others in all we do.

This incorporates the following elements:

  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Non-judgmental
  • Realistic
  • Positive
  • Creative
  • Passionate
  • Trustworthy, professional and accountable
  • Inclusive
  • Empathic
  • Challenging
  • Learning
  • Humility

Our Christian Ethos
Our Christian ethos underpins the way we help people in crisis. We aim to reach out to those who are on the margins of society and we believe that everyone deserves a second chance.

Our programmes are not based on religion and we welcome people from all backgrounds and faiths. We encourage service users to explore spirituality because it can help them in their recovery and to grow as a person, but we recognise that everyone is different and we respect all personal opinions and wishes.

Miriam Barker is our chaplain who visits once a week to ‘be’ in the chapel for whoever would like to join her from our projects for a chat, to read a story in the Bible and to pray.

Additionally she runs an Alpha Course which uses video talks and discussion times to explore the Christian faith. No question is off limits and people are encouraged to think about who God is, why he sent Jesus to the world and what having faith in him might mean for their life. This course is playing a part in the healing, transformative, recovery work that happens at Kenward Trust.