The Coach House

The Coach House is located on the same site as Kenward House and can accommodate up to 5 men. It offers a unique second stage opportunity to those who have successfully completed a recovery programme at Kenward Trust.

The Coach House offers residents, additional support, to sustain recovery through a self developed programme of learning new skills in the social enterprise, volunteering in the community, training and personal development.

At the Coach House, a dedicated support worker provides regular advice, guidance and support through key working and weekly house meetings, help with daily living skills and signposting to other agencies as appropriate. Residents may remain at The Coach House for up to 2 years.

Residents participate as Volunteers within one or more of the Kenward Trust’s social businesses that comprise:

  • Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Wood crafts manufacturing
  • Catering
  • Hospitality

This enables the development of new skills and qualifications as well as strengthening self-esteem, confidence and personal and social skills. Our social enterprises attract interest and involvement from the wider community, so there are a wide range of benefits for residents who become involved in whatever capacity. This might be producing crafts, helping to grow produce for sale, manning a stall at a farmers market where our produce is sold, looking after our small herd of goats or helping with bookings at our conference facilities.

The Coach House programme summary:

  • Key working
  • Individually tailored recovery plans for all residents
  • Group work
  • Opportunity to improve skills in literacy, numeracy and IT; with the possibility of obtaining a CLAiT qualification
  • Encouragement to study for new qualifications and the development of new skills, with a view to improving self esteem and employment prospects e.g. at local colleges
  • Life skills support to ensure residents are able to live independently in the future  
  • Assistance with managing personal finances and budgeting
  • Work therapy, where we encourage volunteering and other meaningful activities both on-site at Yalding and in the local community
  • Social and leisure activities on an occasional basis.

After The Coach House

Support staff will help you explore your Move On and reintegration options. One of these may be to continue with your recovery within the Kenward Trust’s services.

There is the option to join one of our supported housing projects. These Move On houses offer regular support. You can stay up to 2 years while you remain abstinent and plan your new life, train or volunteer to gain skills. You will also benefit from peer support within the Move On house and through local AA/NA meetings. Men have a choice of three locations: Maidstone, Southborough and Gravesend.

Returning home or to other accommodation outside of our services

Equipped to continue your recovery with what you have learnt during your stay at Kenward Trust, we will always be happy to continue to offer informal support over the telephone or if you wish to make a return visit. We regularly welcome back ‘Recovery Graduates’ who come and talk to current residents, which benefits everyone.  We encourage Recovery Graduates to tell us how they are doing – indeed we receive many positive stories of lives that have been transformed.

Admissions & Enquiries

To apply for any of our projects, please download and fill in the appropriate forms, or follow the links to apply online. Acceptance is subject to interview and risk/needs assessment. We are able to travel to meet you to do this.

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Kenward Road, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent ME18 6AH

01622 814187