Kenward Barn

Located on the same site as Kenward House, this project is housed in a converted barn, offering what residents often describe as “a warm and homely atmosphere” within a quiet rural setting.

The Kenward Barn residential rehabilitation programme is an abstinence-based, group working treatment project for eight men recovering from drug and alcohol misuse.

Set in beautiful and spacious grounds the project comprises:

  • 4 single and 2 double bed rooms 
  • TV lounge
  • Quiet lounge / dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Two bathrooms
  • Group working room
  • Leisure area
  • On-site exercise equipment, squash court and activities room

The Barn project facilities are designed for a maximum of 8 men who work closely together as a group, supported by a dedicated staff team.

The project offers a range of drug and alcohol treatment modalities including the 12-step model and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Kenward Barn programme is delivered over a 12-24 week period dependent upon an individual’s needs and their funding / self-financing arrangements.

The holistic treatment programme at Kenward Barn encorporates:

  • Person centred therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Therapeutic group work 
  • 12 Step Minnesota model
  • Motivational interview techniques
  • Individualised weekly objectives and goal setting
  • One to one key working with named key worker
  • Psycho dynamic approach
  • Individual recovery plans
  • SMART action planning
  • Life Skills Group
  • Support with moving on and reintegration
  • Transactional analysis PAC model

The project has been effective for many individuals who have found less intensive treatment approaches to be ineffective. Our caring and professional approach assists individuals to take responsibilities for their actions, to build self worth, at a pace suitable to each resident.

We are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and the wider community. We will be glad to answer any queries, and arrange a visit of the project and an assessment.

Being a small project of only 8 beds and 4 theraputic staff, the residents form strong bonds and create trust, which they use to support each other through their difficulties.

For more information please call 01622 817988


Kenward Barn Programme summary:

  • Keyworking with a dedicated member of staff who will help the resident in forming an individual recovery plan covering practical life issues and incorporating therapeutic support 

  • Objective setting of personal weekly goals in order to address the specific issues underlying the individuals substance misuse

  • Provides a safe environment to enable residents to open up within group therapy sessions to gain an understanding of their behavioural patterns, thoughts and emotions, supporting the development of healthier life choices in recovery.  

  • Building essential life skills that could include emotion management, relationships, assertiveness, self care, financial awareness.

  • 12-step Minnesota model, which is an evidence-based treatment linked to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous fellowships, helping residents to accept their powerlessness over addiction as the first step to a life in recovery

  • Reintegration to help residents explore their move on options including accommodation, education, employment and other support needs.

  • Staff will work closely with agencies such as CRC, Kent Probation or other similar organisations nationally  to meet the needs of any DRR, ATR, IOM MAPPA or MARAC clients.

Your Move On and reintegration options will be explored during your time at Kenward Barn, one of them may be to continue with your recovery within the Kenward Trust’s services.

Firstly, we offer a continued structured recovery programme at the Malthouse in Uckfield, East Sussex, for those who would benefit from further support.

Secondly, 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 programme, 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. And we encourage Recovery Graduates to tell us how they are doing – indeed we receive many positive stories of lives 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