Social Enterprises

Innovation and creativity have always been at the very heart of Kenward’s approach. This has prompted the creation of social enterprises at Yalding, which open up new and exciting opportunities for personal development and growth.

Our social enterprises offer an exciting range of activities for our residents, Recovery Graduates and Volunteers to improve their social interaction, achieve greater personal development and acquire new skills and qualifications.

Kenward Trust currently has four social enterprises. The first is a Garden Enterprise that produces a range of horticultural products and woodcrafts (ranging from wildlife boxes through to trendy signs), which are sold through our on-site shop, through local farmers markets and also our shop Charitique.  Our new charity shop Charitique is located in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, along with the items made by our residents it also sells good quality second hand clothing and household itemsems.  We also have a busy conference centre and have recently opened a new café "Sage & Time" both located in Kenward House, an original Georgian Mansion .  

These social enterprises offer real prospects for residents and Recovery Graduates to develop new skills and abilities alongside Volunteers from the wider community. They help the charity by producing products, selling to the public and providing hospitality and catering services to our business customers.

The range of activities includes:

  • Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Woodcrafts manufacturing
  • Catering
  • Hospitality

Please click here to view a video of Kenward Trust's CEO, David Philpott, talking about our Social Enterprise Programme and how it can aid the long term recovery journey of men and women suffering with alcohol addiction and substance misuse.

Conference Centre

The Kenward Trust Conference Centre is a stunning venue set in the heart of the Kent countryside; perfect for training, business meetings and social events.

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Kenward Garden & Crafts

Residents, Recovery Graduates and Volunteers grow, make and sell a variety of plants, fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers and unique wooden crafts made from recycled wood.

Read about Kenward Garden & Crafts »

Charitique Shop

Kenward Trust has opened its first charity shop in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, offering not only good quality second hand clothing and household items but also a selection of recycled items made by residents on site at Yalding.

Charitique Shop »

Sage & Time Café 

Recently opened at Kenward House is the our new café "Sage & Time" located within The Manor House.

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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

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