About Us

Kineara was founded in 2012 with the aim of supporting individuals, families and communities to lead happier, healthier lives.

Who We Are

At Kineara we believe that healthy relationships can help us get through tough times.

There are many things that can create stress in our lives and makes us feel overwhelmed – jobs, money, housing, health, finances and the wellbeing of our loved ones – all those things can sometimes get on top of us, especially if we’re feeling isolated from those around us.

At those times, it is important to have a helping hand. That is where Kineara comes in.

Founded in 2012 and inspired by the ethos of the Family Intervention Project, we build on people’s strengths to create tailored support that suits the different needs of each household we work with.

Each programme we deliver is flexible and integrated, so we can adapt our work to address the multi-complex needs of each household – from rent arrears, to unemployment or mental health issues – however they might have arisen in people’s lives.

Our Director - Maria Morgan

Maria Morgan is Director of Kineara Ltd. She is a qualified Social Worker and has a Diploma in Social Work, a Degree in Social Care and Social Care Studies and a Diploma in Systemic Supervision for Multiple Contexts. She also has a CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Kineara Director - Maria Morgan

Kineara Director - Maria Morgan

'It has been a real privilege to lead and shape Kineara.

We knew we had a lot to offer when we started in 2012 but seeing how the people we work with have offered us the opportunity to support them to change their lives has really been incredible.

Using the ethos of the Family Intervention Project, which works with families facing real difficulties and hardships, we have been able to develop tailored support services and short intensive interventions that help families and individuals get on top of their problems before they escalate.

A lot of the people we work with just don’t know where to turn and feel isolated and in despair, but with a little support and working in partnership with families and individuals, together we help turn things around.

There’s no better feeling than helping somebody recognise their own strengths and to hear someone say 'I’m glad you came.'

Our Team

Gail - Practitioner

Gail is a registered Holistic Reiki practitioner and is currently studying for the final part of Family Group Conference training course.

She is an active fundraiser for St Francis Hospice and other cancer related charities.

Elizabeth - Practitioner

Liz is a qualified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coach and mentor.

She is also a qualified nail technician and uses this opportunity to teach new skills and provide therapeutic support for women.

Roz - Practitioner

Roz has a background in Psychology, specialising in the relationship between mind, body and environment.

She enjoys thinking creatively and uses this outside of work in her artwork.

Nicole - Practitioner
Melanie - Communications

Melanie is an experienced campaigner, researcher and comms consultant and is responsible for Kineara’s communications, promotion and supports the organisation’s strategic development.

She is also yoga addict.

Our Board of Trustees

Radhika Bynon
Radhika is Director of Programmes at The Young Foundation, a centre for social innovation based in Bethnal Green East London.  She leads the work in communities, working with change makers and innovators to develop solutions to address the challenges that they most care about. She leads Reimagining Rent, the UK’s only innovation support programme for the private rented sector; she leads the experimentation work stream on Social Innovation Community, the network for social innovators across Europe; and is also working on Rootslab, an innovation lab for young women’s action, supporting social change driven by young women in tough places, starting with Lebanon. Working with Oxfam, the Global Fund for Women and FRIDA (The Young Feminist Fund), the project is testing how social innovation tools and approaches can support young women to advance gender justice. She is Chair of the Global Fund for Women UK, creating a fund to support women activists around the world and Asha Trust (Sri Lanka) supporting community action in Colombo.  She is on the board of Community Links in East London and Sunday Assembly, building secular congregations.
Chuks Aguocha
Chukas Aguocha serves in the board of directors of several charity organisations in both the UK and Africa with a focus on information technology, solar energy and youth skills empowerment. Chuks is currently working as a technology lead in one of UK’s leading MVNO. Chuks is on the board of AfriEnergy Projects, a duly registered Non-Governmental Organisation in Nigeria which helps to shape government policies in the solar industry, and seeks to develop grassroots awareness and manpower for infrastructure support. Chuks is passionate about technology as a vehicle for change, growth and global integration and excited about opportunities that promote its use in under-privileged demographics across the globe.

Work For Us

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Our Partners

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The practitioners are extremely flexible and self-sufficient, enabling the support to run independently whilst also communicating effectively with school staff.

Kirstie Barrett, Harrington Hill Primary

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