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Impact Report 2022: 10 Years of Breaking barriers

Impact Report 2022: 10 Years of Breaking barriers

As we celebrate 10 years of Kineara, we’ve launched our 2022 Impact Report which captures the difference we’ve made to people’s lives through our services since 2012.

Over the last decade, Kineara has reached nearly 1200 individuals in 600 households to break down barriers to secure housing,..

Posted by kineara in Impact, Latest
“Achieve your dreams”: Feedback Day at Stepney Park

“Achieve your dreams”: Feedback Day at Stepney Park

Last week, as this year’s Motivate to Educate service came to a close at Stepney Park Primary, we held a feedback day with pupils who had attended counselling sessions and groups with our education lead, Gail.
10 children came to three different sessions where we asked them to create a poster,..

Posted by kineara in Community, Education, Health and Wellbeing
Event: Shaping support services for private renters in Southwark

Event: Shaping support services for private renters in Southwark

Would you like to know how we’re supporting private renters in Southwark?

We are holding a virtual showcase for sector partners and community groups to hear about our work delivering the Southwark Private Renters Project in the borough. Come along to find out how we are supporting private..

Posted by kineara in Community, Event, Housing
Linking with landlords: Interview with Aisha

Linking with landlords: Interview with Aisha

At the start of our second year in Southwark supporting private tenants at risk with holistic housing and legal support, we added a new role to the team. Our Housing Link Worker, Aisha, tells us more about how it works.
Q. Can you tell me a bit about the work you deliver and your role on the..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing, Housing
Days out at the Tower of London

Days out at the Tower of London

 

London is full of historic sites, museums, and cultural centres but often the people living closest visit them less than tourists from outside the city. There are many barriers to access that may arise – ticket price, cost and availability of public transport, attitudes and ideas of..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing
Pupil counselling: Supporting the wellbeing of the youngest in our communities

Pupil counselling: Supporting the wellbeing of the youngest in our communities

Our latest research with over 6,000 schools has revealed that pupil mental health, wellbeing and pupil counselling are top support priorities this academic year. However, you know that effectively supporting pupil wellbeing can put additional strain on schools who are already facing many challenges..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing, Housing
Anna’s story: Fuel poverty and impossible choices

Anna’s story: Fuel poverty and impossible choices

This Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, we are joining NEA and others to raise awareness of this multi-faceted and preventable issue. Highlighting the experience of Anna and her family, you can support us and make a difference to those who are unfairly trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty.  

“A..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing, Housing
Wellbeing, warmth and how to take action this Winter

Wellbeing, warmth and how to take action this Winter

Last year, Jesse and her son spent the winter in one of the worst housing situations we’d seen. The property was in complete disrepair, with mould on the walls, leaks, no heating or hot water. When we met her just before Christmas, she told us she’d spent the last year having to boil the kettle..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing, Housing, Impact
Donate to our Winter Appeal

Donate to our Winter Appeal

80% of the households we support are living with financial hardship.

Some people cannot afford their heating and electric bills or Council Tax and find themselves in debt and arrears. Others, over a third of households, have used emergency food vouchers and local food banks in the last year,..

Posted by kineara in Community, Health and Wellbeing, Housing, Latest
Covid renters support project ends a successful first year

Covid renters support project ends a successful first year

The Covid Private Renters Project aims to tackle rising housing insecurity and evictions of renters in the private sector. Using wraparound, holistic support that has been the hallmark of Kineara’s services, the project aimed to provide advice and support to low-income renters facing a threat of..

Posted by kineara in Health and Wellbeing, Housing