BECAUSE PEOPLE MATTER

KING'S REACH

At King’s Reach we believe that people are more important than finances, budget restrictions, objectives, targets, agendas or tick boxes. The core value of King’s Reach is to love and support the people of Maidstone, those who have been forgotten, let down or who are living without hope.

 

Our founder Dave King MBE has been working with vulnerable people in Maidstone for over 30 years. The charity was launched in 2003 to expand upon Dave’s work and has setup various initiatives over the years to support this vision and adapt to changing circumstance.

We work with a small number of cases at any one time. A King’s Reach support worker will spend time with the person to assess and prioritise the presenting issues and agree upon a plan to address these needs, they will continue to monitor progress to ensure the person receives the care, support and opportunities needed to succeed. Once we have assessed the level of support required, we will access support through statutory services.  If this is not an option, we will partner with established local organisations and charities that are at the forefront of supporting the most vulnerable people in our society. We put the case out to appeal through our Can You Fund It? and Can You Give It? campaigns. These campaigns assist in filling the gaps in support services by either recruiting professional volunteers or to help buy in the professional services needed. Please read more about out Can You Fund It and Can You Give It campaigns below.

CAN YOU FUND IT?

Can You Fund It (CYFI) was set up because there are a number of people who are not getting the support that they need. Having worked in the community for over thirty years we have seen people let down by ‘the system’ time and time again. It is time to put a stop to the unnecessary suffering, hardship and provide an answer for people who are left exposed, vulnerable and forgotten by ‘the system’. CYFI will give you the real stories of real people, the issues they are facing today and the support that they need right now. Most of the cases we are involved in either come with very little or no funding at all, so we are looking to the people, businesses and organisations of this town to help provide the support and finances needed. Together we can stop the destruction that poverty, mental health, neglect and abuse create by offering people the levels of support that they need to overcome. Please join us as we look to stamp out the excuse of not having enough funding available to give vulnerable people the support that they deserve. We deal with one case at a time and we will not move on to the next case until we secure the support each individual needs.

See a need, provide an answer...

Through our CYFI campaign you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to real lives.

CAN YOU FUND IT?

Danny's Story

TARGET AMMOUNT - £15k

Danny is 14 and suffers from mental health. As a result of this, combined with bullying and high levels of anxiety he has been out of school for 18 months.

 

Danny’s dream is to one day own his own building firm but cannot currently access any courses as his school are unable to fund any alternative education programmes and he doesn’t meet the criteria for the specialist mental health school. To provide Danny and his family with the support they need we are looking to access funding for education, a specialist mentor programme and therapy. The combination of these services will help Danny to build his confidence, address his mental health needs and re-engage with his education.

 

Currently Danny is at home every day and as a result his step-dad has had to give up his full time job to care for him. None of the agencies involved are able to offer Danny the support that he needs.

 

We need your help to raise £15k to provided Danny with the support he needs.

< READ MORE ABOUT DANNY'S STORY >

OUR INITIATIVES

 

ATTENDANCE PROGRAMME

 

iMAP

iMAP is an intensive mentoring and assessment programme for vulnerable young people who are considered to be at risk. iMAP professionals are able to work in partnership with the Police, the Local Authority and Schools.  iMAP's aim is to identify the root causes of a young person’s negative and disruptive behaviour. It is able to identify the risk and protective factors surrounding a young person and work intensively to minimize these risks. The behaviours seen are usually a result of complex issues in the young person’s personal life. We give the young person time and space to examine their behaviours, what causes them and support the young person in addressing them.

King’s Reach provides support for schools and the Local Authority to re-engage young people who are not attending school, are disengaged with their education or causing disruption. Non-attendance can be a huge problem for schools and the work that the Local Authority are carrying out. In response to this, King’s Reach offer a service that engages with the non-attending young people and their families, and supports the young person back into school. The purpose of the attendance programme is to explore and minimise the factors that may be contributing to a lack of attendance.

 

ONE TO ONE EDUCATION & MENTORING

 

WOODLANDS

King’s Reach provide an outdoor leaning programme that is designed for disengaged or non-attending students. The time spent in our woodland helps to take the pressure out of the situation for both the student and the school and can help students to re-engage with their learning. Studies prove that it takes as little as 7 minutes of being out in the forest for our stress levels to begin to reduce. Teaching in this non pressured and nurturing environment enables us to work with students and progress them from where they currently are.

King’s Reach provide a bespoke one-to-one education and mentoring programme for students who are unable to engage in mainstream education. Non-attendance can be for a variety of reasons including low self-esteem, trauma, bullying, mental health, undiagnosed special educational needs, family bereavement or crisis.

During an assessment period of approximately 4 - 6 weeks an individual/personal plan is established, students are paired with an experienced one-to-one tutor and mentor who will help the student to re-engage with their learning and address any presenting issues. Our tuition and mentoring programme sessions are 2 - 3 hours per day and can be accessed 1 - 5 days a week depending on the needs of the student.

TESTIMONIALS

LAUREN

ANNE

GARY

iMAP has helped and supported me so much, I trust them and know I can talk to them. Mum is so glad they have continued to support me since I left school so I have a safe place to go. They helped me find funding for my college course and helped me sort accommodation, open a bank account and get all the equipment I needed for my course. I wouldn’t have made it into college without their help.

iMAP has helped and supported me so much, I trust them and know I can talk to them. Mum is so glad they have continued to support me since I left school so I have a safe place to go. They helped me find funding for my college course and helped me sort accommodation, open a bank account and get all the equipment I needed for my course. I wouldn’t have made it into college without their help.

iMAP has helped and supported me so much, I trust them and know I can talk to them. Mum is so glad they have continued to support me since I left school so I have a safe place to go. They helped me find funding for my college course and helped me sort accommodation, open a bank account and get all the equipment I needed for my course. I wouldn’t have made it into college without their help.

GET IN TOUCH

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01622 69 37 37

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enquiries@kingsreach.org.uk

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