Who we are
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.
The core value of King’s Reach is to support the children of Maidstone. The children who have problems with their mental health, who are neglected, who have been victims of abuse, who are missing out on education because they can't cope with school, who are at risk of becoming involved in crime, who feel they have no one to talk to and no one to listen or who are living without hope.
We work with a small number of young people at any one time. A King’s Reach support worker will spend time with the young 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 young 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.
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