Kingsley Organisation began its life in 1987, as Kingsley Centre, a small local project based in an old village school in East Hampshire.
The Kingsley Centre established itself as a unique place where real inclusion and personal learning sit alongside one another. Focusing on personal development for disabled people through the Chainraction service, Kingsley Centre also developed services for the local area through the establishment of a community centre, village shop and Post Office.
In 2005, we became Kingsley Organisation, to better reflect our expanding services, with our building in Hampshire still known as Kingsley Centre.
Chainreaction, the name chosen by the first participants, provides personal development for disabled people, supporting them to make choices and take control of their lives. Chainreaction has been established at Kingsley Centre for 25 years.
Our first expansion was in 2001 with the establishment of Chainreaction in Town in the London Borough of Camden. Chainreaction in Town was commissioned by the Council for people with acquired head injuries and is now well established and is open to all disabled people.
In 2002 Chainreaction was established in Calcot, West Berkshire and after five years moved to Oxford Road in Reading where it now serves people from West Berkshire, Reading and South Oxfordshire.
During 2004 we were contracted by West Berkshire Council to provide a direct payment support service to disabled people which we currently continue to provide. Using our knowledge and expertise we have more recently developed a Brokerage service working with disabled people in West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham and Hampshire.
All our services have grown out of the ideas and needs of disabled people that we work with and who access our services.
For more information please go to services.