At Kairos Women+ we pride ourselves on creating inclusive and accessible spaces for as many members of our community as possible. We recognise that accessibility needs are different for every person so we are constantly seeking to make improvements. We are keen to make adaptations to ensure your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. We strongly encourage you to get in touch. We know adaptations are often seen as an inconvenience but that is not the case at Kairos Women+.
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We are a women-only space, inclusive of trans women and non-binary people. We occasionally have trusted men facilitating sessions such as training events. If a man will be present in the space, this will be made explicit in the event description. It is important that you feel safe when accessing our groups and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you to discuss access to our groups.
Welcome Meetings: we encourage all new women+ to meet with a member of the team to find out more about Kairos, and any access needs you might have.
Location: We are based at Embroidery Mill in Paisley. Find out how to find us on our contact page. We are located close to Paisley Gilmour Train Station and the local bus routes.
Physical Access: Our space is wheelchair accessible with an accessible bathroom. We have considered ease of movement throughout the building to enable free movement whether you use a wheelchair, walking stick, frame or have a pram with you. We welcome service dogs on leads.
Access for Sensory Differences: we have low lighting options in all our rooms and a quieter break out space.
Pay It Forward: teas and coffees are free or 50p if you have pennies to spare!
Children: Our drop-in groups are family-friendly and we welcome children of all ages. We also run family-friendly activities during the school holidays.
Bring along support: You are welcome to bring a friend or companion such as a support worker if they are a woman. If you have a male companion, please get in touch to let us know so we can let the group know ahead of time. We encourage all professionals to arrive without lanyards.
‘Kairos’ is an Ancient Greek word meaning: ‘the right, critical or opportune moment’. It’s that moment when conditions are just right for action or change – a Kairos moment!
‘Kairos’ is pronounced ‘kai – ross’. You can also find an audio recording of how it’s pronounced here!
We wanted to create a name that is inclusive of non-binary people. After a period of consultation, our community decided a ‘+’ symbol would indicate our commitment to inclusion and acceptance.
All of our spaces are inclusive of women and non-binary people. We are trans-inclusive and welcome all self-identifying women and non-binary people who feel most comfortable in women-only spaces. We are committed to keeping you safe at Kairos and if you have any questions about women-only spaces, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will help you as best we can.
We occasionally invite trusted men to deliver particular groups and workshops. All groups that may include any sessions delivered by men, will be clearly highlighted and participants will be told ahead of the sessions. As a women’s organisation, men aren’t participants of any of our groups or projects.
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We are based in Renfrewshire and move into our long-term home in Paisley in April 2022.
Just now, we run our groups and workshops online via Zoom and WhatsApp and in-person groups in both Paisley and Johnstone.
Kairos Women+ is currently being supported by The Roberston Trust, Impact Funding Partners and Inspiring Scotland as well as a range of smaller funders. We raise funds via fundraising events, ticketed events and Chronicle donations. To support Kairos, click the donate button at the top of the page.