Social enterprises

We run a number of not-for-profit businesses that provide a supportive training ground for those in the later stages of recovery and rehabilitation.

With profits going straight back into our work, they allow us to support more people recovering from addiction.

"Getting to know the other volunteers and feeling valued and trusted and part of a team were things and feelings I had not experienced in a long time."
Former social enterprise trainee.

Restoration Station is a vintage furniture shop with a difference. Giving a new life to antique and mid-century furniture provides skills and work experience for people in recovery.

At our Paper & Cup coffee shop, trainees learn how to become baristas, serve customers, work in a team and manage a small cafe. Read about Paper & Cup's innovation award.

Former trainees have gone onto find other work or training. For example, some have the chance to go onto an award-winning apprenticeship scheme with our partner, Pret a Manger, with a guaranteed full-time job at the end.

For enquiries about Restoration Station, please contact the workshop on 07756 537 816 during opening hours: Thursday 12.30pm - 8pm and Friday 9.30am - 5pm. Or email 

"Apart from the formal barista training, Paper & Cup also gave me the opportunity to meet new people, interact with staff and other volunteers, and to engage with the general public.  
This role has boosted my confidence and enhanced my people skills.  It has helped me towards having a structure in my week as I had a commitment once a week that I had to fulfil."
Former Paper & Cup trainee.

Read stories of the amazing people SCT helps in our Accidental Hipster magazine. (PDF, 5Mb)

Find out about our recovery cafe in the Guardian

Read how buying from Restoration Station is a win-win scenario on the Social Enterprise UK website

SCT's social enterprises feature in Drink and Drugs News

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