Our former student published in The Independent

18th December 2015

Michele Kirsch write about Christmas and relapse in this weeks Independent newspaper.


A home and recovery programme just in time for Christmas

9th December 2015

Our newest Acorn House resident moves off the streets just in time for Christmas.


The SCT Sleep-In by Michele Kirsch

20th November 2015

Michele Kirsch's take on the SCT Sponsored Sleep-In.


Songs, Sleep-In and Service to celebrate our 50th Anniversary

10th November 2015

Over £18,000 currently pledged and fundraising target met!


Over 150 voices sing in aid of SCT!

26th October 2015

Join this sing-along from 6pm at Spitalfields Market on Friday 6th November!



10 tips for moving on in your recovery

19th October 2015

Insights from our progression team.


Zoe raises over £200 in 6 days for the SCT Sleep-In

13th October 2015

Zoe explains why she's taken on the SCT Sponsored Sleep-In on Friday 6th.


Steve Stride’s ‘Tales from the Crypt’

7th October 2015

Steve Stride's ‘Tales from the Crypt’ give a glimpse of the poverty-stricken Spitalfields of the seventies, when you’d be more likely to see people drinking methylated spirits than a flat white.


SCT film wins award!

7th October 2015

'The Strut' film wins a Highly Commended award at the EVCOM Clarion awards.


Join us for a unique sleep-In in the heart of the East End

29th September 2015

Read about the first ever SCT Sponsored Sleep-In!


Rehab demystified

25th September 2015

Some of SCT's staff are themselves in long-term recovery. Ray, Johnny and Donna, our fantastic Acorn House keyworkers talk rehab.


Restoration Station at Shoreditch Design Triangle this Tuesday

21st September 2015

Restoration Station at will be taking part in the 2015 Shoreditch Design Triangle this week. A special event is planned on Tuesday 22nd at 7pm when senior restorer Steve his story of how craft and work have helped his recovery from addictions.


SCT’s former Chair shares Crypt memories

16th September 2015

Our former Chair of Trustees John Bryce Pope remembers the early days of SCT as the night man in the Crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields.


Addiction recovery community in Shoreditch to launch ‘Normal’ magazine

16th September 2015

A new magazine will be launching soon - the look, feel and content all produced by our recovery community.


Memories from the Crypt

4th September 2015

Revd Captain Paul Deeming shares his memories of working in the crypt between 1965 and 1968.


“Addiction is the great leveller”

14th August 2015

Jeremy Maddison from Lifeline, one of SCT's local partners talks about addiction and recovery.


Gary: from “full-blown alcoholic” to happily married working man

1st August 2015

Gary shares how SCT helped him go from being a "full-blown alcoholic" to a happily married man with a job that he loves.


SCT receives huge L&Q furniture donation

23rd July 2015

Our houses get a much-needed revamp with new sofas, armchairs, tables and chairs c/o L&Q Housing Association.


Watch ‘The Strut’

7th July 2015

Our new film 'The Strut’ follows Matti and Colin on a sponsored walking tour of East London - their initiative to raise funds and awareness during SCT's 50th Anniversary year.


Recovering in Shoreditch: a counsellor’s perspective

6th July 2015

Our addiction recovery counsellor Shaun tells us about her work at Acorn House, our residential recovery accommodation in Shoreditch.


New Hanbury Project students celebrate garden success

21st June 2015

Bard's Yard launched the new Shakespeare-themed garden in the heart of Shoreditch - brought to you by the hard work of our New Hanbury Project students.


SCT’s Garden Naming Competition

28th May 2015

We’re running a competition to name a new public garden in Shoreditch. The winner will be given two free passes to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, including a ride on the Kew Explorer.


How the New Hanbury Project is helping Lou sustain her recovery

26th May 2015

Lou tells us her life before, during and after being introduced to the New Hanbury Project - our personal development and training centre for people in recovery.


Join us for our free summer garden party!

26th May 2015

Celebrate the hard work of our New Hanbury Project gardening students at the opening of the new Shakespeare-themed garden in St. Leonard's Church gardens in Shoreditch.


Grant Thornton raise over £7000 for SCT on Give & Gain Day

21st May 2015

Business in the Community's annual Give & Gain Day wows SCT.


Nancy interviewed in The Stylist

17th May 2015

Read this week's Diary piece in The Stylist to find out how one of our recovery managers spends her day.


Barbara Windsor starts the SCT Charity Shop Strut

13th May 2015

Read about the first ever Charity Shop Strut - part of our 50th birthday celebrations.


Colin reflects as he moves into a supported house

7th May 2015

Colin shares his life story with us.


Marathon runners raise over £5000 for SCT

28th April 2015

Our fab trio of runners make us proud - and humble.


Join the Charity Shop Strut!

28th April 2015

Join us for a 5 mile walk through some of the best charity shops, street markets and coffee in East London!


Restoration Station Opening Party

21st April 2015

Restoration Station is a small vintage furniture shop making a big difference to people’s lives. After trading for more than a year, the newest of SCT's social enterprise is holding an opening party this week.


Acorn House described as ‘a fantastic local resource’

8th April 2015

Steve Letoi, a local clinical specialist in mental health issues and addictions describes how Acorn House, our residential accommodation for people recovering from drink and drug addictions is a "fantastic local resource".


The Accidental Hipster – Out Now!

31st March 2015

It’s finally here! Hot off the presses, our much anticipated magazine, The Accidental Hipster (TAH), is out in print and to download.


Paper & Cup barista hired by Russell Brand’s Trew Era Café

25th March 2015

This week, former Paper & Cup barista Gary will start work at Trew Era, a new café being run by Russell Brand in Hoxton.


Bricky Mick: from the streets to entrepreneur

20th March 2015

Mick tells us how SCT helped put his life back together


Michele’s story

12th March 2015

Michele's witty but very real tale of recovery.


BBC News features Choices recovery community

3rd March 2015

BBC News published a series of photos today featuring three members of the Choices recovery community supported by SCT.


East London Music Night in aid of SCT

3rd March 2015

SCT's first ever music night is on Thursday 9 April at 93 Feet East. Just £5 a ticket!


West Ham supports SCT

11th February 2015

First Team players lend their support to Flip Flop Friday


Health & wellbeing MOT for the homeless

10th February 2015

On Thursday 5 February, over 100 local rough sleepers received a ‘full MOT’ of health checks, free winter clothes and haircuts at a special drop in for the homeless.


Alfie’s life on London streets

29th January 2015

Fun, cheeky, street-wise Alfie has lived on London streets for decades.


Flip Flop Friday 13 Feb

13th January 2015

You've heard of 'Dress down Friday'. Now take part in our 'Flip Flop Friday' on 13 February.


50 years of SCT

6th January 2015

Who, why, where and how we're celebrating 50 years of helping people to get clean, sober and healthier lives.


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