Personal development & training

We run a personal development and training centre for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The New Hanbury Project (NHP) helps students take on life-changing training to support their long-term recovery and help them find a positive role in society.

“The NHP has given me a sense of self worth, made me focused, and given me a sense of belonging and structure.”
Mark, woodwork student.

If you would like to discuss how you can be referred to NHP, please contact Sheona on 020 7613 5636 or email at

Many students are welcomed into the New Hanbury Project community straight from rehab. Throughout their time with us, students can also receive regular counselling to support their recovery programme.

Many residents from our residential recovery hostel, Acorn House enroll on our courses. Some former students are now employed by our social enterprises - Paper and Cup cafes and Restoration Station, our vintage furniture social enterprise.

Download a sample timetable. Please note students can only take up to 4 courses per term.

“I used to think pleasure was found in a bottle. I have discovered it can be found in a pen or pencil - thank you, Hanbury.”
Former NHP student.

Read about our 50th anniversary in 2015 

The NHP runs over 30 classes in 20 different subjects including:

  • Carpentry
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Literacy
  • Drama
  • Furniture restoration
  • Computers and the internet
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Creative writing
  • Filmmaking
  • Upholstery

Read how we're changing attitudes. And lives

New Hanbury Project wins Lloyds Bank award

Watch short films produced by some of our students on Recovery ChannelUK

"The Hanbury Project is what you want it to be really. For me it was like nursery, primary, secondary, college." 
Eddy, former New Hanbury Project student.

Read poems and stories about recovery written by our students at MyStoryUK

Get involved with our work


Referral form for the New Hanbury Project

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