Spitalfields Crypt Trust

SCT publishes 2019 Annual Report

SCT has published its 2019 Annual Report highlighting the impact of our work with people tackling homelessness and addiction. Our annual report is a review of the year and includes a summary of our financial statements. This year we’ve had so many wonderful highlights. Our Drop-in saw over 590…

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‘Matter of life or death’

Gary Davidge, our Homeless Drop-in manager, talks to us about the state of homelessness, the increase in homeless deaths and the people we have lost this year. How long have you been with SCT? What changes have you seen over this period? I have been working at SCT in…

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A commemoration for those who have died homeless

A few Thursdays ago, I attended a service of commemoration for those who have died homeless in the last year. SCT CEO Steve Coles The service, organised by the central London church St Martin-in-the-Fields, takes place every November for those struggling…

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Counsellor Steve taking part in therapeutic exercise

Once upon a time in the West

SCT therapist Steve Marshall visits Arizona’s premier rehab  In October, a member of our counselling team set off to one of the USA’s top drug and alcohol residential treatment centre, Sierra Tucson in the state of Arizona. The idea was to learn about the treatments they offer their clients…

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SCT Sleep Out 2019

SCT Sleep Out raises £8,000 for local homeless

We marked World Homeless Day last Friday with an all-night fundraiser at Christ Church Spitalfields for people facing homelessness and addiction in East London. Our first ever Sleep Out raised over £8,000 – which will go towards the vital services we…

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SCT is seeking evaluation consultancy

Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is seeking the services of a consultant or consultancy to evaluate SCT’s Primary Programme services. The consultant or consultancy is expected to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Primary Programme services – producing detailed, specific and impartial findings and recommendations. SCT is welcoming Expressions of…

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Hackney Arts and SCT

SCT’s Recovery Community chooses creativity with new arts series

Social enterprise Hackney Arts delivers creative arts sessions to SCT’s Choices recovery community. Over the past year, SCT has teamed up with Hackney Arts, to run a series of creative sessions for our recovery community. From life drawing and abstract painting to 3D printing, members of Choices got their hands…

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Head office move

SCT’s Head Office has moved down the road to the Kingsland Hub in Haggerston. Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), a charity working with people facing homelessness and addiction, has moved its headquarters to a new office space in Haggerston. “We have greatly enjoyed all of our years at The Tab Centre…

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A warm welcome to SCT’s women’s space

SCT launches permanent Women’s Group at our Homeless Drop-in. A few years ago, we noticed a spike in the number of women visiting our drop-in. We quickly realised that this was a wider trend – with St Mungo’s reporting that more women were sleeping rough across the UK. In 2017,…

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Former student publishes memoir

Previous SCT student launches her memoir last week at East London bookshop. Michele Kirsch introduced her book, ‘Clean’, last Thursday night to a room full of family, friends and fans at Stoke Newington Bookshop. A former student of SCT’s Training and Development Centre, Michele tells the story of her struggle…

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SCT chats with Ally Capellino

For over 30 years, Alison Lloyd of Ally Capellino has been designing classic satchels, totes and rucksacks. Based only a few minutes from SCT, Alison has been supporting us for more than six years. We sat down with her to talk about some of her contributions. SCT: How did you…

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