Spitalfields Crypt Trust

We have worked with people tackling addiction and homelessness for over 50 years. In that time, we have continually refined our approach and re-shaped our services to make sure people have the skills to sustain meaningful long-term recovery.

At SCT we believe that in order for someone to build the best foundation for their future free from addiction and homelessness, there are some key things that they need. Recovery capital outlines what these things are.

Recovery capital includes four areas of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to start and sustain recovery. With a solid resource in each area, a person has a better chance of staying free from drugs and alcohol than without those resources.

Recovery Capital

Social capital

This covers the resources that a person has as a result of their relationships to other people. It can be the support and connections that their friends, family and other groups give the person, but can also include obligations that they may have.

Physical capital

This includes tangible things such as a stable job or housing that really helps to the basic things in life such as money and a roof over their head. It also include the ability to eat healthily and have hobbies.

Human capital

This applies to the more intangible things that help a person to prosper in life. These include skills, positive health, educational attainment, aspirations and hopes. They are key to helping someone to problem solve on their journey to recovery.

Cultural capital

This refers to the values, beliefs and attitudes that link to being part of society. They change depending on the cultural norms of the place the person is living.

Underpinning our approach is our fantastic committed staff – some of which are in long-term recovery themselves. This makes the real difference.

We know where our residents, students and trainees are coming from, and what they’re going through.