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Spitalfields Crypt Trust

For more than 50 years SCT has worked with thousands of people in east London affected by addiction and homelessness, transforming lives.

Our work provides a complete recovery pathway for people with alcohol and drug addiction, and with complex needs. This includes people who have experienced mental and physical illness, homelessness or the criminal justice system.

Every year, we provide food, housing, counselling, training, support, advice and a listening ear to hundreds of people. It’s a very human approach to people who have suffered from drug and alcohol abuse.

In the Spotlight

Our Recovery Community returns a social value of £5.19 for every £1 of cost.*

  • In 2018, 50% of people on our first-stage supported housing are still in abstinent recovery a year after entering the programme.
  • In 2018, 84% of people who live in our supported housing are still in abstinent recovery a year after moving in.
  • In 2018, 57% of people who took part in our development and training programme have moved on into education, training, volunteering or employment.
  • We served almost 6,000 meals at our East London homeless drop-in in 2018.
  • Our drop-in service sees over 500 homeless people a year.

* (Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University)