Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Reflections on Last Year’s Sleep Out

Last year, on World Homeless Day, SCT hosted a Sleep Out to raise money for the local homeless community, and to raise awareness of the hardships facing rough sleepers as winter approaches. Around 30 people slept outside in Shoreditch, raising over £8,000 to support people in East London. Stanley was…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: The Lockdown Blues

For someone struggling with addiction, community is a big part of being in recovery. Since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became normal, recovery has become more challenging. This is part of a series of reflections on lockdown. This is a song by one of our students, Josh, who’s…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: A pandemic poem

For someone struggling with addiction, community is a big part of being in recovery. Since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became normal, recovery has become more challenging. This is part of a series of reflections on recovery during lockdown.   Mr Pandemic 2020   It is just so…

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Recovery bloggers share their lockdown advice

At SCT we run a variety of programs for people recovering from addiction. Since London became the centre of the national Covid 19 crisis, we have had to adapt or temporarily close these services. Meanwhile, common challenges people encounter on the path to recovery…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: A poem

For someone struggling with addiction, community is a big part of being in recovery. Since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became normal, recovery has become more challenging. This is part of a series of stories reflecting on these new challenges during lockdown.   Untitled   As I…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: Embracing change

For someone struggling with addiction, community is a big part of being in recovery. Since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became normal, recovery has become more challenging. This is part of a series of stories reflecting on these new challenges during lockdown.  I am attending…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: Unity and Solidarity

According to Alcoholics Anonymous, since the outbreak calls to the AA helpline have gone up by 22%, and use of its chat service has increased by almost a third. So, how are people in recovery coping under lockdown? Read our first story about life in lockdown.  Lockdown during…

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Spitalfields Crypt Trust adapts services

Update: 6th November All of our charity shops and our two social enterprises are now closed until further notice. Update: 2nd November Our Watney Market and our Barking Road shops are now closed. The rest of our charity shops will close on Thursday 5th November. We…

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SCT’s response to coronavirus 

CEO Steve Coles statement  We take the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, residents and people who use our services very seriously, and we will continue to do so throughout this challenging and unusual time.    SCT is taking active measures to protect its…

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SCT launches new collaboration with Ally Capellino

SCT has partnered with Shoreditch designer to launch an exclusive bag for SCT supporters. For as little as £12 a month, anyone can now become a Recovery Champion and receive a limited-edition Ally Capellino Recovery Tote bag hand printed by people in recovery from addiction.   Born out of a…

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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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