Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Last Christmas: John’s Story

This Christmas, more people than usual will find themselves struggling with addiction and homelessness for the first time. With your support, SCT can work towards making it their last Christmas facing such complex challenges and make next Christmas significantly easier.  As winter approaches each year, the cold weather means…

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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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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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