How your gift helps
SCT supports people with a multi-faceted approach to recovery. James* was at an all time low when he entered our residential rehabilitation centre. Less than a year since moving in to Acorn House, he talks about his experience.
‘I have been a resident for nearly 9 months now. When I came into Acorn House I was desperate for help, I was struggling with a serious drinking problem and had almost given up on life.’
Recovery from addiction is complex. SCT’s approach is to take it one day at a time. Our counsellors have a huge amount of experience working with people in recovery from homelessness and addiction. They take a multi-faceted approach to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual, providing counselling alongside ways to manage finances and relationships.
‘SCT has supported me by providing counsellors and keyworkers to help me psychologically understand my addiction, and how to deal with it, through group and one-to-one sessions.’
The rehabilitation centre is just one step in SCT’s approach to recovery. After this, there is the opportunity to move in to supported housing, take part in a trainee scheme in one of our social enterprises or participate in our housing first scheme. Whatever the next step is for our residents, SCT is always on hand to support to ensure recovery has the opportunity to remain sustained.
‘I have come from being at the lowest point I have ever been in my life, to now having my head well above water, and seeing a purpose and direction for my future.’
By purchasing an SCT gift, you will be supporting people in recovery from homelessness and addiction so that they can have a fresh start.