Last Christmas, we could not have imagined what an unpredictable year 2020 would be. This has been a year none of us will forget. It has been particularly challenging for those in recovery from homelessness and addiction.
This Christmas, some people will find themselves struggling with addiction and homelessness for the first time. Currently, new rough sleepers account for 55% of all rough sleepers. With your support, SCT can work towards making it their last Christmas facing such complex challenges and make next Christmas significantly easier.
From counselling to housing, SCT is able to have a positive impact on the vulnerable people we work with, some of whom have deeply entrenched complex issues, which have resulted in homelessness and substance misuse. Previous residents from our recovery hostel, such as Paul*, have been able to progress tremendously since living in Acorn House.
‘I always say to myself it’s my fault for getting myself into this situation, but the therapy in there [Acorn House] has taught that I can’t always keep blaming myself for things that happened. I need to start to forgive myself.’
Underpinning our work is a team of committed staff – some of whom are in long-term recovery themselves. We know that this makes a huge difference as we know where the people we support are coming from, and what they’re going through.
‘So how do I feel? I feel confident in myself. I make decisions with thought rather than just go and do it and then sort of think about it later. I’m more cautious in my actions. .’
By donating to SCT you will be supporting people on their journey to recovering from addiction and homelessness.
If you choose to sign-up to a monthly gift of at least £9, you’ll receive a pack of Christmas cards, designed by the people that we work with in our therapeutic art classes.
The money from this campaign will go where the need is greatest.
*Names have been changed.