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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: Jamie’s poem

  Thank you SCT for these moments I can share Thank you for the effort, and how the staff all care. A phone call in the day or a phone call late at night You got me through my hard times when I don’t wanna fight.   Lock down isn’t…

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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: 13th July We are reopening Restoration Station! Our furniture restoration shop will now be open: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:30 – 5pm And closed for the rest of the week. Please get in touch with us about making donations.   Update: 30th June We are…

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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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‘Matter of life or death’

Gary Davidge, our Homeless Drop-in manager, talks to us about the state of homelessness, the increase in homeless deaths and the people we have lost this year. How long have you been with SCT? What changes have you seen over this period? I have been working at SCT in…

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