Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Time to decriminalise homelessness and provide more support

With a 27% increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets, we’re shocked to hear that the government continues to pursue new legislation that could criminalise people experiencing homelessness. We’re facing a homeless emergency, and the policy demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the root causes of…

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A season of boundless possibilities

Acts of kindness towards us often go unnoticed when we’re preoccupied with our own worries, disappointments and stresses. Maybe because in those difficult times, we find it hard to believe that anyone would want to be kind to us? Maybe because we don’t think anyone would think we’re…

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SCT publishes its 2022 to 2023 annual report and accounts

We have published our review of the financial year 2022 to 2023, which includes a summary of financial statements. During the year we had many wonderful highlights. 39 people or nearly 40% of Acorn House residents successfully completing a 6 month addiction recovery programme. This is an amazing achievement, particularly…

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Celebrating Transformations in 2023: A message from our CEO

At Christmas, I often look back and reflect on the year that’s been.  It has been a year of challenges for many, from the cost-of-living crisis and the lack of affordable housing to increasing levels of homelessness and struggling communities being pitted against each other.  And yet…. during life’s most…

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Ellie’s Transformation Story

I’d heard about all the amazing classes run by SCT, like woodwork, creative writing and art that you could do if you were in recovery. I was going through a break-up at the time, and I looked for women’s support groups online. When I walk through the door, I…

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Yves’ Transformation Story

Eight months ago, I walked through the doors of SCT, not quite knowing what to expect. I had heard about SCT from someone at my AA group, who had recommended it to me. When I first came to SCT in March this year, I started attending their computer skills…

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Diana’s Transformation Story

In April 2022 I was doing an aftercare program with Kairos community trust after 7 months in residential rehab and was introduced to SCT. Out in the real world, I was hit by reality; my benefits were stopped, I had to attend court for the rights of my children,…

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Get involved in our East London Art Trail

This winter, we’re bringing back our Art Trail and sharing some of the artwork created by our students. Each one has been created by someone in recovery and tells a personal story of transformation. Entitled Transformations, the Art Trail is the cornerstone of our winter campaign. As well as shining…

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SCT taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge

Can you help more people recover from homelessness and addiction? We’ve been chosen to take part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge Give between 28 November and 5 December and your donation could be doubled. Can you help us raise £45,000 to help more people overcome homelessness and addiction? Go…

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Our Watney Market Charity Shop Gets a Makeover!  

In the bustling heart of Watney Market, something special has been brewing. Our Watney Market charity shop has undergone a remarkable transformation, and we are thrilled to share the exciting details with you. Join us as we explore the story behind this transformation and discover how it’s making a…

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