Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Our shop windows are telling the stories of recovery in East London

A big part of our recovery pathway is our Training and Development Centre, which offers activities and training to men and women in recovery from addictions. We run regular classes in literacy, art, creative writing, digital skills, gardening, and woodwork, helping students to improve self-esteem, develop creativity, learn…

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“I am reversible” – Vaughan’s Story 

CW: Mentions of suicide, self-harm, drinking, addiction  As a young child, Vaughan faced domestic violence and precarious housing, his parents struggled with drinking and he ended up in care. He became an alcoholic at a young age while moving through the care system, then into bedsits, sofa…

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SCT launches a new online charity shop

Today we’re opening our new online shop showcasing an expertly curated selection of our finest clothes, accessories, and homewares donated by our kind supporters. Our charity shops have had a presence on the streets of East London for over 25 years. Since then, we’ve rehomed millions of preloved items, and…

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Steve Coles reflects upon his years at SCT

Steve started at SCT in January 2017, as his first CEO role after years of experience in similar charities and social enterprises. Having been with us through some of the best and most difficult times, Steve is stepping down from his role on the 16th of July to take on…

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SCT welcomes new CEO

We are delighted to welcome Tony Chasteauneuf, who will take over leadership of SCT in August. Tony joins us after 14 years with The Salvation Army in Australia and the UK, and 12 years at Turning Tides (formerly Worthing Churches Homeless Projects). “I’m very excited to be…

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Luke Garth speaks out about homelessness at Christmas

As part of our winter campaign, SCT spoke with Luke Garth about his experiences with homelessness at Christmas. Luke was a contestant on The Bridge – which we watched as fans of woodwork and DIY (and reality TV). Speaking about his experiences as a child, Luke is raising…

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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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SCT launches “Last Christmas” winter appeal

This Christmas, some people 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 rough…

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SCT publishes 2020 Annual Report

We have published our 2020 Annual Report, highlighting the impact of our work tackling homelessness and addiction. SCT’s annual report is a review of the financial year 2019-20, and includes a summary of our financial statements. Towards the end of the reporting period, we began to face the impact…

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SCT opens a new ‘concept’ charity shop

Our eighth charity shop is now open on Mare Street in Hackney. Taking a new approach, this shop offers a curated selection of second-hand and vintage items including clothes, books, homeware, and accessories. Since opening at the end of September, the new SCT shop has been warmly welcomed into…

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