Spitalfields Crypt Trust

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…

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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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Spitalfields Crypt Trust’s community garden wins Green Flag Award

This year, our urban gardens in the grounds of St. Leonard’s Church will be raising a Green Flag Award. The gardens sit right at the heart of SCT, surrounded by our Training and Development centre, the Residential Recovery Programme, our two social enterprises, and one of our homeless drop-ins. Students,…

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Reflections on Last Year’s Sleep Out

Last year, on World Homeless Day, SCT hosted a Sleep Out to raise money for the local homeless community, and to raise awareness of the hardships facing rough sleepers as winter approaches. Around 30 people slept outside in Shoreditch, raising over £8,000 to support people in East London. Stanley was…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: The Lockdown Blues

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 reflections on lockdown. This is a song by one of our students, Josh, who’s…

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Stories of recovery in lockdown: A pandemic 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 reflections on these recovery during lockdown.   Mr Pandemic 2020   It is just…

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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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