Spitalfields Crypt Trust

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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We’re looking for an evaluation consultancy

Update: This position has now been filled.   SCT is seeking a skilled and experienced contractor to undertake an evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of our SCT’s Housing First service – producing detailed, specific, and impartial findings and recommendations. The evaluation aims to understand the effectiveness of the…

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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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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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