Spitalfields Crypt Trust

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: 6th November All of our charity shops and our two social enterprises are now closed until further notice. Update: 2nd November Our Watney Market and our Barking Road shops are now closed. The rest of our charity shops will close on Thursday 5th November. We…

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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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A commemoration for those who have died homeless

A few Thursdays ago, I attended a service of commemoration for those who have died homeless in the last year. SCT CEO Steve Coles The service, organised by the central London church St Martin-in-the-Fields, takes place every November for those struggling…

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Counsellor Steve taking part in therapeutic exercise

Once upon a time in the West

SCT therapist Steve Marshall visits Arizona’s premier rehab  In October, a member of our counselling team set off to one of the USA’s top drug and alcohol residential treatment centre, Sierra Tucson in the state of Arizona. The idea was to learn about the treatments they offer their clients…

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SCT Sleep Out 2019

SCT Sleep Out raises £8,000 for local homeless

We marked World Homeless Day last Friday with an all-night fundraiser at Christ Church Spitalfields for people facing homelessness and addiction in East London. Our first ever Sleep Out raised over £8,000 – which will go towards the vital services we…

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SCT is seeking evaluation consultancy

Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is seeking the services of a consultant or consultancy to evaluate SCT’s Primary Programme services. The consultant or consultancy is expected to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Primary Programme services – producing detailed, specific and impartial findings and recommendations. SCT is welcoming Expressions of…

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Hackney Arts and SCT

SCT’s Recovery Community chooses creativity with new arts series

Social enterprise Hackney Arts delivers creative arts sessions to SCT’s Choices recovery community. Over the past year, SCT has teamed up with Hackney Arts, to run a series of creative sessions for our recovery community. From life drawing and abstract painting to 3D printing, members of Choices got their hands…

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