Spitalfields Crypt Trust

The Journey to Recovery

Across East London, SCT supports people in recovery from homelessness and addiction to access the services that they need the most. We work with around 600 people a year, often with complex needs such as mental health issues or multiple addictions, to start their journey to recovery.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1075947)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • OtherOther


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Recovery from addiction and homelessness is complex. There is no solution that fits everyone and a tailored range of approaches is required to tackle addiction and homelessness to ensure long-term recovery can be sustained. During the pandemic, an increase in people sleeping rough in London alongside an increase in problematic drinking, means that there will be a heightened demand for SCT’s range of services.


SCT takes a whole-person approach that ensures that we can tackle recovery at all stages. This includes serving meals at our drop-in centre, running a rehabilitation recovery hostel, offering training and development opportunities and delivering a Housing First initiative. By supporting SCT’s Christmas appeal, the money donated will go where the need is greatest. During a time of such uncertainty, SCT knows that we need to both continue and adapt our services to reach those most in need.

  • I have learnt that stopping drinking is only the first part, through the work I have done at Acorn House, I have been taught the things that will best equip me to maintain being sober once I leave.

    — Previous resident of Acorn House, our recovery hostel

  • These activities have built my confidence and my communication skills and how I socialise with others and have helped me tap back into my creativity. They also have had a massive impact on my well-being and my self-care and how I see myself.

    — One of our students

  • SCT is such an amazing place. Since I’ve moved to London it has become my second home and it has changed my life, it has helped bring me back to life. Without SCT I would not be the strong person I am today.

    — One of our students