CRASH helps refurbish Recovery Hub and supported housing for homeless people in London

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CRASH Charity helped Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) completely refurbish their Recovery Hub, as well as renovate several living spaces at their supported housing accommodation.

Spitalfields Crypt Trust help vulnerable homeless people recover from drug and alcohol addiction through training, work experience and employment. Their long term support helps people to rebuild their confidence, self-respect and make real and lasting changes in their lives.

The charity applied to CRASH to help renovate their Recovery Hub and improve the living spaces at their supported housing accommodation, in order to create the best possible environment for recovery.

CRASH awarded SCT a cash grant of £40,000 to help with this significant building project. CRASH Patron Partners: 8build, AECOM, Arcadis, Areen Design, British Gypsum, Dulux Trade, Geberit, VolkerFitzpatrick and CRASH supporters generously donated their professional skills and materials to transform the space, bringing the total value of support to £109,236.

Steve Coles, Chief Executive at SCT, said:

‘‘Knowing we now have the right space to help people put their lives back together is really wonderful. The beautifully refurbished Recovery Hub embraces everything SCT has to offer with its activity and counselling rooms, and social spaces designed to offer our students and residents the very best environment to recover in.’’

Daniel Hilton, Director of Operations at SCT, said:

“The Recovery Hub has a great future to provide the UK’s most effective and compassionate recovery programme. We cannot thank CRASH and their Patron Partners enough for helping with this project.”