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The Living Room Hertfordshire is an award winning addiction recovery charity, founded in 2000. Our centres in Hertfordshire are in Stevenage and St Albans, staffed by highly-trained counsellors with lived experience of addiction themselves.  We offer free, day-time, group counselling, peer support and workshop therapies using the 12-step programme.  Fortunately, we have a free crèche in Stevenage.  

Addiction is incredibly harmful to both individuals and families. It is often passed down the generations as a result of parents modelling addictive behaviours to their children who may also experience neglect or abuse. By supporting the whole family to recover together we break the generational cycle of addiction.

Families Living In Recovery

The Living Room, Relate and Family Lives are teaming up to deliver Families Living In Recovery, a scheme to support families living in crisis because of addiction.

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Author: Mark Wiseman

A letter to my Stepfather who died of alcoholism

The effects of addiction ripple beyond the sufferer to family, friends and the wider community. Emma-Jane Bradbury-Jackson expresses how painful it is to watch a loved one live and die with addiction in this letter to her stepfather.

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Author: Mark Wiseman

Hertfordshire Freemasons fund Disordered Eating group

We're delighted to announce the opening of a specialist Disordered Eating Group at our Stevenage centre, thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire Freemasons.

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Author: Mark Wiseman

It’s Good To Talk - UK Tour For Recovery 2019

I'm touring the UK on my bike to raise funds for a great cause and to get people talking about addiction and mental health.

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Author: Morgan Edwards

Target amount: £500.00

Amount raised: £155.00

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Become a Supporter of The Living Room - SOTLR

Are you interested in supporting the work we do? Do you have skills, energy and time to make a difference? Do you like being part of a social group with a community purpose? Why not become a Supporter of the Living Room and help to raise funds, give your time to a worth cause and have fun?

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Location: 8-10 The Glebe,Chells Way, Stevenage

General Donation

In 2018, we are aiming to raise £20,180 in our general appeal. This represents the cost of successfully treating eight clients at our main counselling group.

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Target amount: £20,000.00

Amount raised: £9,496.85

Fundraise

Our impact

448

The number of adults and children who accessed our services to receive treatment in 2017/18

£2595

is how much it costs to successfully treat a service user at The Living Room

10 months

The average stay in treatment for adults who then go on to stay in long term recovery

55%

Success rate for treating clients suffering with alcohol addiction (compared to a national average of 33%)

Download our At a Glance sheet for a more detailed Impact report

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