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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, St Albans and Watford, staffed by highly-trained counsellors with lived experience of addiction themselves.  We offer free, day-time, group counselling, peer support and workshop therapies.

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.

The Living Room Sponsored Walk

Join us for The Living Room Sponsored Walk around Letchworth Garden City's 13.6 mile Country Trail.




Tickets: From £0.00

Author: Cerise James

Location: Standalone Farm,Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City

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.


Author: Mark Wiseman

26 miles for The Living Room

To support The Living Room in their life changing work


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Target amount: £1,500.00

Amount raised: £852.00

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LGBTQ+ Statement

The Living Room supports the LGBTQ+ community. Read on for a statement from Katie Carter, our LGBTQ+ Ambassador.


Author: Mark Wiseman

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 2019, we are aiming to raise £20,000 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: £12,564.85


Our impact


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


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


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


  • King Alcohol

    The Living Room presents 'King Alcohol', a play depicting addiction in its various guises and performed by some of our counsellors. Read more

  • Watford gets a Living Room of its own

    The Living Room in Watford is now open. The town's elected mayor, Peter Taylor, joined our team, local residents and other Watford charities to cut the ribbon on our new centre. Read more

  • Marathon runners clock up the miles for The Living Room

    Two of our fantastic fundraisers, Vicky Cottom and George Livingston, are on course to raise thousands of pounds by running The London Marathon and the Marathon-Des-Sables. Read more


  • The Living Room Sponsored Walk

    Join us for The Living Room Sponsored Walk around Letchworth Garden City's 13.6 mile Country Trail. Read more

  • The Eden Consort

    Trinity Church in Knebworth is kindly hosting a recital by The Eden Consort in aid of The Living Room and in memory of Beverley Barowitz. Read more