The Living Room has held its annual Open Days at Stevenage and St Albans, giving visitors an insight into our unique service and an opportunity to hear testimonials from some of our graduates.

On Thursday 6th September, we opened the doors of our Stevenage centre to partnership organisations, commissioning groups, local dignitaries, councillors and other members of our community. Visitors were shown around our facilities, met our counsellors, management team and some of our service users then listened to testimonies from three of our graduates. 


Rob Henry (TLR's chair of trustees) and Katie Carter (manager) greet Stevenage Mayor Margaret Notley.

Anthony, Susie and Jo gave powerful accounts of their lives before, during and after they attended The Living Room's Stevenage Centre. All three acknowledged that they would not have been able to attend treatment if it hadn't been free of charge and they stayed because they could related to the counsellors, who themselves were in recovery.

TLR Founder, Janis Feely MBE with Chief Executive, Adrienne Arthurs.

Guests at our Open Day in St Albans on 20th September heard inspiring stories from three of our current clients. Hannah, June and Tracey gave inspiring accounts of how their lives have changed now that they have respectively found recovery from alcohol, gambling and cocaine addiction. 

Janis Feely, Adrienne Arthurs and trustee Eddie Mills greet St Albans mayor, Rosemary Farmer, to the Open Day.