Amy Winehouse Charity To Open London Home For Female Recovering Addicts

Amy’s Place opens on August 22.

August 01, 2016
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The Amy Winehouse Foundation is to open a home for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. The east London recovery home will be in operation as of August 22, some five years after Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011.

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Amy's Place aims to help recovering female addicts reintegrate into society and sustain their recovery, reports The Guardian.

Dominic Ruffy, the special project director at the Amy Winehouse Foundation, said Amy's Place was set up partly in response to the lack of female-only recovery homes in the U.K., as well as being a place for addicts to focus on sober life. “Picture a person who is 14 years old, has come from a broken home, hasn’t engaged at school, ends on a path of addiction and winds up at 25-26 years old going to rehab, learning how to get clean, and then leaving rehab and being told to get on with it," he said. "It can be as simple as not knowing how to go about getting your benefits or engaging in college."

The home is made up of 12 self-contained apartments and can house up to 16 women. Amy's Place was created with the help of Centra Care and Support, part of not-for-profit organisation Circle Housing, one of the U.K.’s largest providers of affordable housing.

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