Amy Winehouse Foundation to open London women’s home

Amy’s Place opens on 22 August and aims to help women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction in London

London-based charity The Amy Winhouse Foundation was set up in September 2011, just months after Amy Winehouse passed away due to accidental alcohol poisoning, with a view to providing support and education to young and vulnerable females in London. Today they announce a new residential centre in London to help young women who are recovering from alocholism and drug addiction.

“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,” says project director Dominic Ruffy. “It can be as simple as not knowing how to go about getting your benefits or engaging in college.”

The home will be made up of 12 self-contained flats with the opportunity to house up to 16 women and has been funded in part by Centra Care and Support, a subsidiary of the not-for-profit organisation Circle Housing.