Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

The Cedars

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We are a community recovery supported housing project offering second stage support to those individuals who have obtained a period of abstinence from drugs and or alcohol. We provide secure supportive accommodation in a purpose built building offering support to 7 service users. 

cedarsThe Cedars provides a supportive and secure environment, where they can continue their recovery journey, access support and establish their independence. Service users will be supported through regular key work sessions, peer support, life skill groups and a dedicated resettlement worker. Service users will be supported to maintain abstinence and to engage fully in voluntary work and education or training with an ultimate aim of, a return to paid employment and sustained independent living. There is an ethos of self directed support in the form of community groups and/or SMART groups ensuring that service users maintain motivation and abstinence whilst building a supportive social network.
 Service users will be supported with an individual aftercare package once they have successfully moved on from The Cedars.

We offer our service users the opportunity to be supported to achieve a return to independent living, substance free. Each service user will have a personalised plan developed by them with the help of their key worker. Our experienced staff team will support the service user using a range of tools, theories and approaches to ensure the best possible sustainable outcome is achieved.

We provide:

  • Secure accommodation
  • One to one key worker
  • Independent living skills
  • Structure
  • A personalised plan
  • ITEP mapping
  • Counselling
  • Peer support
  • Peer mentor training
  • Resettlement support

Make an appointment

To make a referral you will need to complete a referral form. You can do this by visiting the project in person, telephoning us, emailing or by asking a professional already involved in your support to help you.

Make a referral

Our referral forms are available from our project and most agencies locally have access to them.

Can’t attend your appointment?

Our referral forms need to be fully completed, this must include a personal statement in the service user's own words. We need as much information as possible: service users engaged with services such as substance misuse, mental health, prison or probation are advised to complete the application with a professional.

Other sources of local support



We are close to Canterbury East Station and Canterbury bus garage. Our service is opposite Canterbury Castle on a busy ring road but we have a car park at the rear. To access our car park, turn off the ring road as if you are going to Aldi. Go past Aldi's car park, then there is a sharp turning into a driveway on the left. Take that driveway, when you get to the bottom follow the drive round to the left and our car park is at the end.

8 Wincheap
United Kingdom
01227 784089

9.00 – 17.00  Monday to Friday