The Amy Winehouse Foundation Featured on BBC Two
On Monday 20th February, BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire topical morning programme featured ‘Amy’s Place’ – the UK’s only dedicated women-only recovery centre for addiction for those under 30. Set up and ran by The Amy Winehouse Foundation, and instigated by Amy Winehouse’s step-mother Jane Winehouse, the programme is the first to explore the work the foundation is doing to help women of all ages to overcome both alcohol and drug addictions.
Mrs Winehouse, interviewed for the feature, said: “For a lot of them, all they could think about was, ‘If I have to go back to where I was before, I’m just not going to stand a chance.”
Set up in partnership with the housing provider Centra, in the London house each of the 16 occupants gets her own flat, paid for using housing benefit, where they can stay for up to two years. There is a strict policy of no drugs, no alcohol and no overnight guests and they must agree to random drugs tests. Additionally, the women must take part in activities outside the house that can help them stay clean and prepare them for living by themselves.
To see the full feature, click here.