Bristol’s last residential rehabilitation centre will close after a ‘crisis appeal’ failed to raise enough funds.
Chandos House in Redland has helped hundreds of men battling addiction and trauma during the past 35 years.
Earlier this year, the treatment centre launched an appeal after its funding was slashed by more than half. It needed £100,000 to stay afloat.
Celebrities who have battled addiction, including Will Self and Russell Brand, threw their weight behind the appeal, but sadly it did not raise the funds in time.
In a statement on Monday (September 3), the treatment centre said it will close in November.
James Dickinson, head of recovery and executive director, said: “Chandos House Addiction Treatment Centre in Bristol is announcing that after 35 years of serving the community it will be closing in 10 weeks’ time.
“The recent national campaign to raise sufficient funds to maintain our vital service has been unable to achieve its target.
We would like to thank Will Self and Russell Brand in particular for their hard work in promoting our cause, and for highlighting our plight in the face of swingeing austerity.
“We would also like to thank our hundreds of friends who have in recent weeks joined our struggle to survive. We will continue our work until our closure, and we remain hopeful for the miracle that might yet revive our fortune.”
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