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Recovery College

(The Recovery College)

The Recovery College welcomes everyone in Camden and Islington to attend our free, friendly and welcoming recovery focused educational courses.

We provide a range of health and well-being adult educational courses/workshops. We provide an innovative shared learning environment for service users, carers, and members of the general public with the intention of inspiring hope and embodying the principles of recovery.

Contact details

Contact Name
Iris Deane
Contact Position
Recovery College Manager
020 3317 6904
Recovery College 


St. Pancras Hospital
St. Pancras Way

Further details

St Pancras and Somers Town Ward
Last checked date
Record ID

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
SEN Provision Type
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

The Hub is located in Camden 4 St Pancras Way, corner Granary Street and all venues are throughout Islington and Camden Boroughs. We accept students living in Camden and Islington or having another attachment with the Boroughs.

Who does your service provide for?

We provide free education for people from all walks of life and in particular local communities.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

We can only accept people 18 upwards.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

We are commissioned by Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG). There are no referral requirements - you can just contact us directly.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

We always ask for students’ feedback on all courses/workshops. As we are a co-produced college with recovery tutors being ‘experts by experience’ and ‘professional/ work expertise’ on topic subjects working together from the outset to create course/workshop materials taking into account NICE guidelines. We got representatives on the steering group (peer) and quality assurance panel student rep. We take volunteers which often are students, wanting to give back and becoming members of our team for up to 6 months.

The design of the Hub was carried out with Camden & Islington Trust service user involvement and is therefore very vibrant and lively through colour choices plus welcoming & warm by choosing certain materials over others.

We offer different communication routes to all students e.g. written, electronic and in person plus cater for a lot of additional learning needs by adapting our materials to suits the group of learners and individuals whenever reasonably possible.

Is your service fully accessible?

Yes, we choose our community venues carefully to remove barriers due to mobility issues. However we are probably not fully accessible to all possible sensory impairments, but work closely with students to meet their individual learning needs via Individual Learning Journey Plans.

The more students tell us in advance about their access and learning needs, the more we can potentially offer through other partnership organisations.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

All staff are trained on equality & diversity and safeguarding. We are not a statutory college, but are guided by the NHS trust policies around this area.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

In the first instance, please contact The Recovery College either by email or by telephone on 020 3317 6904.

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

Please visit or use the contact details about for further information.

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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