Registered charity number 1154842
Last updated June 2016

About us

Charis was set up in 1988 in response to a lack of residential treatment for alcoholics / drug addicts. Originally, it was a primary programme only for 7 men. Because of its immediate success, plans to extend the home were put in place in 1990 and the extended Charis included a Second Stage and was opened by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton. Since that time, much work has gone into the actual therapy programme and further facilities. The Charis Terrace opened on 1st July 1997 and provides 12 rehabilitation flats where the progress started in Second Stage (now 7 rooms) is continued and developed. All developments throughout were funded by Grant Making Trusts, Foundations and other organisations.