How Amy Winehouse’s Legacy Is Helping Young Women Overcome Addiction


By Heather Saul

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Mornings are a simple affair for Chantelle. After waking up, she heads downstairs to the communal kitchen of the complex she lives in and puts the kettle on. If the weather is nice she’ll sit at the garden table with a coffee and read through her prayers. After a chaotic childhood marked by abuse and addiction, Chantelle, 22, finally has some peace. She lives in Amy’s Place, the co-housing community in east London built in Amy Winehouse’s memory. It’s the only recovery house in the UK dedicated to helping women under 30 who have experienced addiction.

Amy’s Place bridges the gap between rehabilitation and completely independent living. It was set up by the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity established by the Winehouse family in 2011. Amy’s Place opened in August 2016 – five years…click here to continue reading