Capital Cards

The Capital Card has now been up and running in Hackney Recovery Service for almost 6 months. We are enormously proud of how it has been received and we now have 926 members signed up to the scheme, with over 10 local spend partners offering over 20 different activities, services and products.

Service users can spend the points they earn accessing treatment and recovery support in their local community on  activities such as:


Service users have only had positive feedback and the data from Q1 in Hackney shows that the Capital Card is having a positive impact across the board: effective engagement in treatment, successful completions, attendance at groups, one to ones and clinical appointments and TOPS outcomes.

The Capital Card Shops offer real-life volunteering experience for Peer Mentors and our Capital Card Ambassadors, who are current service users.  They are also given the opportunity to represent Hackney Recovery Service and go out into their local community to recruit new spend partners. To date, our Hackney Capital Card Ambassadors have secured three new spend partners, with more on the horizon… This is a sector 1st – no other service users accessing substance misuse treatment have access to a scheme like this and we want to make it the best it can be!
Any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit the Capital Card website on