Read about how the Capital Card® has impacted the lives of it users, staff and spend partners.

HRS Staff on the Capital Card® Scheme

EG is an NHS mental health nurse working with WDP in Hackney. When asked how the Capital Card® was affecting clients in recovery, he said this: “When I first heard about the Capital Card I genuinely thought that it was a complete waste of time and potentially a little belittling to our client group. Since its…

Eleanora on the Capital Card®

The Capital Card® not only helps service users in their recovery, but is designed to include service users who are looking at gaining new skills and experience. Capital Card® Ambassadors are peer mentors who want to help expand the Capital Card® scheme for their local service and provide the community a chance to support service users.…

Claude’s story

Claude came to WDP after a lengthy battle with alcohol, having been drinking for over 40 years. When her son suddenly died aged only 34, Claude found that her drinking had escalated and her health was at risk. Everyday tasks became increasingly difficult and finding motivation for anything other than drinking was hard. “Sometimes I…

Service User’s Story

This Service User (SU) who wishes to remain anonymous is WDP’s Hackney Recovery Service’s Volunteer Capital Card® Ambassador and has been talking to local businesses and expanding the capital card scheme across WDP services, as well as helping other Capital Card® Ambassadors. This is their story of how they became the first Capital Card® Ambassador.…

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