The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities (TCTC)

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The TCTC is a membership charity for all those connected with, interested or involved in the delivery of relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan.
Their website is for people wanting to know more about therapeutic communities (TCs) and therapeutic environments. It describes the different types of TCs, what they do and who might benefit from them. The member organisations can be found across the UK and overseas and if you are looking for a TC in your area you will find the members directory on the website very helpful.
The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities (TCTC) promotes a values based approach to working with people. They believe that relationships and shared responsibility are central to all organisations and that the overall social environment is critical to the effectiveness of any service. Therapeutic Communities (TCs) are settings where the whole context; the physical environment, the way the day is planned and the relationships a person has, are considered to be part of the therapeutic process.

  • TCTC represents and promotes therapeutic communities, other therapeutic environments and TC values at a local and national level.
  • They provide a focus for knowledge, research and training and offer support and information to TCs and to individuals and groups that want to know more about this approach.
  • They publish a journal Therapeutic Communities with Emerald Publishing. .
  • They run Sector Groups in Research and Development and Childrens and Young People.
  • They run an Annual Conference held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.

Contact Details

01242 620 077



Waterfront, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Kent CT14 7LL

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri10am-5pm

Individual membership costs £65 pa or £10 for people who are unwaged.

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