Our mission is to empower a diverse range
of individuals, families and communities to
lead healthy and more meaningful lives,
free from addiction, offending behaviour
and disadvantage, to ensure healthier,
happier lifestyles

Self Referral

Open Road now offers an online self referral option. Simply fill out the form and someone will get back to you within two working days to complete an initial assessment.


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Open Road's Steve scoops national award for social change

Open Road's Criminal Justice & Welfare Area Manager Steve Wood has won the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Social Change Awards 2020.


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Volunteer opportunity

  • Volunteer Fundraiser - Grants & Foundations

    Our fundraising team value the support of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers, and welcome support from those who are able to use there persuasive writing skills to help Open Road win new funding that will support us to sustain, increase and develop Read more


  • Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Harlow

    The Recovery Worker will be part of the Integrated Recovery Service Team. Working with clients, the Recovery Worker will initiate recovery, utilising clients’ individual recovery capital, and support reintegration and sustained long term recovery from substance misuse. Read more

  • SOS Bus Driver

    To drive and maintain the Colchester SOS Bus under the direction of the SOS Buses Co-ordinator and promote the functions of the project, in particular supporting the service in Harwich and Clacton. Read more

  • Drinkaware Crew Member

    We are looking to train and provide Drinkaware Crew venues in Colchester and Chelmsford to improve our ability to look after guests on a night out, and to identify and support people who may be vulnerable due to drinking too much. Working with a partner, you will mingle with guests to encourage a positive atmosphere, and help guests in practical ways. You will work with security, management and bar staff to escalate issues if required, and will compete an activity log at the end of the shift. Read more