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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Donate to Open Road. Every penny you donate goes towards giving a better opportunity to another individual, family or community affected by drugs or alcohol. Find out how to donate here. We have given donation amount examples to show how your money could make a difference.

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Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £1,243.50

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Our Impact

33,500

People Supported by Open Road in 5 years

29

The number of years Open Road has been operating

85%

Percentage of clients who successfully complete treatment through Open Road

Volunteer opportunity

  • Appropriate Adult Service

    The Essex Appropriate Adult Service operates at Essex Police custody suites in police stations across Essex, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more

Vacancies

  • Project Worker, Vange

    The role of the Project Worker is to manage the Open Access service, undertake admin duties and support with data input and the maintenance of the client database. Read more

  • Recovery Worker, Vange

    As the Recovery Worker you will be responsible for care co-ordination of all clients entering the service and engaging in treatment. You will also be responsible for the development of recovery plans for individual clients, and for liaising with other service providers relevant to the individual’s needs. This role may include supporting the service as an Outreach in the future, so the ability to drive and access to a car is a requirement. 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