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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 present with national award for social change

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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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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Our Impact

33,500
People Supported by Open Road in 5 years
30
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

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.

Vacancies

Women’s Complex Needs Substance Misuse Specialist

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced substance misuse worker to work within the Next Chapter Recovery Refuge in Colchester. Holding a caseload of a maximum of nine clients you will be responsible for assessing clinical needs and delivering treatment plans for the clients. Liaising with Essex STARS to arrange maintenance prescribing and medical detoxifications, providing relapse prevention and other interventions to enable the women to reduce and detoxify from substances of abuse, and establish a strong foundation for their recovery after leaving the refuge. You will supported by a dedicated team and manager, work alongside the Sharps day programme, and have the operational freedom to develop recovery focussed interventions as part of the comprehensive group programme offered at Next Chapter.

Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Part Time, 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.

Recovery Worker (Substance Misuse), Full Time, 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.