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.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £1,531.37


Our Impact


People Supported by Open Road in 5 years


The number of years Open Road has been operating


Percentage of clients who successfully complete treatment through Open Road

Open Road Charity Ball 2021

Open Road is hosting the annual Charity Ball in Dedham Essex. Visit the event page to find out more about this special evening in Open Road's 30th year.




Tickets: From £70.00

Author: Adam Coombes

Location: Le Talbooth,Gun Hill, Dedham

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


  • Finance Assistant

    The role of the Finance Assistant is to provide highly organised and accurate finance and administrative support to the Finance Manager and members of the Senior Management Team. Read more

  • Young Person's Substance Misuse Worker

    As the Young Person's Substance Misuse Worker, you will be responsible for the assessment and management of a caseload as well as the delivery of both structured and semi structured interventions in both one to one and group sessions. 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