Empowering individuals, families and communities in their journey of recovery from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and other addictions

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If you are a professional working with a client who requires support around their drug or alcohol usage, then make the referral here.


Author: Tom Laker


Find out how you can fundraise for Open Road and read some of our fundraising stories


Author: Tom Laker


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.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £0.00


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

SOS Buses and Volunteering

We operate SOS Bus services in Colchester High Street and Chelmsford City Centre every weekend. Our SOS Buses provide a safe haven for any vulnerable person or anyone who is at risk. Our on-board medical teams work in specially adapted treatment rooms. We cannot operate the SOS Buses without our amazing teams of volunteers.



Volunteer opportunity

  • S.W.E.A.T Project volunteer counsellor

    Open Road's S.W.E.A.T Project focuses on providing support to those effected by the use of steroids and IPED's (Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs) We currently have availability for qualified or part qualified counsellors to support this unique project. Read more


  • 'S.W.E.A.T' Outreach Worker - Colchester & Chelmsford

    Open Road’s ‘S.W.E.A.T’ service (Steroids, Weights, Education & Therapy) is the only one of its kind in the south of the country and as such, we are seeking a similarly impressive person to join this specialist team. Read more

  • Training and Volunteer Development Co-ordinator, Medway, Kent

    Our Wellness and Recovery Service in Medway helps adult clients move away from substance misuse treatment services and back into employment and education. Its focus is supporting clients as they make positive, meaningful life changes. The team are now looking for the right person to recruit, train and develop volunteers to support the service. Read more