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A Thanksgiving and Celebration Marking Our 30th Anniversary

A Thanksgiving and Celebration Marking Our 30th Anniversary

This year, Open Road celebrates the 30th anniversary of our founding in 1990. We are delighted to invite you and a guest to our Thanksgiving and Celebration event at 7pm on Wednesday 17th November, at Chelmsford Cathedral.

Open Road welcomes High Sheriff of Essex, Simon Brice

Open Road welcomes High Sheriff of Essex, Simon Brice

We were delighted to recently welcome the High Sheriff of Essex, Simon Brice to Open Road’s Colchester head office to meet our staff, volunteers and clients, and hear more about our vital work in helping vulnerable people throughout Essex and Medway.

LGBTQ+ Outreach Project

LGBTQ+ Outreach Project

We are conducting this pilot project to establish the local unmet need for a service to support people from the LGBTQ+ community, who may be struggling with substance misuse and mental health issues.

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

This is a memoir of Laura’s late brother who was a regular at Colchester STaRS and Open Road. It is an account of how ordinary people can become trapped into addiction and not find their way out. As well as fond memories, humour and some unavoidable moments of grief...