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Dry January® 2024

Dry January® 2024

Are you doing #DryJanuary next month?

Just a month without alcohol has amazing health benefits for your body, including lower blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risks.

You could save money by cutting out alcohol from your monthly spending. Research shows 88% of people will save money!

Go Sober for October

Go Sober for October

Now’s the time. Go Sober for October!If you’re looking for a reason to cut back — or simply reset your relationship with alcohol, then joining the Sober October challenge might be the perfect motivator. Click button below to start your fundraiser page or donate to...

Open Road Presents our Charity Quiz Night!

Open Road Presents our Charity Quiz Night!

Come down to the lovely Courtyard in Chelmsford and spend the night testing your trivia with friends, whilst raising money for our charity, we are also holding a raffle where you can bag yourself some fab prizes!

Open Road Wins The High Sheriffs’ Shield

Open Road Wins The High Sheriffs’ Shield

We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded The High Sheriffs’ Shield for 2021-22, for the frontline work by our SOS Buses and supporting vulnerable people in Essex.

New IPS Individual Placement Support Service

New IPS Individual Placement Support Service

IPS is a new service that Open Road is delivering across Essex. Its primary goal is to help our service users find and retain employment in the competitive job marketplace.

‘30for30’ Campaign – Target Hit!

‘30for30’ Campaign – Target Hit!

We would like to thank all of those who took part in the campaign. All of the events and challenges, no matter how big or small have all gone towards hitting our target of £30,000.

Open Road Volunteer, Dennis is an MBE!

Open Road Volunteer, Dennis is an MBE!

We are absolutely delighted that SOS Bus Volunteer, Dennis Barnett has been honoured in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s Honour List with an MBE for his services to vulnerable people in Essex. 

Service User Satisfaction Survey

Service User Satisfaction Survey

We currently reviewing our service user strategy and as part of this review, we would like to gather feedback from those who use our services to help to improve and shape our services.

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.

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