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

Make a referral

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: £40.00


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

Open Road wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Open Road has received a £1000 Movement for Good Award from Ecclesiastical following nominations by the public.


Author: Adam Coombes1

Open Road volunteer receives award

Open Road's Phil Richards receives the Individual Adult Volunteer Award at the "Who Will Care Awards 2019"


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Water Direct quenches a thirst

Open Road receives a generous donation of 4 months supply of bottled water from Water Direct to be used upon the SOS Buses to quench the thirsts of those using the service


Author: Adam Coombes1

Volunteer opportunity

  • SOS Buses - volunteering

    We operate SOS Bus services in Colchester High Street every Friday and Saturday might throughout the year. Our Chelmsford SOS Bus operates every Friday and some Saturdays. Read more


  • SOS Bus Driver Chelmsford

    Your role is to drive and maintain the SOS Bus under the direction of the SOS Buses Co-ordinator and promote the functions of the project. Read more

  • SOS Bus Driver Colchester

    To drive and maintain the Colchester Safer Communities and SOS Bus under the direction of the Service Manager and promote the functions of the project. Read more

  • Fundraising Manager

    The Fundraising Manager role is a new role created as part of our recently agreed investment in fundraising to help us to deliver our strategic and operational ambitions in line with our five year plan. Read more