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. Read more

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. Read more

Open Road's Steve Wood shortlisted for national award

Open Road's Welfare and Criminal Justice manager Steve Wood has been short listed in the "Outstanding Contribution" category at the annual DSC Social Change Awards. Open Road supporters are encouraged to go online and vote for him! Read more

Open Road hosts 2019 AGM

Open Road hosts its Annual General Meeting at the Community Stadium, Colchester. Introduced by Open Road's Chair of Trustees Robert Smith, with keynote speaker Essex Police Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills and a County Lines Gang production by AlterEgo Creative Solutions. Read more

Open Road’s “A Team” supports Ed Sheeran’s homecoming in Ipswich.

Open Road provides welfare services to Ed Sheeran’s homecoming legs on his record breaking Divide World Tour. Read more

Clacton centre gets a spring clean

Open Road's Clacton Centre has received a spring clean in a project taken by those associated to the centre. Read here.. Read more

Open Road headlines welfare services at Latitude

Open Road returned to provide welfare services at Latitude in 2019. Read the article to find out how we got on. Read more

Family & friends fundraise in memory of John

Family & friends of John Richards have continued their fundraising support for Open Road by hosting a quiz night and an annual football match in his memory. Read more

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. Read more

Open Road supports at the Steel Yard Festival

A team from Open Road attended this years Steel Yard Festival in Finsbury Park, London to deliver welfare services to festival goers over the late May bank Holiday. Read more

Open Road volunteer receives award

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

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 Read more

Brizzie blasts the London Marathon

Chelmsford volunteer raises £765 for Open Road Read more

Newsletter - On the Road

'On the Road' is our quarterly newsletter for staff, volunteers, service users and all friends of Open Road Read more

Essex Radio tunes in to New Year's Eve SOS Bus services

They're not 'drunk tanks' says SOS Bus Manager Steve Wood Read more

Charity Ball raises over £10,000

September 2018 saw the ever popular Open Road Charity Ball which took place once again at Le Talbooth, Dedham, Essex Read more

Community icon speaks at AGM

Councillor John Spence, pictured, gave an inspiring keynote speech at our AGM in October 2018. Read more