The Forward Trust

About the Organisation

From 1 April 2022, Substance Abuse Services in Southend will be provided by Open Road in partnership with The Forward Trust.  The Forward Trust and Open Road are two charities with decades of experience in supporting people experiencing addiction. We will work with you to achieve your goals, whether that's building a life completely free from substances, or cutting down and staying safe.

The support offered is tailored to each person’s needs, so will look slightly different for everyone. When you first get in touch, Southend STARS will complete an assessment with you to understand what will work for you, before putting together a plan of how you will work together.

Many of the same services will be available to you (see below)  and we are going to be offering new kinds of support.

One-to-one support
Group interventions
Substance specific interventions
BBV Screening
Hospital drug and alcohol liaison
Psychology service
Drug testing
Pharmacological interventions
Specialist prescribing interventions
Alcohol home detoxification service
Support with the underlying issues of substance misuse
Needle exchange
Parent and carers support

Contact Email
Contact Name
Paula Lee - BRIC Coordinator (Building Recovery in Communities).

Phone Number
01702 431889
Address Line 1
25 Weston Road
Southend on Sea
Post Code
Opening Times
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesdays 9.30am-8.00pm
Service Area