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Basildon Centre

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: Following Government and Public Health England guidelines, our centres are not to be attended without a pre-arranged appointment. All drop-in services and groups are temporarily suspended until further notice. All further appointments will be honoured over the phone.

Contact Details

13 Southview Road, Vange, Essex, SS16 4ER. (behind Vange Library) Telephone: 01268 531435 Centre Manager: Corinne Johns

Opening Hours

Monday           9.30am – 5.00pm

Tuesday          9.30am – 8.00pm*

Wednesday     9.30am – 5.00pm*

Thursday        9.30am – 5.00pm

Friday            9:30am – 5.00pm

Saturday        Closed

Sunday          Closed

* Closed between 2.00pm and 5.00pm . Please ring ahead for exchanges or other services.

How to sign up for support

If you are looking to sign up for support through this centre for your substance issues, then we hold drop-in’s where you will be required to attend. We see people at the assessment times on a first come first served basis. The assessment takes up to one hour to complete. Opiate (heroin) assessment drop in: 2pm on Monday’s. Generic (cocaine, cannabis, other substances) assessments drop in: 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

Outreach Locations

Brentwood, Castle Point & Rochford, Canvey Island, Wickford, Benfleet

Groups Calendar

Click below to see the Basildon recovery groups.

Basildon Drop In Centre

Basildon Needle Exchange

About the Basildon centre

The Basildon Centre is home to Open Road and Essex STaRS. Within the centre there are a number of services available including a drop-in area. As part of our drop in, we have a Needle Exchange service, where clients can come and discuss, confidentially, aspects of harm minimisation, and safe practice. Clients do not need appointments to access the drop in, however, are requested to call if attending between 2-5pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. The other aspect to our work is in providing a treatment package for service users and their families. We do this by assessing the individual’s need, and then planning a treatment journey with the client to enable them to make changes in their lives. We would recommend making an initial appointment to access this treatment programme. As part of our joined up service provision you can access Essex Young Peoples Drug & Alcohol service (EYPDAS) for under 25 year olds at this centre.

Alcohol and substance support groups in Essex

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Essex – Listed in alphabetical order by town name Cocaine Anonymous (CA) groups in Essex – Listed chronologically from Sunday to Saturday Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups in Essex – Listed chronologically from Sunday to Saturday