Last updated: 3 April 2020
The way you get support from us will be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. Things are changing quickly, so keep checking this page and our national coronavirus info page for updates.
If your worker isn’t available, please give us a call on the main service number. We’re answering calls between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays. If you ring outside of those hours, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Updates to the service:
- Our service is running but we have shifted to telephone-based support and appointments.
- We are still taking new referrals. Please use the referral form.
- Needle Exchange and Naloxone is available from the hub but please call ahead to arrange pickup.
- To help you stay safe, we are changing the way we prescribe medication for a while. Please take a look at our prescriptions info page to see what’s happening. If you have any questions about this, give us a call.
- Our groups won’t be running for a while. We are exploring moving some groups online. In the meantime, you can access Breaking Free Online (call the service for an access code if you don’t already have a login) and find online groups and support options on our coronavirus info page.
This info is correct as of 3 April 2020. The info below this section applies when the service is running normally. We know this is a difficult time, but it won’t be like this forever.
For now, the top of this page is where you can find the most up to date info. If you have any questions or you're worried about something, please get in touch.
How we can help
There are a range of ways we can support you if you are having issues with drugs or alcohol. Our service is a safe and confidential space for you.
We are a 10-minute walk from Walthamstow Central station or a 10-minute bus ride on the W12 which stops outside the service.
- 1 Beulah Road
Walthamstow E17 9LG
- Monday 9.30 - 17.00
- Tuesday 9.30 - 20.00
- Wednesday 12.30 - 17.00
- Thursday 9.30 - 20.00
- Friday 9.30 - 17.00
Phone: 0203 826 9600
Fax: 0208 509 8015
Email: [email protected]
Advice and support
We offer one-to-one key working, therapies, and support groups.
You can get harm reduction advice at our needle exchange.
Café Life which is a community cafe open to everyone, where you can take part in activity groups or just have a hot drink and a friendly chat. It is open every Wednesday from 11.00 to 15.00 and is led by volunteers. The address is: Cornerstone Community Centre, 149 Canterbury Road, Leyton, E10 6EH.
Your first visit
A friendly peer mentor will greet you at reception, they will ask how they can help you and you will be asked to take a seat. In the meantime, you will be given access to the recovery kitchen to help yourself to tea or coffee. If you have come for an assessment you will be assessed by a worker who will explore all treatment options with you and introduce to all our services.
Our welcome group
Our welcome group takes place every Tuesday at 12pm. you'll be introduced to the service by peer mentors. You'll also get a welcome pack with information about the service.