Rise - Newham

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Chemsex advice and support

The impact of chemsex can be different for different people, and the support you will receive will be personalised to your situation and needs.

The team works in a supportive way and will take time to explore and identify the issues that can trigger your drug or alcohol use.

Newham Rise works in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and their sexual health services to make sure everyone gets the support that’s right for them.

If you have a question or you're worried about something, we’re here for you. Our online chat service is free and you'll be speaking to a trained worker.

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If you would like support from our service, please give us a call or refer yourself via the online form on our Referrals page.

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Build on Belief

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays we offer a range of social activities run by our partners, Build on Belief (opens in new tab). It's a place to find a little extra support over the weekend. There's a little garden where you can relax with a cup of coffee. There's also a large kitchen for community meals. You can also do mindfulness, yoga, crafting, table tennis, and more.

Opening times

Our address is: 

3 Beckton Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4DE

  • Friday18:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday12:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday12:00 - 16:00

Family and carers

We are here to support you if your loved one is using drugs or alcohol or if you are a young person living under the care of someone using substances or alcohol. We commit to providing you with information, advice and support.

You don't have to be a registered carer to receive our support, and the person who is using drugs or alcohol doesn't need to be in treatment with us. We will ensure that you can confidentially reflect on your own needs and wellbeing without any judgement.

We host a family and carers’ group every week on Fridays at 12:30pm in our Canning Town hub (3 Beckton Road, E16 4DE).

We offer one-to-one catch-up sessions covering the five steps of a family intervention. If you need it, we can also refer you to our counselling service or any partner agencies.

We offer support and interventions for the whole family. If you are worried about a child aged 6-18 affected by a parent’s, carer’s or loved one’s substance use, please refer them to our Children and Families team.

If you would like to make a referral, please complete this form.

Individual placement support

Newham Works helps residents living in Newham into employment. Whatever your level of experience, they can provide support and advice about your next step.

They work with us to support people using our service into work through the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programme, offering a range of advice and guidance, which includes various support services, to help you secure employment.

What we provide:

  • One-to-one support, advice and guidance focused on your job goals
  • Benefits advice
  • CV and job application support
  • Sourcing and matching you to vacancies based around your goals and skill set.
  • Actively market you to local employers.
  • Interview support, including funding to travel to work and interview clothing
  • In work support, including regular meetings and continued support as you start work.

You must be currently accessing support from Change Grow Live Newham Rise to access IPS. Please speak with your recovery worker to discuss a referral.

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A free legal service which is available to all people accessing our service. The service can help you with a range of problems.

  • Allowances and benefits
  • Debt problems
  • Housing issues

Release can guide and support you to apply for these benefits and help challenge decisions if you disagree with them. To access your free legal service, speak with your keyworker, or ask a member of staff to make an appointment.

Visit the Release website for more information
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Outreach and engagement

Our Outreach and Engagement team works with people who face barriers to accessing treatment. Some of these barriers include homelessness, unmanaged mental health conditions, mobility or poor physical health conditions, marginalisation and disadvantages, or social stigma.

The team are flexible and work in a way that suits you. They can meet you in the community, your home, at another service you attend, or even at your place of rough sleeping. At the earliest point in your journey, our staff will accompany you to various appointments and to one of our hubs to help you access support.

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Active Newham – Gym Pass

Newham Rise offers access to all Active Newham gyms to help with your recovery and wellbeing.

When you join the service, you’ll be able to get a 3-month gym pass. If you attend 10 gym sessions or more during this time, you can renew your pass for another 3 months. Please speak with your recovery worker to discuss an application.