St Luke's Service - Barking and Dagenham

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Last updated: 2 July 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, Twitter and our national coronavirus info page for updates.

You can call us on 0208 595 1375 from 09:00 – 17:00 on weekdays. If you ring outside of these hours, leave a message and we'll get back to you asap. You can also email us on [email protected] or speak to us online

If your worker isn’t available, please give us a call on the main service number.

Updates to the service:

  • We are open, but for appointments only. Give us a ring if you have any questions.
  • We are still taking new referrals.

  • 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.

  • Needle exchange and Naloxone is available from pharmacies and at the service.

  • Our groups won’t be running as usual for a while but we exploring online options. In the meantime, you can also 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 2 July 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.

Find the latest information on coronavirus from the NHS and GOV.UK.

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How we can help

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We're here for you.

We support people having issues with drugs or alcohol. You'll be listened to and we will tailor the support you get to meet your needs. We provide guidance, support and advice. 

Find us

  • We are located a few doors away from Eastbrook school. 

    The nearest train station is on the District line, Dagenham East. It is then approximately 15 minute walk or you can get the 103 bus outside the station.

  • St Luke's Service
    Dagenham Road
    Dagenham RM10 7UP
  • If you're driving, you can park on the road outside the building.

Opening times

  • Monday9.30 - 19.30
  • Tuesday9.30 - 19.30
  • Wednesday12.30 - 19.30
  • Thursday9.30 - 19.30
  • Friday, women only9.20 - 12.30
  • Friday, open to all13.00 - 19.00

Contact us

Phone: 020 8595 1375

Fax: 020 8595 1445

Email: [email protected]

 

Webchat

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. 

Speak to our online team

Get social

Follow us on social media to see what's happening in the service and the community.

What's on

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

At this group, you can get an introduction to the service to see what we offer.

10:30

For those who may have moved away from their opiate substitute prescribing and need support to get back on a script.

13:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

14:00

You will have attended outside of your appointment time and need to see the duty worker to discuss any issues or concerns but you may not necessarily see your recovery coordinator. This will be by appointment unless it's an emergency.

15:00

This group is for you if you need to speak to the doctor or nurse about any medical issues that may be concerning you that is not already being managed by your GP.

17:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

This group is for those involved with criminal justices agencies.

12:00

This is a safe space for you to talk about your feelings.

14:30

Time to get creative! 

14:00

You will have attended outside of your appointment time and need to see the duty worker to discuss any issues or concerns but you may not necessarily see your recovery coordinator. This will be by appointment unless it's an emergency.

16:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

18:00

At this group, you can get an introduction to the service to see what we offer.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
13:00

We offer acupuncture as an alternative therapy.

14:00

This is a male-only space and topics are decided by the group.

14:00

You will have attended outside of your appointment time and need to see the duty worker to discuss any issues or concerns but you may not necessarily see your recovery coordinator. This will be by appointment unless it's an emergency.

15:00

If you need to speak to the doctor or nurse about any medical issues that may be concerning you that is not already being managed by your GP.

17:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

18:00

This is a space where carers can come and get support and raise awareness of how substance misuse affects them.

18:00

This is held at the service.

Thursday

Time
Activity
10:00

At this group, you can get an introduction to the service to see what we offer.

10:30

For those who may have stopped their opiate substitute prescribing and need support to get back on a script.

13:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

14:00

You will have attended outside of your appointment time and need to see the duty worker to discuss any issues or concerns but you may not necessarily see your recovery coordinator. This will be by appointment unless it's an emergency.

14:00

This is for new opiate service users who need to see the doctor to start their opiate based medication or may need a medical review to change their dose.

18:00

Theses group are in 3 parts, with 6 weeks of each:

CHANGE – Identifying there is an issue and wanting to make a change, starting your journey of recovery

GROWTH – Learning new skills and getting support with a range of tools to make that change and grow in your recovery

LIFE – Putting into practice all the tools and skills you have learnt to support you on your life long journey of recovery

18:00

This group is for those involved with criminal justices agencies.

Friday

On a Friday, the service is women only from 9:30 - 12:30.

Time
Activity
13:00

You will have learnt and developed your own tools but can get further support from others and this can be achieved by sharing aspirations, tools, techniques and recovery stories.

14:00

You will have attended outside of your appointment time and need to see the duty worker to discuss any issues or concerns but you may not necessarily see your recovery coordinator. This will be by appointment unless it's an emergency.

14:00

If you need to speak to the doctor or nurse about any medical issues that may be concerning you that is not already being managed by your GP.

15:00

This is held at the service.

17:00

A Friday evening and weekend service where you can come and engage in a range of activities and get support.

Saturday

Time
Activity
12:00

A Friday evening and weekend service where you can come and engage in a range of activities and get support.

Sunday

Time
Activity
12:00

A Friday evening and weekend service where you can come and engage in a range of activities and get support.

Satellite services

We can meet you at other locations in the community. We run satellite services at the locations below.

  • At the Salvation Army on Monday from 10:00 - 15:00. The full address is: 240 Ripple Rd, Barking IG11 7DJ
  • At the Thamesview Medical Centre on Tuesday from 10:00 - 15:00. The full address is: Bastable Ave, Barking IG11 0LG 
  • At Dagenham Fire Station on Friday from 10:00 - 15:30. The full address is: 70 Rainham Rd N, Dagenham RM10 7ES. At the Fire Station, we offer assessment, groups, and mindfulness.

Advice and support

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Alcohol

You will get one-to-one advice, information, support and treatment.

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Drugs

You can learn more about harm reduction and medically assisted detox.

Your first visit

When you arrive at the service, one of our peer mentors will meet you. They'll sit with you and talk to you about how we can help you. If possible, please could you bring information about the doctor you are registered with.

Advice for professionals

We offer advice and support to GPs who have patients with an addiction to medicines.

This includes assessment and treatment for those addicted to opioids. The medicines we cover are opiate-based and painkillers. We can also offer advice on non-opioid based medicines, including benzodiazepines, pregabalin, Zdrugs, anti-depressants.