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CGL YP - Waltham Forest

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CGL YP - Waltham Forest is a free confidential drug and alcohol service for young people under 18 (including young offenders) and families in the borough.

We are a team of substance misuse specialists who won’t judge or tell you what to do. We’re here to listen and support you, and help you to make positive choices and changes. We also work with young people affected by parental/carer’s substance misuse. We are an outreach service, and we are more than happy to visit you wherever it is most convenient for you. We can meet you at your home, in school/college, at a local library or anywhere else that you feel comfortable.

How to contact us

You can contact us on the phone on 02030027009 or by email:


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call, email or visit the service in person. If you are referring a young person, you need their consent. 

Referral Form


We provide:

  • Comprehensive assessment and care-planning for young people
  • One-to-One therapeutic interventions
  • Support around related areas such as housing, education/training, employment and finances
  • Group-work programmes
  • Health assessments and screening with links to prescribing if needed
  • Community outreach
  • Information, advocacy and support for families, carers and professionals
  • Education and awareness workshops for Schools/colleges and other youth providers

Can’t make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 02030027009. You can also email to let us know on

What do our service users say about us?

"I received practical and emotional support which helped me with my son."

Where can I go for further support?

We are based at The Children and Families Center in Billet Road, Walthamstow.

CGL YP Substance Misuse Service Room 214
313 Billet Road
E17 5PX
United Kingdom

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm