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Our Partners

Open Road works with a number of funding and contractual partners to deliver our services and treatments.


    Essex Young People’s drug & Alcohol Service – partner with us on the delivery of the Choices programme in Essex.

  • The Big Lottery Fund

    The Big Lottery supports two important programmes in Essex: the Stimulant Users’ programme and the Family Support programme.


    Essex Drug & Alcohol Action Team commission the majority of our work in Essex. This is delivered as part of the Choices programme.

  • Essex Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)

    Essex CRC commissions our volunteer mentoring and welfare services in Essex, which support offenders helping them to turn their lives around, the service aims to reduce reoffending.

  • Forward Trust

    Open Road works in partnership with Forward Trust (formerly RaPT) providing substance misuse welfare services to offenders with HMYOI Cookham Wood, in Kent.

  • Medway

    The Young Persons’ Service in Medway is here to help if you’re looking to talk to someone about alcohol or drugs and how they might be affecting you.


    We work in partnership with NELFT providing the Medway Young Person’s Wellbeing Service, which offers emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Medway.

  • Norfolk and Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)

    Norfolk and Suffolk CRC commissions our volunteer mentoring service in Norfolk and Suffolk, which supports offenders returning to their communities to turn their lives around, the service aims to reduce reoffending.

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  • Who we are

    Meet the people behind our organisation. Board of Trustees, Senior Management and Service managers.

  • History

    Open Road was established in 1990 by Richard Ashrowan and Bridie McElroy at their home in Colchester.