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Posted on: 8th December 2014

The SOS bus goes to Haringey.

Thursday the 27th of November The Colchester SOS Bus and its team visited Haringey in London for the start of a four week pilot project.

DCI Trevers form London Metropolitan Police contacted Open Road after hearing about the good work they do in Colchester and asked if he could spend a night on the bus. He was so impressed with what he saw that he suggested that the project be replicated in Haringey, which he felt was an area that could really benefit from this service. 

The old SOS bus, with a team of 5 volunteers and the bus coordinator, worked alongside HAGA (Haringey’s local drug and alcohol service) and the local police. They treated around 9 people altogether and talked to a lot more about the service.

DCI Trevers said “the night was an overall success and we look forward to working with the SOS bus team over the next few weeks”

Wayne Powell, coordinator said “the bus and team were positively received by everyone in the area and we were pleased with the overall outcome of our first night in Haringey”