Needle & Syringe Provision (Needle exchange services)
Sharing or reusing needles can cause serious problems for users, increasing the risk of infections and of the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis.
Needle & Syringe Provision is available to allow users to get clean needles and syringes and to dispose of used needles safely. The service is free, confidential and non-judgmental, and staff are able to offer advice around safer injecting practices. Staff will also be able to help in getting support to address drug use.
Needle & Syringe Provision is available at the following sites:
Forward Trust STARS (25 – 27 Weston Road, SS1 1AS)
Boots (Royals Shopping centre, Southend High Street, SS1 1DE)
Earls Hall Pharmacy (Earls Hall Parade, Prince Avenue, SS2 6NW)
Woods Chemist (372 Rayleigh Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 5PT)
Rowlands Pharmacy (87 Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1JN)
Longthornes (779 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 9SU)
Longthornes (5 West Road, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 9AU)
West Road Pharmacy (72 West Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DS)
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Lea Tate
- Contact Position
- STARS Service Manager
- 01702 431889
- When is it on
STARS 9.30 - 4.45 Monday- Friday
Participating chemists open 9-6 Monday - Saturday
Boots The Royals also opens 10.30-4.30 on Sundays
This service is free of charge to everyone.
Services are free, confidential and non-judgmental
- Referral required
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- Last user update: 10 Jun 2022
- Last admin update: 31 Mar 2023
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