ESRA to continue in-person support during lockdown

ESRA will stay open during lockdown, but with some significant changes to the service. This is consistent with government regulations that allow in-person drug and alcohol support services.

No one will be able to attend any of the hubs without a prior appointment. There will be no drop-ins.

Safety is the most important consideration, and so masks must be worn and all instructions must be followed.

The following changes will apply from Thursday 5th November 2020:

Hastings (Grub Hub)

The Hastings Hub will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There will be two sessions each day and attendance for each session must be booked in advance.

Morning session: 10am – 11am for one to one support conversations with an ESRA member of staff or with an ESRA Connector.

Afternoon session: 11:30am – 12:30pm a facilitated recovery group, lunch can be booked after.

How to book

Bookings must be made by calling 01424 435318, subject to the following:

  • Clients can attend 1 x group and 1 x one to one support session per week.

  • Cancellations must be made beforehand so we can offer the place to someone else.

  • Any unexplained no-shows will not be able to book another session for a week.

Other support activities

  • Carer’s Group, Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12 noon. To book call Emma on 07939 962359.

  • Morning Zoom Support Group, Mondays and Fridays at 10:30am.

  • Evening Zoom Support Group, Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

Eastbourne (Café North)

Café North will NOT open for drop in on 5th November as previously planned.

A limited number of one to ones and the following in-person support groups will continue, subject to attendance being booked in advance. Please call Café North for further information on: 01323 724212.

  • Recovery Group Thursday 10:30am – 11:30am.

  • Recovery Group Thursday 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

  • Face to face managing stress and anxiety course in partnership with East Sussex College on Tuesday 10.00 – 12.30.

  • Carer’s Group Monday 1:00pm – 2:00pm. To book call Emma on 07939 962359.

  • Online Wellbeing Course in partnership with East Sussex College (now full).