ESRA provides drug and alcohol recovery services for anyone over the age of 18. Anyone can turn up, with or without a referral, and ask to access any of the following services.

Our vision

We empower, build confidence, encourage responsibility and promote physical and mental well-being in all those in recovery from substance misuse, and their families.

Our values

At ESRA we believe in:





Building on people’s strengths

Being non-judgmental



The recovery cafes

Our cafes are conveniently located near the train stations in Hastings and Eastbourne. They are open from 9:30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

The cafes provide a safe place for people in recovery to meet, talk in confidence and to support one another.

They are and are open between 9:30am and 3:00pm from Monday to Friday. Cooked breakfasts are served, along with a hot lunch, both at reasonable prices. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is available all day.

The low cost of healthy food and a warm welcoming environment helps people gain the confidence to join in with groups and activities.

Groups and activities

People who come to our recovery cafes are encouraged to attend the groups and take part in the social activities. People from all walks of life come to ESRA, and our timetables offer a range of things to do. Many of them are hosted at ESRA, and some are offered by partner organisations in the community.  

The drop-ins

At ESRA regularly host drop-ins with professionals in partner organisations, including Homeworks, Southdown and the DWP. Anyone can book an appointment to see any of them and to discuss and resolve specific worries or issues. 

Support for veterans

We have partnered with East Sussex Veterans' Hub who have an office at ESRA in Hastings. They specialist support for veterans dealing with the effects of addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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