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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:

CGL 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

Shahida Akram
STARS Service Manager
01702 431889

Where to go

Name of venue
Venue address
25-27 Weston Road

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
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

Other details

Services are free, confidential and non-judgmental
Referral required?

This service, organisation or event is listed for your information. With the exception of services offered directly by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, inclusion on SHIP does not confer or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council can take no responsibility for the quality, reliability or accessibility of the service, organisation or event listed. You should thoroughly check the service or event, and the organisation running it, before deciding to take part or attend.

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