Our continuing Mission is to promote recovery from alcohol abuse, to the benefit of the individual, family and friends and the wider community. We offer an abstinent, full and structured programme to residential and non-residential clients in their early days free from alcohol.

News - May 2019 - Applications for two recovery/support workers opened

You would be supporting vulnerable adults with alcohol/substance misuse/complex needs within a rehabilitation setting.  As a Recovery/support worker you will manage a caseload of clients, undertake assessments, work alongside counsellors to develop client focussed recovery plans and support the clients throughout their treatment stay. It is important to have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage a varied and demanding role.

Previous care work experience is preferable, alongside relevant qualifications within health and social care/counselling/holistic therapies although not a necessity. The candidate must be able to offer enthusiasm, dedication, pro-active and motivated ethos towards job role and best practice.Training and development provided. 

Central Essex/Chelmsford location. Immediate start - shared shifts per week Monday – Friday 5pm-9.30pm + Sat/Sun 9-5pm - 40 hours pw divided by 2 positions. Wage - £9 per hour; DBS certificate required.

Please submit application form with CV to chris@hhe.org.uk

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News - May 2019 - Announcement of Chief Executive Officer of Helping Hands Essex


It is with great pleasure that we can now announce our new CEO, Chris Wright.

Chris joins us from the financial sector, holding positions in senior management and directorship at leading London Insurance, Corporate Finance and Commodity Broking companies.

Chris’s appointment, we are sure, will help propel Helping Hands Essex to the next phase of our development in line with our recent new funding, assisting with our company management, the move into our new headquarters in George Street, and going forward, build strategic partners and secure long-term security.

News - March 2019

Vicky Ford MP joined the Trustees of HHE, City Council Leader Cllr Roy Whitehead and Chief Executive Nick Eveleigh - at the Abstinence Café in Chelmsford – to celebrate the awards to HHE of £270,000 over three years from the National Lottery and the £71,500 also over three years from Chelmsford City Council. See our 'News and Subscriber Information' pages for more details. 

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News - January 2019

It was wonderful to see so many supporters, clients, graduates, stakeholders, friends and members at the AGM on January 18, 2019 where as part of her report, our Chair, Val Chiswell was delighted to announce that HHE has secured funding from the Lottery Fund for the next three years. Full details are on the AGM - January 2019 page!

News - September 2018

HHE launched its Interim Day Programme on 4th June 2018 operating from local venues. New Clients are directed to our Open Group and we were pleased to see a few new approaches. We offer Open Group Clients the opportunity to attend the rest of the Programme, having added a second group session, and anticipating growing all the groups in the next few weeks. 

Open Groups meet on Thursdays between 10.30am -12noon at The Salvation Army, 70Baddow Road CM2 0DD and on Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm at The Orchards Meadgate Avenue CM2 7NS 

(Clients are asked to be sober at least on the day). Please contact Graham 07940576825 or Anne 07976040643 for more details. 


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