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CGL - Barking & Dagenham

About this service

The Gateway Service works to create safer and healthier communities. We help people break free from harmful patterns of behaviour by delivering innovative services that have a measurable impact on both health and community safety issues. The service offers a wide range of services from confidential advice and information, assessment of the individual's specific needs, one-to-one sessions and group work, appointments at a convenient location; drop-in at local centres in the borough and a gateway to other services.

Refer an individual to CRI's The Gateway Service for:

  • Access to methadone and other substitute prescribing
  • HIV/Hep B testing and vaccination
  • Residential rehabilitation
  • Needle exchange
  • Access to structured day programmes
  • Advice on harm minimisation and support for those considering reducing their substance use
  • Access to counselling and psychotherapy
  • Structured motivational support
  • Access to other community based voluntary and self-help groups
  • Access to a range of other services

If you are a friend or family member who is worried about the drug or alcohol use of a young person you can contact us to discuss your concerns.

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)

Barking and Dagenham


Red Lion House, 38 George Street, Barking, Greater London, IG11 8FE
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Opening times

Monday Thursday Friday 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

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