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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 - New position at HHE

 August 2019


We are delighted to announce a new and exciting position within HHE.


We are looking for an “Operations and Support manager”. This is a split role, combining supporting our clients with their rehabilitation and working as an operations manager assisting with the management and growth of the business.


The candidate will be responsible for


·         Supporting the clients in their rehabilitation growth


·         Assisting the clients with their nonspecific rehabilitation areas, including housing, legal issues, benefits and signposting where necessary


·         Playing a pivotal role in developing third party relationships with local partners.


·         Assisting the CEO with innovative growth ideas and supporting in the structured grant applications.


·         Taking ownership of operational regulatory demands and working to create solutions


Having business/office operational experience and knowledge of alcoholism recovery will be beneficial, but not a requirement. Full training will be provided and there is an opportunity to grow within the position.


This is a full-time job, 35 hours a week.


The wage for the position is £11 - £13 per hour depending on experience or equivalent salary per annum


This is a challenging role, so if you are interested please email your CV to chris@hhe.org.uk



News - June 2019 


All set!
As of now HHE is again operating our full structured programme of therapeutic and practical support, for those in their early days free from alcohol.

As before, referrals and signposting to us come from several different sources but please if you think you or a family member or friend has a problem, do feel free to contact us direct.


We have resident and non resident clients - residents are normally homeless of facing that prospect.


01245 356169 or info@hhe.org.uk .... the next step on your journey.


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

Application form


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. 

 Lottery grant cheque March 2019


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23/4 George Street


01245 356169