Slough Treatment, Advice and Recovery Team (START)

Turning Point logoHelp and advice for anyone concerned about substance use is available for free.

Turning Point Services Ltd now delivers all drug and alcohol services in Slough, at Elliman Resource Centre, as an integrated service.

The free and confidential service is for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use.

The service offers:

  • health checks
  • access to community activities and wellbeing schemes
  • one-to-one support and groups
  • recovery and mutual aid groups
  • personalised support
  • specialised young people support
  • families and carers support
  • peer mentoring and volunteering opportunities
  • needle exchanges
  • relapse prevention
  • access to online referral and self assessment
  • range of education, training and employment
  • access to free online resources 24/7.

Councillor Sabia Hussain said: “Since fully taking on the contract in April, Turning Point has proved how valuable a service they offer, by helping residents with a range of issues.

“Anyone with concerns can get in touch for intensive support, or even just some brief advice, to really take charge of their health and wellbeing.”

A service user said: “Turning Point (START) have been very supportive in my journey to recovery. I found, and still do find them empathetic and non-judgmental. They guided me in finding my triggers and tools to cope with them, which has enabled me to remain in maintenance of my addiction. I shall forever be grateful to them.”

Turning Point also works in partnership with other agencies to offer the best service to clients.

Find out more about the service online.  


The service is based at Elliman Resource Centre, 27 Pursers Close (off Elliman Avenue), Slough, SL2 5DL.

It is open at 10am every weekday and stays open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursday. It also opens on Saturdays from 11am-3pm. 


You can call the service on 01753 692548 or email non-confidential information and enquiries to

Confidential information should be sent by secure email to


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