First Stop Centre

Contact details

First Stop Centre
29 Bocking End

Public phone: 01376 346 535


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Day centre for people in need, including homeless people, ex-offenders, unemployed people and single parents. Showers, low cost breakfast and lunch. Signposting to emergency and longer term housing. Pre-tenancy, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support. Basic skills, ESOL, IT classes. Support around job search, CV writing and interview techniques. Benefits advice. Counselling. Needle exchange.

Target group: People in need, including homeless people, unemployed people, ex-offenders and single parents.

Area served: Mid Essex.

How to contact: Drop In (Limited, please check website for up to date information), phone or via website.


Monday: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Tuesday: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Wednesday: Closed (Appointment Only)

Thursday: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Friday: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: No

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: Small step at entrance.

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 803170

Year established: 1990

Staffing: 6 part time staff, 2 volunteers.

Public transport: Town centre location.

Record last checked: 23 January 2024


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