Alcohol and drugs support

HORIZON is here to provide drug, alcohol and sexual health help, advice and treatment for people living in Blackpool.

Contacts and opening hours
 Service Address TelephoneOpening hours
Drug and alcohol support - Connect Ground Floor, 102 Dickson Road 01253 205156  Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm (Half Day Wednesday, Open 1.00pm to 5.00pm)
Sexual health and harm reduction                         First Floor, 102 Dickson Road 01253 311431   Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5pm (Late nights till 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday)

Alcohol and drugs support

HORIZON provides free, confidential and non-judgmental alcohol and drugs help, advice and treatment for people living in Blackpool who are aged 25 or over.

HORIZON is available for Blackpool residents, including those worried about a family member, partner or friend.

How we can help:

  • One-to-one support
  • Easy-to-find and central locations

Horizon website

Facebook: Horizon Blackpool 

Facebook: Horizon LGBT

Sexual health

At HORIZON we provide free, confidential and non-judgemental support around sexual health for people living in Blackpool and over the age of 18.

Free advice and safer sex materials are available from our offices during opening hours.

Projects include:

HIV support

One to One Support is available from experienced practitioners for anyone living with or affected by HIV in Blackpool. Support with clinical appointments, wellbeing and social support is also available, including counselling and benefits advice. We offer a free instant result HIV and Syphilis testing drop-in service for those most at-risk. For more information, contact us on 01253 311431.


Access support, training and social groups through the LGBTQ+ service, as well as exclusive clinics and sexual health screening for at-risk groups.

Support is available for anyone struggling with any aspect of their sexuality and/or gender identity. Our sexual health outreach team deliver advice and campaign messages within the community as well as digital outreach through hook-up apps and social media platforms.

Safer sex packs are supplied through our service to community and sex on premises venues.

More sexual health advice for Men that have sex with men 

Sex workers support

Offers a bespoke service which aims to promote health and dignity in sex work, open to everyone who is over the age of 18 in Blackpool.

This service has been running for 10 years and offers free condom supplies and is sensitive and  diverse to the needs of those involved in sex work.

A discreet service for sex workers is provided through in-reach and outreach for those accommodated in parlours, working from home via the web or street working.

Our support worker provides one to one and peer support, safer sex resources, supported access to sexual health services, blood borne virus screening, HIV testing and counselling services.

Harm reduction

102 Dickson Road is the needle exchange hub for Blackpool, providing clean needles and drug paraphernalia to injecting drug users.

Through this service we encourage monitoring alcohol units via a drink diary and staying within safe alcohol unit guidelines, as well as give information on how to stay safe on a night out, whether drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs.

We also give information on how to stay safe when taking recreational drugs and so called ‘legal highs’ and provide free dry blood spot testing for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.