Drug and Alcohol Service for London

DASL to close on 24 March 2016 after 35 years delivering services to the most disadvantaged groups of Newham.

For further details and alternative sources of support, please see our home page.

(February 2016)


Festive Period Office Opening Times

The staff team at DASL would like to wish you all the best for the festive season. Please see below our office opening times over the coming two weeks:

21.12.15 (Mon): 10am – 4pm
22.12.15 (Tues): 10am – 4pm
23.12.15 (Weds): 10am – 4pm
24.12.15 - 28.12.15 (Thurs - Mon): CLOSED
29.12.15 (Tues): 10am – 4pm
30.12.15 (Weds): 10am – 4pm
31.12.15 - 03.01.16 (Thurs - Sun): CLOSED
04.01.16 onwards (Mon and weekdays onwards): 10am - 4pm

(December 2015)


Office Space To Let

We have a large amount of office space available to let on the first floor at Capital House. The space is pleasant with plenty of natural light, and situated close to excellent transport links, a local park and Westfield City shopping centre.

To find out more, please contact Dobbin and Sullivan on 020 8221 9610.

(December 2015)


DASL Annual Report 2015

The DASL Annual Report for 2015 has now been published. Have a look and find out what we have been doing during the year and meet some of the team. The report is available under the 'About' tab, then 'Annual Report' on the left hand side of the page.

(November 2015)


SpEC (Speaking English with Confidence)

DASL is delighted to announce a new group, which is starting on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015.

Our 'Speaking English with Confidence (SpEC)' group will meet every Wednesday 11am to 1.00pm at Capital House, 134-138 Romford Road, Stratford, London E15 4LD.

Learn to speak English in a welcoming and relaxed environment, meet new people and grow in confidence as your language skills improve.

Telephone 0333 055 8585 for more information.

(October 2015)


Tower Hamlets Health Research Project – July 2015

In April 2015 DASL was commissioned by Health Watch Tower Hamlets and the Clinical Commissioning Group to carry out research into the health care needs of the Eastern European community living in Tower Hamlets.

The research was conducted over three months and we interviewed 53 EE health service users and 45 professionals from 16 agencies.

This report, along with 16 other reports, are to be collated into one final report to guide and advise the Tower Hamlets Health Strategy.

Please see the report here.

(September 2015)


The CBET Evaluation Report – July 2014 to June 2015

DASL has conducted an evaluation of the Eastern European support service ‘CBET’. The aim of the report was to evaluate the service, collate feedback and outcomes and explore developmental changes required to offer a more effective service.

CBET worked with 153 service users and had outcomes for 142 people and direct service feedback and evaluations from 118 people who had used the service. We also held consultations with women service users and professionals.

Please see the report here.

(September 2015)


DASL's Summer Garden Party

On 2nd September 2015, DASL hosted it's first Summer Garden Party, to celebrate harvest time in the DASL Urban Garden. It was a lovely sunny day, and there was plenty of delicious home cooked food using ingredients from the garden. For pictures of the event and recipes, have a look at our Facebook page, here.

(September 2015)


Well done Jeff!

We are extremely grateful to Jeff (Self) for his efforts in raising over a £1000 for DASL just a few days before his 65 birthday. Jeff, a former chair of DASL, and long-standing trustee ran the 10 km charity run in July passing the finishing line in the Olympic Stadium.

Keep up the good work Jeff. Maybe the marathon before the next ‘significant’ birthday?

Jeff Self 10k Run 2015

(August 2015)


Keys on a DASL keyring found

Have you lost a DASL key ring with keys on it? One has been returned to us. If they could be yours, please give us a call on 0333 055 8585.

(July 2015)


 Gambling Service Launch Success!

We are delighted that the launch of our new Gambline Support Hub was a great success, with a broad range of people attending. You can read all about it in an article published by the Newham Recorder, here.

(June 2015)


Gambling Support Hub Service Launch

On Tuesday, 26th May 2015, from 2pm to 6pm, DASL will be hosting a launch of the new gambling hub, GaMS East, run jointly with Betknowmore. There will be introductions, workshops, discussions about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (gambling machines where £100 can be lost in the space of 20 minutes or less), followed by a Q&A session.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to services@dasl.org.uk.

For more details about the event, click here.

(May 2015)


Sponsor Jeff!

Jeff Self has been voluntarily offering HR and other directional expertise on DASL's Executive Committee for many years. This July he is embarking on a new adventure and raising funds for DASL at the same time.

In Jeff's words:

"I'm going to run the 10k Great London Run, finishing in the Olympic arena, on 19th July, 3 days before my 65th birthday.

I know it's going to be great fun, but I thought while I'm at it why not see if I can raise some money for DASL (Drug and Alcohol Services for London Ltd). DASL provide support to people and families experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol - and, indeed, with other forms of addiction. I have been involved with the charity for many years and can vouch for their valuable work.

OK, I know 10k isn't really up there with marathons and half-marathons - but any contribution you can make would be really appreciated."

To find out more and support Jeff, click here.

(April 2015)


Launch of Gambling Hub for East London on 24.3.15

GaMS – East – Gambling Support and Education Services

DASL, in partnership with Betknowmore, has set up a Gambling Support Hub covering the East London area.

Our current initiative with Betknowmore UK responds, in an innovative and creative way, to a growing demand and clear gap in current service provision. The Gambling Support Hub (GaMS-East) is based in Newham and provides a unique opportunity to tackle the problem of gambling from a holistic approach, offering support to those affected whilst, at the same time, providing education and training to professionals who may come into contact with problem gamblers.

The East London Hub provides a unique opportunity for the service to be based at one location, therefore providing accessibility at a single point of contact. GaMS-East will focus the strengths of the partnership and deliver services using the skills and experience of both agencies to form a collaborative, holistic approach.

GaMS-East starts on 24th March 2015 with a drop-in service for people wanting advice and information, to self-refer or for third party referrals to the counselling service.

Contact details:

Michael O'Dwyer
Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL)
Capital House - 134-138 Romford Road - Stratford - London E15 4LD

Telephone: 0333 055 8585

(March 2015)


Let DASL Assist You ...

Are you a charity needing to reduce your operational costs in HR, Finance, Bookkeeping and Administration processes? Are you looking to cover maternity leave, short-term gaps in employment or save costs of employing staff? Does your organisation want to focus more on improving its overall operations? Then whether it is brief advice or more complex project work DASL can assist with your HR, Finance and Administration requirements at a price you can afford.

For further information please contact Fiona MacCarthy or Leena Kissensing on 0333 055 8585 or email services@dasl.org.uk.

(January 2015)


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Sainbury's Local sponsors DASL

DASL is delighted to announce Sainsbury’s Local, 165-167 Romford Road, E15 4JF, has chosen DASL to be its sponsored charity for a year. We would like to thank everyone that nominated us and we look forward to working with Sainsbury’s over the next year in joint fundraising and events.

(August 2014)


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