Services Database Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction Service (Tower Hamlets Area)

Service ID



The needle exchange and harm reduction scheme aims to reduce the potential harms caused by high-risk injecting behaviour by delivering a consistent and comprehensive approach, focused on facilitating access to safe injecting equipment, providing harm reduction advice and signposting drug users to structured treatment in Tower Hamlets. This is delivered by

    • Offering a confidential, non-judgemental service
    • Providing access to safe injecting equipment to injecting drug users and steroid users residing in Tower Hamlets
    • Facilitating the return and safe disposal of used injecting equipment
    • Providing testing, information and referrals to blood borne virus services in the aim of reducing the spread of blood borne viruses and HIV
    • Providing essential harm reduction advice including information about overdose and the availability of naloxone
    • Signposting and referring clients to Reset Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service [1]
    • Signposting and referring clients to sexual health services across the borough

Location of service

North East London LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Tower Hamlets area only.