Needles by post

If you have trouble accessing our needle exchanges in person and live in Dorset we can send supplies to you by post

Why we use a delivery service

Although we offer a really comprehensive service at our in-person needle exchanges, getting a supply of fresh needles is not always easy for everyone. This new postal service is available to residents of Dorset, makes it really accessible and easy for you to stay safe and it’s reassuring for you to know that you won’t run out of equipment.This is a completely free service and means you can order clean injecting equipment, the life saving drug naloxone and other essential supplies direct to your home discreetly and in complete confidence. REACH, Humankind’s Dorset service is working with Orion to offer this service

How do I order?

  • Follow this link: https://orionmedical.co.uk/humankind-home-delivery-information-form/ and fill out some basic information about yourself
  •  Choose the products you need, ideally to last you for 4 weeks and check out. Don’t forget to pop some Naloxone in your basket as well – it could save someone you know’s life.
  • Your order will normally arrive in the post within 1-2 days in plain, non-identifiable packaging.

Don't forget that we don't just exchange needles

If you are able to make it into one of our needle exchange locations, you’ll get much more than fresh needles. Our staff are there to check on your general health, look after any wounds from injection sites, test you for blood borne viruses like Hep C and HIV and of course offer some really sensible harm reduction advice. 

Find your nearest needle exchange

TownLocationAddressOpening TimesNotes
BlandfordBlandford United Reform Church28 Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford, DT11 7DQ9am-4.30pm Wednesday and Friday only
BridportQuaker Meeting House95 South St, Bridport DT6 3NZThursdays 9am – 4pm By appointment only
DorchesterQuaker Meeting House8 Holloway Rd, Fordington, Dorchester DT1 1LFTues, Wed am Fri 9am – 4pmBy appointment only
GillinghamWoodcock CourtQueens Street, Gillingham, SP8 4DZMonday - Friday 9am - 4.30pmDrop in any time - please call if you can't make it by 4.30
Lyme RegisBethany Chapel32 Coombe St, Lyme Regis DT7 3PPWednesdays 9am – 4pmBy appointment only
WeymouthWeymouth Coffee TavernWeymouth Coffee Tavern, 24 High West St, Weymouth, DT4 8JHMonday - Friday 9am - 5pmDrop in any time
WimborneCommunity Learning and Resources Centre (CLARC)41-44 King Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EBMonday - Friday 9am - 5pmDrop in any time
Other satellites are in Shaftesbury, Sherborne and SturminsterStaff can bring supplies with them but require advance notice.
Needles & other supplies by postYou can order needles and other safe injecting supplies to your doorNeedles by post
TownPlaceLocationOpening TimesNotes
ExeterExeter HubMagdalene House, Grendon Road, Exeter, EX1 2NJMon - Fri 9am-5pmDrop in at any time
Newton AbbotNewton Abbot HubTempler House, Scott Close, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1GJMon - Fri 9am-5pmDrop in at any time
Barnstaple Barnstaple hubUnits 3, 4 & 6 Riverside Court Castle Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1DRMon - Fri 9am-5pmDrop in at any time
BidefordSt Mary's ChurchSt Marys House, 9 Church Walk, Bideford EX39 2BPFriday 11am - 2pm

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