How has COVID-19 affected services?
Currently, we are operating a self-service kiosk for no-contact pick up of safer sex items like condoms and lube every Monday and Friday from 1-5pm and Thursdays from 3-7pm. As of the 3rd of May we will be back to our usual service read more here.
We are also offering digital support since our Drop-in space is not open to the public. If you would like to chat to a member of our Drop-in team you can:
- Email Dropin@crew2000.org.uk
- Text 07860047501 (FREE and confidential)
- You can also direct message us via Instagram @Crew_2000
The Digital Drop in is operating 1-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 3-7pm on Thursdays and is closed on Sundays.
You can access naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medicine, for free from the Crew Drop-in. Anyone aged 16 and up can collect a free naloxone kit and be trained how to use it. Find out more about accessing naloxone at Crew.
About the Crew Drop-in
The Crew Drop In space is on Cockburn Street in the centre of Edinburgh and is run by staff and volunteers. We try to create a fun, friendly and informal atmosphere where you can access:
- free up-to-date information, advice and one to one support on drugs and sexual health;
- free condoms, dams and lube via the NHS Lothian C:Card service;
- free pregnancy testing service;
- free testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV;
- free DJ workshops;
- information about volunteering with Crew;
- information about the complementary therapies we offer
- a safe space to chat to someone in confidence about any concerns around your drug use, someone else’s use, and accessing our drug counselling or other services.
At the moment our services are continually being reviewed in response to the global pandemic and the necessary restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Information for professionals
The Drop-in team are part of a city-wide network of organisations collectively known as the Young Person’s Substance Use Service (YPSUS). We work with young people who are taking drugs and alcohol and offer one to one support and treatment.
We also offer bespoke drug and sexual health workshops for young people which aim to challenge opinions around risky behaviours, build confidence and resilience and promote positive wellbeing. Training is also available for anyone working with young people who would like to increase their knowledge of the risks associated with drugs and effective harm reduction strategies and develop confidence in discussing drug and alcohol issues. To find out more please download the information leaflet or contact us.