Forward Leeds staff members Lee Wilson and Becky Carroll were interviewed by Radio Aire for a news item on Monday the 8th of May. They talked about Forward Leeds innovative new policy, running since the beginning of March, of distributing potentially lifesaving kits to clients. The kits contain Naloxone an opiate receptor blocker along with instructions for use.
Naloxone can temporarily reverse the effect of opiates such as heroin. It binds with the opioid receptors and removes the opioids from these receptors. This has the effect of quickly bringing someone round in the event of an overdose and saving their life.
Forward Leeds have already had three kits returned – which potentially mean three lives saved. You can read more in Lee Wilson’s blog post about Naloxone.
You can listen below to the full interview Lee and Becky did with Radio Aire.