Grow Together

The Grow Together group is a permaculture and environmental gardening group created as joint project between Forward Leeds and Hyde Park Source. The group is a part of the weekly planned activities at the Forward Leeds Recovery Academy and meets every Tuesday afternoon. The course teaches participants to design and maintain “green-space” such as a…

Ruth Bradford

Forward Leeds Early Intervention & Prevention Worker Ruth Bradford will be running a workshop on the 16th of March at the Student Mental Wellbeing Conference at Woburn House in London. Student Mental Wellbeing is a one day conference offered jointly by UUK and the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group (MWBHE). The event will…

Helping an attendee

Clients of drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds attended a jobs fair to help them “step up” in to the construction industry. Lucy Fella, of Forward Leeds, said, “The event day was a great success. It enabled Forward Leeds clients to speak to employers, colleges and other training providers from the construction industry. We’ve had…

Radio Leeds logo with Bill

On the 31st of January Bill Owen, the Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds, appeared on the BBC Radio Leeds Afternoon Show with Nick Ahad. This was to help introduce an item on, “what have you given up for January”. Bill and Nick discussed Dry January and its potential benefits that can include…

open mic performers

On the 27th of January the Recovery Academy, off Burley Road in Leeds, hosted an Open Mic Night for and by the Leeds recovery community. The night was an evening of creativity embracing the spirit of recovery, that was free from substances, but overflowing with inspiration, talent and entertainment. As well as a great night…

Forward Leeds Recover Academy

Service users have been invited to attended a jobs fair at the Leeds Recovery Academy. Forward Leeds, working in partnership with Leeds College of Building, is hosting the event on Friday January 27th between 1pm & 3.30pm at The Recovery Academy on Westfield Road, as part of the city-wide Step Up Into Construction Programme. Mike…

two men and woman in radio studio

Forward Leeds’ early intervention and prevention manager Bill Owen accompanied service user Kathryn Blackburn to speak about Dry January on Radio Leeds. Bill and Kathryn were invited to Radio Leeds to speak on live on air on Andrew Edwards’ afternoon show. The focus of the news piece was Dry January, with Bill and Kathryn speaking…

two girls pose with santa

Pictured above: Olivia and Holly were among the lucky children to see Santa at the Recovery Chapel and receive presents! Ho Ho Ho! Christmas came early at the Leeds Recovery Chapel as Santa called in to hand out presents and spread some holiday cheer. Children bustled around and parents chatted in the decoration-laden main room…

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