Safeguarding is everyone’s business Leeds Safeguarding Week runs from the 9-15 October 2017 and Forward Leeds have a number of activities planned. We will be revealing a “thought of the day” at our morning hub meetings and on social media to allow people to reflect. A safeguarding quiz will be available for staff and service…

Forward Leeds pride goup

Forward Leeds will be attending two Pride events this year on the 5 and 6 of August. On 5 August we will have a stall at the Pride Marketplace in Leeds City Museum from 12-4pm. Entry is free and it’s a chance find out about the work that Forward Leeds do with and for the LGBT+ community…

I’m a young people and families manager based in Leeds. The team I manage works with young people and families around drugs and alcohol. The work the team does is really varied. Our workers can be delivering an education session in a school on a morning, attending a child protection meeting at lunchtime and then…

A new book club for people in treatment at Forward Leeds, has been launched with Waterstones in the city. The “Read4Recovery” book club came from an idea from clients Forward Leeds clients who were keen to find activities to absorb and entertain them away from alcohol and/or drugs. Waterstones Leeds were happy to immediately offer…

Here are the opening times for all of the Forward Leeds hubs and the Recovery Academy for the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas Eve 24th Dec – Closed Christmas Day 25th Dec – Closed Boxing Day 26th Dec – Closed Tues 27th Dec – Closed Wed 28th–Fri 30th Dec – 9am-5pm New Year’s Eve…

four men eating

Forward Leeds treat volunteers to a thank you lunch for their hard work Thanks for your help, everyone! Forward Leeds put on a special Christmas lunch for volunteers to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Seated amidst the festive decorations, 14 volunteers enjoyed two courses of dishes ranging from pizzas and calzones to burgers…

The Leeds Recovery Academy, run by DISC (a leading Northern social inclusion charity) will be distributing tinned and dried food goods to its members after a generous food donation from UNITE student housing. The Sustained Recovery Team – who are based at the Recovery Academy, which offers recovery support and education, training and employment opportunities…

Each September in the UK, tens of thousands of people in recovery, recovery projects and services celebrate their successes, and recovery itself, by organising and taking part in events throughout the country. The largest event during Recovery Month, the Recovery Walk, took place in Durham on Saturday 12th September. Forward Leeds staff, volunteers and service…

Flowers

Ten members of the Leeds Recovery academy have donned their gardening gear to spruce up an allotment in Hyde Park As part of the academy’s Grow Together project, the green fingered team hope to eventually fill it with herbs, wild flowers, fruit and vegetables. Claire Doble, a volunteer at the Recovery Academy, who is leading…

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