The best way to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients is to recruit and train great people. Although I am a Hub manager, another role is to steer the Forward Leeds Workforce Development (WFD) Group. This team’s goal is for staff to have the knowledge and skills to achieve all positive outcomes we…

Forward Leeds are opening a revamped and more accessible harm reduction and needle exchange facility at its Kirkgate hub. A launch event at 2pm on 8th September at Forward Leeds will see clients, public health experts and other guests from the health and care sector have a chance to see the new changes to the…

Local people who have lost friends and family members because of drugs or alcohol are being invited to enter names and tributes in memorial books being opened across the city. Drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds is opening the books in the reception areas of its hubs in Seacroft, Armley and Kirkgate in the city…

Staff at Forward Leeds are helping those with hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus (BBV) to help themselves. A new BBV peer support group will meet monthly at the Forward Leeds Kirkgate hub. Initially, it will be for clients and former clients of Forward Leeds. Karen Towning, BBV Nurse at Forward Leeds said: “We recognised there…

Lee and Becky at Radio Aire

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…

One of the most most exciting new thing happening in drug and alcohol services in the UK at the moment is happening at Forward Leeds, and that is providing Naloxone kits for our clients who use opiates. Naloxone is a medicine that can temporarily reverse the effect of opiates such as heroin. It binds with the…

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