Kim Kaur has been appointed to a new role in Leeds, working with those identified as vulnerable, rough sleeping and/or begging to engage them in moving away from a life on the streets. The role, funded by Leeds Council, is about helping the vulnerably-housed to work with local services and agencies towards a healthier and…

Sammi Frestle and Phil Pearce

Young people working with Forward Leeds are choosing their own volunteering project and Leeds organisations will be pitching for their help. The young people have named themselves, Producing Entrepreneurs for the Next Generation (PENG). The team aged 15-18 had been working with Forward Leeds around issues with substances but now want to put their energy…

On Thursday 16 November Forward Leeds have been invited to share a stall with the Boots pharmacy team as part of the national Alcohol Awareness Week (13-19 November). Our team will be on hand at the flagship Boots store in the Trinity Centre in Leeds to offer information and advice around alcohol in the run…

Freshers Week

Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 runs from the 13-19 November. The theme this year is Alcohol and Families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems….

The theme of Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 is alcohol and families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems. Not just for yourself but for…

Members of 5 WAYS along with volunteers, staff and supporters from Forward Leeds travelled to Blackpool for the UK Recovery Walk on 9th September. The walk is a national event celebrating recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living…

Forward Leeds is opening its doors for people to come and see for themselves what goes on at an alcohol and drug service with an Open House event on the 21st of September. Visitors will get a chance to tour their premises and chat with heads of all the different areas of Forward Leeds including…

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…

Forward Leeds will be organising  travel to the UK Recovery Walk in Blackpool on Saturday the 9th of September. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living proof of the reality of long-term addiction recovery. Lee Wilson, Forward Leeds Area Manager said: “Once again,…

The Forward Leeds Family Plus and Young Persons team got together with BARCA-Leeds to host a party for clients and their families at Leeds City Museum on 24 August 2017. This was to celebrate five years of Child Friendly Leeds. At the party there was face painting, Magic Tom doing tricks and balloon modelling, a…

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