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…

The WY-FI Project have used gardening therapy for their staff away day. WY-FI works to support people across West Yorkshire who have multiple needs to live more fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. The team visited the 5 WAYS Grow Together group in their Hyde Park allotment to help out the project. The 5 WAYS…

Staff on the booth

Forward Leeds attended a couple of events at the main Leeds Pride weekend. On Saturday 5 August they were in Leeds City Museum on Millennium Square at the LGBT+ Pride Market Place. This was a chance to find out about LGBT+ services, support and community groups in Leeds. The event was opened at midday by the…

The Leeds recovery community got together for a day of school-age sports at Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park. Staff, volunteers and users of the services at 5 WAYS took part in a Sports Day with staff and clients from Spacious Places, The Space, Learning to Live Again and St Anne’s Rehabilitation on the 28 of July Events…

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…

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…

Leeds’ Like My Limit campaign, aimed at making people more aware of the health issues around drinking, is being launched on Monday 14th November to coincide with the national Alcohol Awareness Week. With over 17,000 dependent drinkers in the city and more than £26m a year lost to the Leeds economy due to hangovers, it…

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