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…

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…

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