Forward Leeds are visiting bars and clubs every Friday night in February to offer information and advice around alcohol and drugs. They are accompanying the Angels of Freedom, a group of volunteers who go out every weekend around the Freedom Quarter of Leeds. The volunteers talk to people about their concerns and offer support to…

Specialist Alcohol and Substance Misuse Practitioners from left to right Chelsey Taylor, Rebecca Grew and Faye Baird

Forward Leeds now have Specialist Alcohol and Drug Practitioners based at the city’s three Early Help Hubs. The Early Help Hubs were set up by Leeds City Council in 2019 to support families and professionals working with families. They offer a single point of contact and offer advice, help and support. They work closely with…

Bill Owen of Forward Leeds addresses the audience

Forward Leeds were part of a discussion on mental health, music and drugs at a popular Leeds club night. Mind Dance was a panel discussion at Sheaf Street organised by Voices who are more used to organising club nights in Manchester, London and Leeds as Ossia. The panel featured Bill Owen of Forward Leeds, Leeds…

Volunteer Coordinator Sam Lindley and Area Manager Helen Cook

Forward Leeds have successfully retained their Volunteer Kitemark for another three years. The kitemark is awarded by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) and recognises organisations where volunteers receive a high quality, positive volunteering experience. Forward Leeds Area Manager Helen Cook (above right) said: We’re delighted that the volunteer programme at Forward Leeds has been recognised by…

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