Rugby league legend Jamie Peacock, Jojo Kelly, from Capital Yorkshire Radio and current Leeds Rhinos player Mitch Garbutt, handed out certificates at the first Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation on Thursday 19 April. The event saw 40 people celebrate their achievement in going through treatment with drug and alcohol recovery service Forward Leeds and then sustain…

More than 20 lives may have been saved following the distribution of naloxone kits, last year. A total of 22 kits, which are administered to people who have overdosed on opiates, have been returned to Forward Leeds since the beginning of March 2017, when our service first began distributing them to clients and their friends…

Use cannabis, have a view on it or want to find out more? Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service, are holding events across Leeds to discuss the impact of cannabis on individuals and the community. We want the views of people that use and the views of those that don’t about cannabis through our…

Last November, Kim Kaur of Forward Leeds, was appointed as a Complex Case Worker, working with those identified as the most hard to reach and difficult to engage in services on the city’s streets. It’s a new role, specially commissioned by Leeds Council, to work alongside the Leeds Street Outreach Service (SOS) team. Kim is…

Rugby league legend Jamie Peacock and Jojo Kelly, from Capital Radio, will hand out certificates at the first Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation. The event will be the first of its kind in Leeds, with almost 70 people who have been through treatment with Forward Leeds and sustained their recovery through 5 WAYS expected attending to gain…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is running a new campaign to raise awareness of the increasing strength of cannabis and the issues around heavy use of the drug. Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager at Forward Leeds said of the campaign, which is entitled #RespectTHC, said: “We’re aiming to help people to…

Since the beginning of April 2017 Forward Leeds has supported 466 of its clients into employment, and 125 into training or education. Joy Archer, Education, Training and Employment Coordinator for Forward Leeds said: “These figures show how proactive Forward Leeds and our Recovery Coordinators are in the way they support, motivate and signpost our clients.”…

Forward Leeds workers were at an International Women’s Day 2018, organised by Leeds City Council at Kirkgate Market. EIP worker, Dimitra Sampani, said: “It’s important for women to realise that our service is there for them. That whatever their question, they can speak to us, be taken seriously and treated with respect”. Dimitra added: “We…

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