Entrance to 5 WAYS

Beginning on Tuesday 28 May, 5 WAYS members will be able to attend a three week back-to-work programme run by Aspire Education. The Employability programme will be delivered at 5 WAYS for any members wishing to participate. Senior Practitioner at 5 WAYS Helen Mason said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our members to gain…

The Family Plus team have introduced regular drop in sessions for those using the Forward Leeds service. These allow visitors to find out more about how Family Plus can support individuals and their family though their recovery journey. Family Plus worker Pauline Scott said: “The idea of these sessions is that people can find out…

The Hurly-Burley Players put on their first ever production to great acclaim. The Hurly-Burley Players drama troupe from 5 WAYS, the Leeds centre for recovery from substance misuse, staged Macbeth at Guiseley Theatre on 8 May to an almost sold out crowd and received a standing ovation at the end. The play was directed by RADA…

People in Leeds who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction are to stage a one-off production of Macbeth, directed by a RADA trained former TV actress. The Hurly-Burley Players will be staging Macbeth at the Guiseley Theatre on Wednesday, May 8th. Everyone appearing in the performance is in recovery from problematic alcohol or…

Josh Warrington, Jack Walker, Sean O'Hagan and Anna Headley

World boxing champion Josh Warrington along with his trainer-father Sean O’Hagan and Leeds Rhinos player Jack Walker, handed out certificates at the Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation on the 11 April 2019. The event saw 50 people celebrate their achievement in going through treatment with drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds and who then sustained their…

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, are offering a ground breaking approach to the growing national problem of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists, known on the UK streets as ‘Spice’. Forward Leeds workers and those accessing their services raised the need for new ways of helping those using the drug that address the service…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is re- running its 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: “The aim is to help…

Forward Leeds and Leeds City Council have developed maps to show where people can safely dispose of used injecting equipment in Leeds. The Bin the Pin maps show the locations of the six recently installed street bins and lists all of the Leeds pharmacies where people can return used syringes, needles and other supplies. Jackie…

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