Angela Clough

Angela Clough, Administrator at Forward Leeds’s Kirkgate hub has won the service’s first monthly Outstanding Achievement Award. Angela played a major role in the #BeFreeOfHepC testing in May, testing 82 people in one month for hepatitis C. Angela said: “It’s amazing to be the first winner of this award. I’ve been at Forward Leeds since…

Volunteer Frederica Rodrigues

The first week in June is national Volunteers Week, a time for us to say thank you for the contribution of our volunteers. In May 2021 alone, volunteers have given 260 hours of time to Forward Leeds. Volunteer Development Coordinator Danielle O’Connell said: “Volunteers play a huge part of the team here at Forward Leeds….

Staff from Forward Leeds, St James's Hospital and the Hepatitis C Trust

Forward Leeds tested more people for the hepatitis C virus in May 2021 than in all of 2020. The service tested 481 people in May compared to 304 in the whole of 2020. This was as part of a month-long campaign for increased testing called, ‘Be Free of Hep C’. The campaign is a collaboration…

Alex Langstaff, Karen Tyrell and Leona Graham at the allotment

We’re featuring the 5 WAYS gardening group in Mental Health Awareness Week. ‘The Lost Plot’ allotment on Woodhouse Moor has been running for over five years. It epitomises the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is ‘nature’. It provides an opportunity for members of 5 WAYS, the Leeds centre for sustained recovery…

Forward Leeds is part of a new campaign, encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C called, ‘Be Free of Hep C’. The campaign starts on April 26 with an Awareness Week, then continues through May. The campaign is a collaboration with the Hepatitis C Trust, Gilead Sciences and other alcohol and drug services including…

The Eealy Help Hub team

Forward Leeds staff working in the city’s Early Help Hubs have had their funding approved until March 2022. The Early Help Hubs are run by Leeds City Council to support families and professionals working with families. The hubs offer a single point of contact and offer advice, help and support around a range of issues….

Do Joe Tay Week Teck

Forward Leeds are very pleased to welcome Dr Joe Tay Wee Teck, MB BCh BAO, DCH, MRCGP, MSc (Drug & Alcohol Studies) as the new Clinical Director for the service. Having qualified as a doctor in Ireland in 1999, Joe has worked as a GP and GPSI in drugs and alcohol for 15 years in…

Funding of over £560,000 has been secured by Leeds City Council for Forward Leeds to support rough sleepers tackle their drug and alcohol issues. Plans are being progressed for the creation of a new outreach team to work closely with those in need. Linking in with the city’s wider Leeds Street Support the new team…

Here are our opening times for the Christmas and New Year period for all three of our hubs in the city and 5 WAYS: Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December 2020: 9am – 3pm Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2020: Closed Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December 2020: Closed Sunday 27 December 2020: Closed Monday 28 December…

Changes to the regular online group timetable From 21 December 2020 until 1 January 2021 (inclusive), we will only be running the Wednesday morning Check-in Group. This is partly to give our Group Workers a well-deserved break. The groups will be: Check-in 23rd Dec 11:00am Check-in 30th Dec 11:00am Wonder Women – (Women only) sessions …

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