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The Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. It is part of a campaign led by Forward Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people…

Customers and staff at Paran’s Mini Market in Rothwell raised £200 for Forward Leeds in memory of Billy Ellis who died in September from alcohol poisoning. Billy had worked at the shop on Haigh Road for four years but had recently left to help his mother in her launderette. The money raised will go towards…

For Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds have organised an alcohol awareness event on the 23rd of November in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS, St Annes Community Services and Carers Leeds among others. The aim of the event is to help the public think about their drinking. There are…

Peter

Peter had issues with opiates for many years. In this film he talks about what his life was like before he got help. Peter discusses how 5 WAYS in Leeds supports him to maintain abstinence following his detox and is helping him to move forwards with his life.

Forward Leeds delivered its first “Want to Know More about…Spice” talk at a booked out session on the 8 October. This was the first of four identical planned talks on the drug taking place this month at the Public Health Resource Centre. Forward Leeds’ Brief Intervention Trainer Claire Roberts gave an overview of Synthetic Cannabinoid…

In January 2018 5 WAYS and Forward Leeds began a contract under Careers Yorkshire and Humber and the National Careers Service to help clients progress into work or training. Since 5 WAYS began the programme they’ve seen 87 people, 37 of whom have been supported into some form of learning or sustainable employment, exceeding the…

Mark got help from Forward Leeds for his drinking. He initially got support at one of the main hubs in the city. Mark attends groups at the Lingwell Croft to help him remain abstinent. He also supports others in the group as well in their recovery journey. In this short film he talks about what…

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Brendan had been a heavy drinker and occasional drug user for a number of years. The Forward Leeds staff based at Lingwell Croft Surgery in south Leeds were able to  help Brendan to stop drinking and using drugs. Brendan continues to attend groups and peer support others with their issues around alcohol and drugs. In…

Forward Leeds we have developed a new leaflet called A Guide to Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (spice). This has been developed with advice from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the Public Health team at Leeds City Council The aim is to provide simple information about SCRAs (sometimes called spice) to the  public, bust some of the…

This month Leeds City Council unveiled a new partnership approach to safeguarding and supporting those in need on the city’s streets as well as tackling antisocial behaviour often linked with street based lifestyles. The new Safer Leeds Street Support team brings together new and existing resources to work more closely with and support those who…

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