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On the 31st of January Bill Owen, the Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds, appeared on the BBC Radio Leeds Afternoon Show with Nick Ahad. This was to help introduce an item on, “what have you given up for January”. Bill and Nick discussed Dry January and its potential benefits that can include…

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Forward Leeds treat volunteers to a thank you lunch for their hard work Thanks for your help, everyone! Forward Leeds put on a special Christmas lunch for volunteers to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Seated amidst the festive decorations, 14 volunteers enjoyed two courses of dishes ranging from pizzas and calzones to burgers…

LIKE MY LIMIT CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL New 2016 campaign to be launched soon. The Like My Limit campaign, developed by Leeds City Council in partnership with Forward Leeds, is launching on 16th November to coincide with Alcohol Awareness Week. Forward Leeds currently has over 1,500 clients in treatment for alcohol;…

The Leeds Recovery Academy, run by DISC (a leading Northern social inclusion charity) will be distributing tinned and dried food goods to its members after a generous food donation from UNITE student housing. The Sustained Recovery Team – who are based at the Recovery Academy, which offers recovery support and education, training and employment opportunities…

Organisers of a series of open mornings at Forward Leeds have hailed them as a success. The Welcome Events have been taking place on Wednesday mornings at sites across the city, including Kirkgate in the city centre, on Stanningley Road in Armley and at Irford House in Seacroft. The aim of the events has been…

Each September in the UK, tens of thousands of people in recovery, recovery projects and services celebrate their successes, and recovery itself, by organising and taking part in events throughout the country. The largest event during Recovery Month, the Recovery Walk, took place in Durham on Saturday 12th September. Forward Leeds staff, volunteers and service…

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Ten members of the Leeds Recovery academy have donned their gardening gear to spruce up an allotment in Hyde Park As part of the academy’s Grow Together project, the green fingered team hope to eventually fill it with herbs, wild flowers, fruit and vegetables. Claire Doble, a volunteer at the Recovery Academy, who is leading…

Forward Leeds, the City’s new alcohol and drug service, were at Asda House on 7th December to promote its new campaign “Like my Limit” which promotes a healthy relationship with alcohol. Staff donned “beer goggles” to play darts and operate remote controlled cars to demonstrate the effects of excess alcohol. John Hague – Asda Leadership…

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