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…

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Forward Leeds are offering members of the public and interested professionals short overdose awareness sessions in September. The sessions last only 10-15 minutes and cover how to recognise a potential overdose and what to do in the event of an overdose. Forward Leeds staff will also be on hand to answer questions and offer additional…

Forward Leeds will be sharing advice and information on what to do in the event of an overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day this week. International Overdose Awareness Day is on Friday the 31st of August and Forward Leeds are using this to help members of the public to spot an overdose and understand what…

Using or thinking about using steroids? Know someone who uses steroids? SNAP offer free, confidential, information about image & performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs). SNAP also offers IPED related equipment. All SNAP sessions are run on a personal one-to-one basis. Drop-in runs from 5pm until 7pm every Wednesday at Armley Park Court, Stanningley Rd, Leeds, LS12 2AE…

Kim Kaur has been appointed to a new role in Leeds, working with those identified as vulnerable, rough sleeping and/or begging to engage them in moving away from a life on the streets. The role, funded by Leeds Council, is about helping the vulnerably-housed to work with local services and agencies towards a healthier and…

5 Ways is a great place to work. It is a safe environment where people in recovery from substances can gain support. I have been working for DISC since July last year, joining Forward Leeds as BRiC Manager (Building Recovery in Communities).  My responsibilities include managing the aftercare element in Forward Leeds, Group Work and…

The best way to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients is to recruit and train great people. Although I am a Hub manager, another role is to steer the Forward Leeds Workforce Development (WFD) Group. This team’s goal is for staff to have the knowledge and skills to achieve all positive outcomes we…

Forward Leeds are opening a revamped and more accessible harm reduction and needle exchange facility at its Kirkgate hub. A launch event at 2pm on 8th September at Forward Leeds will see clients, public health experts and other guests from the health and care sector have a chance to see the new changes to the…

Local people who have lost friends and family members because of drugs or alcohol are being invited to enter names and tributes in memorial books being opened across the city. Drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds is opening the books in the reception areas of its hubs in Seacroft, Armley and Kirkgate in the city…

Staff at Forward Leeds are helping those with hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus (BBV) to help themselves. A new BBV peer support group will meet monthly at the Forward Leeds Kirkgate hub. Initially, it will be for clients and former clients of Forward Leeds. Karen Towning, BBV Nurse at Forward Leeds said: “We recognised there…

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