On Friday 11 July the work of Forward Leeds was recognised as part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) Time to Shine 2018 awards. Time to Shine is an annual event that the Trust holds to recognise and celebrate outstanding work. The Award for Collaborative Working was given to the LTHT Hepatology Department and…

From July 31 to August 2, Forward Leeds is raising awareness of how people in Leeds can be supported to use residential rehab centres. Residential rehab is a recovery option for anyone aged 18 and over in Leeds and offers a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment for those who have struggled with community based treatment. The…

“Wasted this Summer?” is the question from Forward Leeds Wasted this summer is the title of a campaign aimed at helping people in Leeds to make wiser choices about their behaviour over the summer. Forward Leeds are distributing leaflets, postcards and posters across the city with their messages on them and will also be sharing…

A “high quality” drug and alcohol recovery service which has made a “positive impact” across Leeds is celebrating its third anniversary. Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug support service has helped over 4,000 adults and 700 young people to meet their treatment goals since it began in July 2015. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City…

Forward Leeds had a team in the Dragon Boat Races at the Leeds Waterfront Festival on Saturday 23 June and a stand offering advice and information around alcohol and drugs. Although Forward Leeds did not win the overall competition the team raised almost £1000 for the Family Plus team who run groups and activities with…

Forward Leeds are running free training sessions on young people and cannabis alongside their latest campaign “Highs of Leeds” a campaign aimed at educating and informing young people about cannabis. The sessions are available for police, heath care specialists, social services professionals, teachers and anyone with an interest in this area. Jan Burkhardt, Health Information…

It was standing room only at 5 WAYS as people packed in to learn the story of R3C0VRY.WRX yesterday. The presentation covered how R3C0VRY.WRX was developed by members of 5 WAYS as an outlet for the creativity of those in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The website offers a place for stories and poetry, art…

5 Ways @ the Recovery Academy provided an enjoyable afternoon for visiting clients from the St. Anne’s Residential Detox and Rehabilitation Services. Those attending were blown away by a magic show provided by Tony Sunderland from St. Anne’s. Lunch was provided on the roof terrace and the day ended with a quiz delivered by the…

A number of former Forward Leeds clients who obtained a Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care attended their graduation at 5 WAYS last night (3 May 2018). The Certa accredited course had been delivered over eight months at 5 WAYS by teacher Tim Wood supported by Martin Barrett in conjunction with The Cardigan…

5 WAYS’ Grow Together gardeners are now watching over trees planted in memory of Kevin Collinson. Relatives of Kevin used the money raised at his funeral to plant two trees at an allotment run by Grow Together. Kevin died last September, after years of battling alcohol misuse. Claire Doble, Co-Facilitator of the group, said: “We…

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