5 WAYS attracted over 120 visitors to the service on 16 July. The 5 WAYS Open Day, run to celebrate the service’s third birthday, was a real success with over 70 potential new members visiting to get a taste of what is on offer. Staff from other services in Leeds also came along to find…

Former users of the Forward Leeds service and staff recently completed the Leeds 10K. A team of 14 runners from Forward Leeds ran the race on the 7 July and raised over £500 for 5 WAYS. A special mention for Dr Paul Bamber who completed the race dressed as a dinosaur. Forward Leeds Area Manager…

Forward Leeds has had its contract extended by Leeds City Council for a further three years. It means Forward Leeds will continue to provide the city’s alcohol and drug service up to July 2023, supporting people in the city with substance misuse issues and promoting prevention work. Since it launched in July 2015, the service…

A team of 14 from Foward Leeds are running the Leeds 10K to raise money for 5 WAYS. The team is a mixture of staff and former users of the service. Clinical Director Dr Mark Hallam and Area Manager Helen Cook are amongst those who will take part in the race. Detox worker Iain Cullum…

For the second year Forward Leeds had a team in the Dragon Boat Races at the Leeds Waterfront Festival Forward Leeds also had a stand and spoke to a range of visitors throughout the day answering questions about alcohol and drugs. Kathryn Blackburn, who organised the day for Forward Leeds said: “For Forward Leeds being…

5 WAYS have announced they will be hosting a second back-to-work programme. The Employability Training Programme will be delivered at 5 WAYS again for members who missed out the first time around. The course, run by Aspire Education, will run for three weeks beginning on 24 June. Those wishing to participate in the course should…

The latest print issue of the Forward Leeds newsletter is available. Copies are available to pick up at all of our hubs in the city. In the Summer 2019 issue Josh Warrington at our Recovery Graduation Forward Leeds leads the way, say inspectors We tell world experts about our new approach to spice danger Talk…

The Single Point of Contact team at Forward Leeds handle most of the phone calls, emails and online referrals coming into Forward Leeds. For most people they are the first contact they have with the drug and alcohol service. Allan Nicholson is a part of the team that deals with these enquiries. “As a team…

It’s Volunteers’ Week and we spoke to Julie Clarke, one of our volunteers about her role. “I decided to volunteer with Forward Leeds, when a very close friend died and I felt I needed another focus. I’ve experienced mental health issues myself and alcohol issues within my family. Forward Leeds seemed the perfect place to…

Jo Byrden image courtesy of the Yorkshire Post

5 WAYS, the Leeds recovery hub will be celebrating three years of successes with two events in July. Open Day On Tuesday 16 July 5 WAYS will be  highlighting the range of work they do to support the Leeds recovery community with an Open Day. Jo Byrden, Manager of 5 WAYS said: “We have had…

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