Volunteer Coordinator Sam Lindley and Area Manager Helen Cook

Forward Leeds have successfully retained their Volunteer Kitemark for another three years. The kitemark is awarded by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) and recognises organisations or where volunteers receive a high quality, positive volunteering experience. Forward Leeds Area Manager Helen Cook (above right) said: We’re delighted that the volunteer programme at Forward Leeds has been recognised…

Below are our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period. Tuesday 24th December – 9am to 5pm Wednesday 25th December, Christmas Day – closed Thursday 26th December, Boxing Day – closed Friday 27th December – 9am to 5pm Monday 30th December – 9am to 5pm Tuesday 31st December – 9am to 5pm Wednesday…

The Hurly-Burley Players received a standing ovation for their production of Cluedo last night. The theatre company, made up of volunteers and members from 5 WAYS in Leeds who are in recovery from substance misuse, staged their hilarious whodunit in front of a full house at Guiseley Theatre. The play had been written for them…

Forward Leeds workers will be at Leeds train station on Friday, 29th November as part of the city’s Operation Nightsafe2 weekend. The coordinated campaign which includes West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds and City Centre Management will also see our team staff a stall at the Trinity Centre on Saturday 30 November. Operation Nightsafe2 aims to…

People in Leeds in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction are to stage a one-off production of Cluedo, written and directed by a RADA trained former TV actress. The Hurly-Burley Players will be staging the light-hearted whodunit Cluedo at the Guiseley Theatre on Wednesday, December 4th. The whole cast is in recovery from problematic alcohol…

Around 80 people attended an Alcohol and Drugs Information Event run by Forward Leeds at the Hamara Centre in Beeston, South Leeds. Hamara is the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “It was great to see so many people attend our event. There…

Anyone interested in learning more about alcohol and drugs is welcome to attend a free event on Thursday 17 October. Forward Leeds is offering an event at the Hamara Centre in Beeston providing information and advice around alcohol and other drugs. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “It’s a chance for people to find out…

On Thursday September 19 the streets of Leeds will host a film festival with a difference. The Recovery Street Film Festival focuses on filmmakers who have a lived experience of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, whether it is themselves or a loved one. Forward Leeds and 5 WAYS have organised the screening of the…

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

Forward Leeds says ‘don’t live in doubt‘ where hepatitis C is concerned. The city’s alcohol and drug service have developed a number of resources, highlighting how much easier it now is to get tested and treated for hepatitis C. The campaign, developed in conjunction with staff from the hepatology department of St James’s Hospital and…

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