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…

A number of former Forward Leeds clients and some still in treatment attended a session at the University of Leeds’ Life Long Learning Centre to gain insights into accessing higher education. ​They met staff from the University as well as the Learning Champions, people with similar life experiences, who have studied at the University. Graham…

5 WAYS, the recovery hub for Leeds, recently passed over 200 members and on the 23rd of February celebrated its continuing success with another of its popular Open Mic Nights. Acts ranged from musicians and comedians to singers and spoken word performers. Jo Byrden, manager of 5 WAYS said: “The Open Mic Nights are a great…

5 WAYS, the Leeds recovery hub will be celebrating its continuing success with another of its popular Open Mic Nights on the 23rd of February 2018. With performers ranging from musicians and singers to comedians and spoken word performers the night promises to be another night spilling over with creativity. Jo Byrden, manager of 5…

Members of the 5 WAYS Grow Together group have created a colourful mosaic as an entrance sign to their allotment at Woodhouse Moor. The group took over an abandoned allotment plot in July 2016 and had to cut down six foot high vegetation before they could begin work. Claire Doble, co-facilitator of the group said: …

Forward Leeds will be organising  travel to the UK Recovery Walk in Blackpool on Saturday the 9th of September. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living proof of the reality of long-term addiction recovery. Lee Wilson, Forward Leeds Area Manager said: “Once again,…

The WY-FI Project have used gardening therapy for their staff away day. WY-FI works to support people across West Yorkshire who have multiple needs to live more fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. The team visited the 5 WAYS Grow Together group in their Hyde Park allotment to help out the project. The 5 WAYS…

Staff on the booth

Forward Leeds attended a couple of events at the main Leeds Pride weekend. On Saturday 5 August they were in Leeds City Museum on Millennium Square at the LGBT+ Pride Market Place. This was a chance to find out about LGBT+ services, support and community groups in Leeds. The event was opened at midday by the…

The Leeds recovery community got together for a day of school-age sports at Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park. Staff, volunteers and users of the services at 5 WAYS took part in a Sports Day with staff and clients from Spacious Places, The Space, Learning to Live Again and St Anne’s Rehabilitation on the 28 of July Events…

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