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The Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. It is part of a campaign led by Forward Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people…

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2018 Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. This campaign, running across Leeds from the 19th to 25th of November, is to encourage people to review their drinking. There are plenty of good reasons…

Customers and staff at Paran’s Mini Market in Rothwell raised £200 for Forward Leeds in memory of Billy Ellis who died in September from alcohol poisoning. Billy had worked at the shop on Haigh Road for four years but had recently left to help his mother in her launderette. The money raised will go towards…

For Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds have organised an alcohol awareness event on the 23rd of November in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS, St Annes Community Services and Carers Leeds among others. The aim of the event is to help the public think about their drinking. There are…

Peter

Peter had issues with opiates for many years. In this film he talks about what his life was like before he got help. Peter discusses how 5 WAYS in Leeds supports him to maintain abstinence following his detox and is helping him to move forwards with his life.

Mark got help from Forward Leeds for his drinking. He initially got support at one of the main hubs in the city. Mark attends groups at the Lingwell Croft to help him remain abstinent. He also supports others in the group as well in their recovery journey. In this short film he talks about what…

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Brendan had been a heavy drinker and occasional drug user for a number of years. The Forward Leeds staff based at Lingwell Croft Surgery in south Leeds were able to  help Brendan to stop drinking and using drugs. Brendan continues to attend groups and peer support others with their issues around alcohol and drugs. In…

This month Leeds City Council unveiled a new partnership approach to safeguarding and supporting those in need on the city’s streets as well as tackling antisocial behaviour often linked with street based lifestyles. The new Safer Leeds Street Support team brings together new and existing resources to work more closely with and support those who…

Staff, volunteers and ex-clients of Forward Leeds were in Shrewsbury for the highlight of Recovery Month the Recovery Walk on Saturday 8 September. The Recovery Walk is the largest event during Recovery Month and takes place in a different town or city in the UK every year. This year is the 10th year of the walk….

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…

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