(l to r) Kirkgate Market Manager Steve Mason, Malcolm Leary and Danny Malin of Malcolm Michaels Butchers and Georgina Davis from the Family Plus team at Forward Leeds

A Leeds butcher is asking people to donate presents for the children of those getting help for alcohol and drug misuse. Malcolm Leary, who runs Malcolm Michaels Butchers in Kirkgate Market, is asking people to leave Christmas presents by his shop that will be given to the children of people being supported by Forward Leeds,…

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…

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…

Below are our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period. Monday 24th December – 9am to 5pm Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day – closed Wednesday 26th December, Boxing Day – closed Thursday 27th December – 9am to 5pm Friday 28th December – 9am to 5pm Monday 31st December – 9am to 5pm Tuesday…

Joy Archer, Education, Training and Employment Coordinator at Forward Leeds was busy over Christmas. She volunteered with Crisis a national charity that works to support people out of homelessness for good. Crisis at Christmas gives homeless people good food, friendly company, healthcare and clean clothes – and is a vital first step towards leaving homelessness…

Over 100 people from across Leeds attended a Christmas Party thrown by 5 WAYS on Monday 18th December at the St. Georges Centre. The event was organised jointly with St. Annes’ Detox and Rehab, Spacious Places and Growing Rooms. The party was for those in recovery and no longer using alcohol or drugs. The day…

Bill Owen, our Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, has been recording advice for broadcast on local radio over the Christmas period. In line with the Forward Leeds Keep Calm at Christmas campaign, Bill has been sharing some of our Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking with local radio stations Radio Aire and Heart Yorkshire. Bill’s advice…

The opening times for the Christmas and New Year period at our three hubs in Armley, Seacroft and the city centre are below. The same times go for 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy on Burley Road. From the 18 to the 22 of December the three Leeds hubs and 5 WAYS are…

The Leeds alcohol and drug service Forward Leeds is running a campaign to encourage safer drinking at Christmas. Forward Leeds are distributing their Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking leaflet into health centres, GPs surgeries, pharmacies and Leeds Council One Stop Centres as well as from their three hubs in the city. The advice is also…

Christmas and New Year can be a fun time for some but a difficult time for others. Some may overindulge in the seasonal spirit but some people may not feel very festive at all. Below is a link to our Tips for Safer Drinking over Christmas and a link to advice and information for those…

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