Members of 5 WAYS the Leeds Recovery Academy celebrated completing their Introduction to Health and Social Care course with an evening graduation ceremony. The course teaches the students the skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as in a caring environment. it is an ideal first stage for anyone interested in learning…

5 Ways Logo

On the 30th of June, The Recovery Academy, run by Forward Leeds, was renamed the 5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy. The name, which was chosen by the current members, reflects the five ways to improve mental well-being. A new logo and branding has been created for 5 WAYS that reflects this. 5 WAYS takes…

​A dozen Forward Leeds clients, some still in treatment and some former clients attended a session at the University of Leeds to gain insights into accessing further and higher education. Graham Hale, Education, Training and Employment Worker for Forward Leeds said: “It was like watching lightbulbs go on above our clients heads. They realised that…

For the first time, Forward Leeds are putting detox in the spotlight. We are focusing from June 13-15 on raising clients’ knowledge of what support there is for when they go through detox. Detoxification (detox for short) means the removal of toxic substances from the human body and also refers to the period when the…

Staff from drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds are running to raise funds for a charity that works with the homeless and vulnerable in the city. Six members of the team at Forward Leeds are running in the Leeds Half Marathon on the 14th of May and raising money for St. George’s Crypt. St. George’s…

The Family Plus time had a fantastic time over the Easter holidays. Here are a few photographs of what they got up to in their family craft sessions, which included making Easter baskets, decorating biscuits and more! The Family Plus sessions will be continuing to run every Wednesday until the six week holidays. If you…

Helping an attendee

Clients of drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds attended a jobs fair to help them “step up” in to the construction industry. Lucy Fella, of Forward Leeds, said, “The event day was a great success. It enabled Forward Leeds clients to speak to employers, colleges and other training providers from the construction industry. We’ve had…

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