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Aim: This is a new, free training course from the Drug and Alcohol Coordinators who work in the Leeds City Council Early Help Hubs. Its main purpose is to give people a better understanding of the support on offer around substance misuse within the Early Help Hubs. It will also offer professionals the chance to…

Jackie Blackburn outside the Kirkgate hub
Staff member Jackie Blackburn outside the Forward Leeds hub on Kirkgate

From the 15 June Forward Leeds will begin seeing users of its service face-to-face again. Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, has been closed to in-person appointments since lockdown began in England. All consultations with just a few exceptions have been over the phone or online. From Monday 15 June onwards the three…

Entrance to 5 WAYS

5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy takes its name from the evidence demonstrating the five steps that everyone can take to improve wellbeing: Connect; Be Active; Keep Learning; Give to others; Be Mindful. These values underpin the work 5 WAYS does with its service users, who view the hub as a safe and welcoming place…

Young People

We have almost 30 volunteers who contribute many hours of their time every month to supporting Forward Leeds. Our volunteers are key to us delivering an effective and successful service. We have a wide range of volunteer roles being filled by people with a variety of skills and experience from different backgrounds People who spend…

 Santa’s Grotto, a mountain of presents, games and activities and a tasty buffet… All you need to have some festive fun!  Substance misuse can affect some of the most deprived people in the city, and for some children who are affected by parental substance misuse, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. From the…

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