5 WAYS is the Leeds centre for those in recovery from an alcohol or drug misuse issue. 5 WAYS is currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak but you can still get in touch with us. Telephone: 0113 887 2749 email:  5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk facebook: /5WAYSLeeds Twitter: @5WAYSLeeds We are exploring ways of offering groups and activities online….

5 WAYS attracted over 120 visitors to the service on 16 July. The 5 WAYS Open Day, run to celebrate the service’s third birthday, was a real success with over 70 potential new members visiting to get a taste of what is on offer. Staff from other services in Leeds also came along to find…

Staff from the environmental volunteering centre Hollybush are bringing a range of activities to 5 WAYS every Thursday. This Thursday that included planting vegetables out on the terrace, willow weaving to make bird feeders and making fat balls to fill them. Gemma Foley of Hollybush said: “Learning new skills and finding different interests is really…

The family of a Leeds man, who lost his life after battling alcohol misuse, has used the money collected at his funeral to plant trees in his memory. Relatives of Kevin Collinson from Tinshill, who died last September, worked with gardeners from Forward Leeds’ Grow Together group. Members of the group are all in recovery…

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: …

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…

The Family Plus team at Forward Leeds will be running activities for clients and their families across the city throughout August. This includes animal handling days, picnics and games in the park as well as gardening and nature days. Sophie Parker the head of the Family Plus team said: ”These events are so important for…

Grow Together

The Grow Together group is a permaculture and environmental gardening group created as joint project between Forward Leeds and Hyde Park Source. The group is a part of the weekly planned activities at the Forward Leeds Recovery Academy and meets every Tuesday afternoon. The course teaches participants to design and maintain “green-space” such as a…

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