(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,…

Chief Executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service are asking people to test their alcohol knowledge with a quiz for Alcohol Awareness Week, the national campaign that runs from 11-17 November. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “As well our quiz, we have a number of events across Leeds where people can chat to us…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is re- running its campaign to raise awareness of the increasing strength of cannabis and the issues around heavy use of the drug. Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager at Forward Leeds said of the campaign, which is entitled #RespectTHC, said: “The aim is to help…

Use cannabis, have a view on it or want to find out more? Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service, are holding events across Leeds to discuss the impact of cannabis on individuals and the community. We want the views of people that use and the views of those that don’t about cannabis through our…

Forward Leeds workers were at an International Women’s Day 2018, organised by Leeds City Council at Kirkgate Market. EIP worker, Dimitra Sampani, said: “It’s important for women to realise that our service is there for them. That whatever their question, they can speak to us, be taken seriously and treated with respect”. Dimitra added: “We…

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