Funding of over £560,000 has been secured by Leeds City Council for Forward Leeds to support rough sleepers tackle their drug and alcohol issues. Plans are being progressed for the creation of a new outreach team to work closely with those in need. Linking in with the city’s wider Leeds Street Support the new team…

At this difficult time for many when normal routines are being pushed out of place. It can be even more important to try and connect with others and get support. Most mutual aid organisations are now offering online meetings that run alongside face-to-face groups. Alcoholics Anonymous has English speaking meetings every day online plus details…

In the New Year, for the first time, Forward Leeds will be looking to recruit trainees. If you want to work in the alcohol and drug support sector then here’s a great trainee opportunity. Forward Leeds will be looking to recruit three fixed term, full-time Trainee Recovery Coordinators. One for each of our three main…

Forward Leeds has partnered with online provider DrinkCoach to help people in Leeds cut down on their drinking Launching in Alcohol Awareness Week, DrinkCoach has a downloadable app and a website full of useful information. It also includes a test people can take to get immediate feedback on their drinking habits. There are also free…

(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,…

For Alcohol Awareness Week this year Forward Leeds is offering a FREE short training session on “Alcohol and Mental Health”. The session will cover how alcohol can affect people’s general mental health. This course will be delivered by our specialist training team and will cover: Alcohol units and why they matter How alcohol alters the…

A new team of mental health professionals is reaching out to help people living on the streets and others who are facing homelessness in Leeds. The Specialist Therapeutic Outreach Team is part of Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service. Operational Manager at Forward Leeds, Anne Hobbs, said: “Our workers are there for the…

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Danielle O’Connell has been appointed as the new Volunteering Development Coordinator for Forward Leeds. Danielle previously worked as a Project Coordinator for the national mental health charity Student Minds, which supports students wishing to volunteer. Prior to that she worked for The Challenge, one of the providers of the National Citizen Service, a personal and…

5 WAYS is the Leeds centre for those in recovery from an alcohol or drug misuse issue. Telephone: 0113 887 2749 email:  5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk facebook: /5WAYSLeeds Twitter: @5WAYSLeeds Once again all of our courses, groups and activities are taking place online. We also have a range of other supporting resources online that you can look at listed…

A team of Foward Leeds staff raised £2269 for our Family Plus service. They climbed the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, despite being battered by rain and gales. The team of 14 set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 7.30am on Saturday 5 September and walked the three peaks clockwise, first Ingleborough then Whernside and…

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