A number of former Forward Leeds clients who obtained a Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care attended their graduation at 5 WAYS last night (3 May 2018). The Certa accredited course had been delivered over eight months at 5 WAYS by teacher Tim Wood supported by Martin Barrett in conjunction with The Cardigan…

A number of former Forward Leeds clients and some still in treatment attended a session at the University of Leeds’ Life Long Learning Centre to gain insights into accessing higher education. ​They met staff from the University as well as the Learning Champions, people with similar life experiences, who have studied at the University. Graham…

Since the beginning of April 2017 Forward Leeds has supported 466 of its clients into employment, and 125 into training or education. Joy Archer, Education, Training and Employment Coordinator for Forward Leeds said: “These figures show how proactive Forward Leeds and our Recovery Coordinators are in the way they support, motivate and signpost our clients.”…

​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…

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…

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…

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…

Forward Leeds Recover Academy

Service users have been invited to attended a jobs fair at the Leeds Recovery Academy. Forward Leeds, working in partnership with Leeds College of Building, is hosting the event on Friday January 27th between 1pm & 3.30pm at The Recovery Academy on Westfield Road, as part of the city-wide Step Up Into Construction Programme. Mike…

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Forward Leeds Alcohol and Drug service have a team that can provide training and information around brief interventions for people who drink or use substances. This is primarily aimed at: Social Care staff and similar organisations Leeds City Council teams Charities and third sector organisations It can be delivered at your premises and is completely…

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