The Single Point of Contact team at Forward Leeds handle most of the phone calls, emails and online referrals coming into Forward Leeds. For most people they are the first contact they have with the drug and alcohol service. Allan Nicholson is a part of the team that deals with these enquiries. “As a team…

The Hurly-Burley Players put on their first ever production to great acclaim. The Hurly-Burley Players drama troupe from 5 WAYS, the Leeds centre for recovery from substance misuse, staged Macbeth at Guiseley Theatre on 8 May to an almost sold out crowd and received a standing ovation at the end. The play was directed by RADA…

Josh Warrington, Jack Walker, Sean O'Hagan and Anna Headley

World boxing champion Josh Warrington along with his trainer-father Sean O’Hagan and Leeds Rhinos player Jack Walker, handed out certificates at the Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation on the 11 April 2019. The event saw 50 people celebrate their achievement in going through treatment with drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds and who then sustained their…

Leeds based charity PATH Yorkshire have collaborated with 5 WAYS to get three people jobs with Forward Leeds. Since October 2017 Forward Leeds has worked with PATH Yorkshire through the STEP programme and taken four people on placements at 5 WAYS. Out of the four, three of these individuals have now found a job in…

Claire presenting training

Forward Leeds delivers a range of free, short training courses around drugs and alcohol and the timetable for 2019 is now available. Although it is open to anyone in Leeds this training sessions are primarily aimed at: Leeds City Council teams Social Care staff and similar organisations Charities and third sector organisations The sessions are run…

Becky Carrington has been appointed Domestic Abuse Lead Practitioner covering both Forward Leeds and the Humankind DIP/IOM service in Leeds. This new role provides a city-wide coordinated delivery of support and management of risk to identified domestic violence perpetrators and their families. The role will bring drug, alcohol, criminal justice and domestic abuse services together,…

Over the course of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds spoke to over 200 members of the public about their drinking. High profile individuals in Leeds, including the CEO of Leeds Council, showed their support for Alcohol Awareness Week with public pledges about alcohol. Forward Leeds ran a campaign asking people to pledge an “Inspired Change” to…

Bill Owen

The Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. It is part of a campaign led by Forward Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people…

In January 2018 5 WAYS and Forward Leeds began a contract under Careers Yorkshire and Humber and the National Careers Service to help clients progress into work or training. Since 5 WAYS began the programme they’ve seen 87 people, 37 of whom have been supported into some form of learning or sustainable employment, exceeding the…

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…

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