The Forward Trust

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Registered Charity Number 1001701


Forward empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive futures. 

Our services cover five main areas of work: Drug and Alcohol Recovery; Health & Wellbeing; Connections; Employment; and Housing. 

We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make changes to create better lives with jobs, family, friends and a sense of community.

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We support over 15,000 people in prison and the community each year and are serious about our mission – to help marginalised people break the cycle of disadvantage, substance dependency and crime through the development of personal strengths, skills and self-respect.

Forward have found that there are three key factors necessary to facilitate positive change – that we show a respect for, and belief in, our clients’ potential; that they are exposed to positive role models who they recognise, and who have demonstrated personal change; and that they are offered pathways to pursue their own recovery that are simple to understand, and that reward commitment and progress.

“In my mid 20s I tried cocaine. It took one line and I was hooked. It destroyed my life. I lost my job, my flat - everything. Forward were wonderful. It’s taken time and not been easy, but I’m in a really positive place now.  Without the support of Forward and my loved ones I wouldn’t be here. I now see a future for myself, which I never used to."

Mike, former Forward client.

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