Social Impact Report

Our first Social Impact Report showcases how Forward reaches over 15,000 people across 18 prisons and 10 community services.

Our Impact

The original ‘Rapt’ 12 step treatment programme, showed a 65% reduction in the volume of crime committed by programme graduates, compared to a comparison group completing less intensive programmes.
For every 100 people completing Forward's 'Rapt' programmes an estimated £6.3 million is saved through reduced crime and re sentencing costs
The 'Blue Sky' employment model reduces re-offending by up to 23%
What we Do

We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social business with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
Prison Services
Community Services
Employment Services
Family Work
After Care
Housing Services
It is encouraging to learn how organisations like Forward are offering specialist support to help people break the cycle of addiction and look forward to a positive life.
- HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge on visiting HMP Send
Latest News and Stories
18 Dec 2018
Award-winning social enterprise is reducing re-offending one pasty at a time
HMPasties, a not-for-profit social enterprise aiming to reduce re-offending by employing people with criminal convictions to produce baked goods, have recently won the Heart of Salford Award for their mobile catering van that brings welcome food to local construction sites and other locations.
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28 Nov 2018
Fashion Inspiration Luella Rockerfella launches new Christmas pop-up shop in aid of Forward
Leading online fashion retailer Luella Rockerfella is launching an exciting new pop-up shop in London to raise money for The Forward Trust – just in time for Christmas!
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