Introducing The Forward Trust.

The new name for Rapt and Blue Sky

Our Impact

Forward's intensive 'Rapt' prison drug and alcohol programmes reduce re-offending by 18%
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 Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or 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
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
14 Jul 2017
Forward responds to new Drug Strategy
On 14th July 2017 the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon. Amber Rudd, set out the details of the Government’s new plans for addressing substance misuse in a new Drug Strategy.
Read More
03 Jul 2017
Garden Party at Ganton Hall raises over £16,000
A Yorkshire summer garden party held at Ganton Hall, near Scarborough, has raised £16,000 for The Bridges in Hull. More than 100 guests from across the county attended the event, which was held to raise funds for The Bridges in Hull, a residential treatment centre run by The Forward Trust.
Read More