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
16 Oct 2018
Novel Psychoactive Substances Conference
Forward partners with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust to host first Annual Conference on Novel Drug Trends
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12 Sep 2018
The Forward Trust Launches first Social Impact Report at HMP Downview
The Forward Trust today launched its inaugural Social Impact Report at HMP Downview in Surrey, returning to the location where the organisation delivered the first ever intensive rehabilitation programme in a UK prison.
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