Introducing The Forward Trust.

The new name for Rapt and Blue Sky

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
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
07 Dec 2017
Quiz night raises more than £10,000 for The Bridges
On Wednesday 6th December over 100 guests from across Yorkshire attended a quiz night in aid of The Bridges – a residential rehabilitation centre run by The Forward Trust in Hull. The quiz, held at Barmbyfield Barns in Pocklington, raised more than £10,000 for the centre, with BBC Radio Humber’s Phil White playing quiz master for the evening.
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27 Nov 2017
Forward release 'Bridging the Gaps' report
Ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction could help fill the UK workforce shortages expected post-Brexit, according to a report released by The Forward Trust.
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