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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
IAPT Mental Health 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
21 Dec 2020
Accessing our services over the Christmas period
Find out our service availability over the Christmas period.
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18 Dec 2020
Almost a quarter of prisoners have a gambling problem, survey says
In the first survey of its kind, 23 per cent of prisoners reported that they think they have a gambling problem. Over half (57 per cent) of respondents think support to address gambling harm should be offered in prison.
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