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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
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
10 Apr 2019
Forward Trust shortlisted for UK Charity Governance Awards 2019
The Forward Trust (Forward) has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2019
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01 Apr 2019
Forward launches new, improved service in Surrey prisons
The Forward Trust is thrilled to announce its new contract to deliver substance misuse services in Surrey prisons and Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre, which went live on 1st April.
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