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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
04 Jun 2019
Rosie Duffield MP visits Canterbury service that supports homeless people with substance misuse issues
On Monday 3rd June Rosie Duffield, Member of Parliament for Canterbury, came to see first-hand the work being carried out by two local charities. The Forward Trust, which supports people who have issues with substance misuse and Catching Lives, who work with rough sleepers and the homeless.
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30 May 2019
London Borough of Brent addresses crime levels and unemployment in ex-offenders by commissioning specialist employment programme from The Forward Trust
Bright Futures is a new specialist employment programme provided by The Forward Trust in Brent which will enable ex-offenders to secure employment in good quality jobs that are aligned to their skills.
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