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
02 Jan 2018
My journey to recovery from alcohol addiction
Dry January is an annual movement where people give up alcohol for the month of January. To highlight the importance of alcohol awareness, one of our former clients shares their story of their journey to recovery from alcohol addiction and what it’s like to be in social situations where drinking is commonplace.
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29 Dec 2017
Family Support at Christmas
For Forward Family Support client Angie, Christmas can be a difficult time. “I have been with my partner for five years and have only had one Christmas together, he seems to prefer prison food. I was looking forward to Christmas at home together but unfortunately, after less than a year out of prison, he is now back in prison for this year’s Christmas dinner. This year will be a lonely but relaxing Christmas for me”
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