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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
06 Mar 2019
Forward's prison services help prevent fatal opioid overdoses with life-saving medication
The Forward Trust is pleased to announce that it is working to make an impact on reducing drug-related opioid-related deaths in those leaving prison by supplying an average of 40% of prison leavers with a history of opiate addiction with Naloxone kits, compared with a national average of just 12% revealed in a report yesterday.
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05 Mar 2019
National Apprenticeship Week 2019
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 started yesterday and we are excited about the `Blazing a trail’ theme, given that apprentices and employers up and down the country are doing just that.
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