Social Impact Report

Our first Social Impact Report showcases how Forward reaches over 15,000 people across 18 prisons and 10 community services.

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 Jan 2019
A radical new approach for the music industry: bringing you new talent and giving a second chance to those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
This month sees the release of a music video with a difference: where the entire cast is made up of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, shot against the iconic backdrop of Brighton.
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03 Jan 2019
Unique conference examines current novel drug trends – charity and NHS in partnership
At the end of 2018, on 29th November, The Forward Trust co-hosted the UK’s first Novel Drug Trends conference, in partnership with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), which attracted an audience of 130 professionals from a range of fields related to the management of drug misuse.
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