Join our Virtual Christmas Concert

Join us on 1st December for an unforgettable evening hosted by Jason Flemyng, featuring readings from Jonathan Pryce, Griff Rhys Jones and Dame Harriet Walter, with music from Chris Difford from the band Squeeze. All proceeds go towards our family service.

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
IAPT Mental Health 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
23 Nov 2020
Looking after our staff and service users during the coronavirus pandemic
Forward are committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff and service users during the coronavirus pandemic.
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06 Nov 2020
Lifelong Learning Week: the future of work
Education, up-skilling and retaining is crucial if we want to succeed in the future. As Lifelong Learning Week draws to a close, our Director of Employment Services, Asi Panditharatna, shares his reflections on adult education and the future of work.
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