Our Theory of Change

Forward’s Theory of Change presents a ‘route map’ of our dynamic range of service pathways, and how we give our service users the care and inspiration to believe that a different way of life is possible, backed up with clear opportunities for progression, facilitating the small steps that lead to lasting change. 

While every individual’s journey is different, and rarely smooth and linear, our services are designed to help people ‘pause’, think about their situation, build belief and motivation, ‘engage’ in interventions and programmes to ‘develop’ new ways of thinking and behaving, then progress to more in-depth personal development, before ultimately moving forward with the capacity to ‘prosper’ in life. Support and engagement is available in a range of life domains – health and well-being, drug and alcohol recovery, employment, and connections with family, friends and the wider world.

Drivers of change

  • Belief in change - For anyone, whatever their past
  • Peer role models - Living proof that change is possible
  • Clear progression pathways - Incremental steps towards lasting change
  • Networks of support - Providing positive encouragement and affirmation

Our impact