Forward services

Forward delivers high quality, evidence based services which enable people to break the cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. Our drug and alcohol services support people in prison and in the community with clinical, psychological and group support. Our employment services support ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction to find and keep a job.
Prison drug and alcohol services
We opened the first intensive abstinence-based treatment programme in a UK prison at HMP Downview in 1992, and our drug and alcohol programmes were...
Community drug and alcohol services
Forward has 14 years’ experience in supporting people in communities across the country. Our services are tailored to the individual needs, strengths...
Family Support
Drug or alcohol addiction can impact on the health and well-being of family and friends, as well as on the individual with drug or alcohol problems....
Employment services
Forward employment services offer tailored support, training and access to real jobs to ex-offenders and those in recovery from addiction. Our award...
Recovery Support Service
The key to successful recovery is a network of support that replaces previous drug using associates. Forward tries to make such positive influences...
I completed the Rapt prison programme in 2008 at HMP Send and was released in 2014. Since then, I’ve opened my own business and become a mother. Forward has given me more opportunities than I ever could have imagined and they are still here for me, still supporting me.
- Lacie, Former Forward Client