The Forward Trust

The Forward Trust

Charity information

The Forward Trust

The Forward Trust (formally RAPt) supports some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society to turn their lives around by helping them to break the cycles of addiction, crime, unemployment and destructive behaviours. We have over 25 years of experience in providing addiction treatment and recovery services in prisons and in the community and over 12 years of experience in supporting ex-offenders back into sustainable work.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is that anyone, whatever their history and circumstances, can find the help they need to turn away from a life of crime and/or addiction, to build a fulfilling and productive life with family, work and community, while inspiring and supporting others to follow the same path.

    Our mission is to bring lasting change to people’s lives, away from addiction and/or crime by delivering services that inspire the belief in a better life, and provide clear steps to achieve this change – bringing benefits to our service users, their families and communities.

    Our values underpin all of our work. They are at the heart of Forward – who we are, what we do and how we do it:

    Empowering
    Through the inspiration of others and by being honest and approachable we aim to support people to build the trust and courage to be the best they can be.

    Collaborative
    Through a respect for the strengths and differences of others; effective and open communication; and a commitment to remaining flexible in our approach, we strive to achieve the best outcomes together.

    Expert
    Our approaches are proven to work and make a positive impact. We are trusted experts, consistently delivering quality whilst remaining adaptable and resilient in the face of change.

    Courageous
    We are unafraid to speak up if needed and also to take responsibility to play our part in delivering change if it's needed.

    Innovative
    We embrace creativity in all we do to find new ideas and solutions so we can do our best.

  • Aims

    The Forward Trust aims to:

    • Increase the number of ex-offenders or addicts who can achieve recovery and rehabilitation with the support of our services – whether through statutory contracts or voluntary income.
    • Increase support for the concept of recovery and rehabilitation for offenders and addicts amongst the general public, policy makers, funders, commissioners, employers and governors.
    • Achieve a sustainable expansion of our services, while maintaining financial 3 and administrative stability.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1001701

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 300

    Part time staff: 70

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 020 3752 5601

    Address: the Foundry, 17 the Oval way SE11 5RR

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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