The Forward Trust

The Forward Trust

Charity information

The Forward Trust

Forward empowers people to break the cycle of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive futures. Our services follow a broad and evidence based framework, but is tailored to each individual's needs, strengths and motivations.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make changes to create better lives with jobs, family, friends, and a sense of community.

    Working in 25 prisons and various community settings, we aim to provide service users with high quality harm reduction, care and assessment. At the same time we aim to provide all service users with the motivation, inspiration and support to believe in their ability to make transformational change in their lives. For those who resolve to make such changes, we offer a range of structured programmes and pathways to build and maintain recovery.

  • Aims

    The Forward Trust aims to:

    • Empowering: We believe in nurturing self-belief and independence to empower people to achieve their goals
    • Collaborative: We seek out opportunities to collaborate with others, identifying common goals and complementary expertise and abilities. we strive to achieve the best outcomes together.
    • Expert: We approach problems using insights and evidence to find a solution. Our approaches are proven to work and make a positive impact.
    • Courageous: We are deeply committed to our work and ambitious in what we can achieve. We are unafraid to challenge or speak up if it’s needed to do the best work we can.
    • Innovative: We embrace creativity in all that we do. Whether seeking out new approaches, adapting and responding to changes around us, solving problems, or engaging others.
  • 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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