The Forward Trust
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
We are unafraid to speak up if needed and also to take responsibility to play our part in delivering change if it's needed.
We embrace creativity in all we do to find new ideas and solutions so we can do our best.
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.
Established: January 1991
Registered Charity Number: 1001701
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 300
Part time staff: 70
Phone number: 020 3752 5603
Address: The Foundry, 17 the Oval way SE11 5RRView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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