Since 1991, the charity has been working with people to build positive and productive futures. The Forward Trust believe that anyone is capable of lasting change, whatever their past, as celebrated in their More Than My Past campaign. Services have supported thousands of people to make changes to create better lives with jobs, family, friends and a sense of community.

How your donations can help

£25 can pay for 2 hours of support for a family affected by addiction

£50 can buy the essentials needed to help an ex offender make a house a home and prevent the cycle of reoffending

Did you know

The Forward Trust offer salaried placements for up to 12 months within Forward. This includes our award-winning ‘Apprenticeship Scheme’, which has employed over 120 people in recovery, with 90% progressing to full-time employment in the sector following the 12-month placement and 80% sustaining their jobs or apprenticeships for at least three months.

In 2019/20 we had a 78% Prison Completion rate for Stepping Stones (a four-week group work programme) which is 49% above the national average completion rate for substance misuse treatment in a secure setting. In the community we had a 75% Completion rate.

In 2019/20 we served a total of 16,500 clients in the year, an increase of 10% compared to 2018/19. Just under 12,000 of these were new clients at the Pause stage of our Theory of Change, a 6% increase compared to 2018/19.

500 private rented properties sourced through our network of private landlords in 16 local authority areas and 94% of individuals housed by us sustaining their tenancies for a minimum of six months


The Foundry, 2nd Floor, 17 Oval Way
SE11 5RR

Contact Number

020 3752 5560