Alcohol and Drug services: Forward Leeds

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are a part of Forward Leeds, a service which provides assessment, treatment and aftercare for people with issues around alcohol and other drugs.

Staff from Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are based in all three of the Forward Leeds hubs in Armley, Seacroft and Leeds City Centre.  We also offer home visiting, primary care based clinics and hospital liaison.

For support with gambling related issues, please visit the NHS Northern Gambling Service website.

Forward Leeds supports adults and young people to make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs. They reduce risk-taking behaviours through dedicated prevention, early intervention and tailored programmes. The ultimate goal is to support people to achieve and sustain recovery. This includes those who have complex needs.

The scope of complex problems includes people with alcohol/drug dependence or poly-drug use and:

  • severe and enduring mental illness
  • moderate or severe mental illness
  • women who are pregnant and their partners people needing high tariff or specialist prescribing physical health needs requiring hospital admission

The people who use our service have a recovery plan.  This includes their family and friends, and is based on a psychosocial intervention supplemented by all necessary special needs interventions.

Pharmacotherapies, including ‘high tariff’ prescribing, are integrated in the care plan. Our therapists work alongside other practitioners from Forward Leeds, specialist services, primary care, criminal justice services and others.

All those who use our service will work with their Key Worker to achieve personal goals as part of their care programme. Typically care programmes run from three to twelve months.

The service is open:

9am – 5pm, Monday and Friday
9am – 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Get in touch

Please contact Forward Leeds for further information on 0113 887 2477 or email

We expect our staff to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and fair environment by challenging behaviour which is unacceptable, in particular on the grounds of race, gender, colour, ethnicity or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age and faith or belief.


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