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On July 10 2017 The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) and Blue Sky Development and Regeneration combined their services under a new name, The Forward Trust. Together RAPt and Blue Sky bring a combined 35 years' experience of delivering life changing services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society. 

As Forward we will build on our track record of delivering tailored services and support to assist more people to change their lives.


Forward supports people to break the cycle of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. Forward has thousands of examples of former clients who have transformed their lives away from addiction and crime. Forward believes that, with the access to the right support, anyone is capable of transformational change.  

By combining the experience of these two organisations with over 35 years' experience between them, we hope to help more people break the cycle and move forward with their lives.
- David Bernstein, Chair, Forward

Forward Sub-brands

The Bridges will remain the name of Forward's residential rehabilitation centre in Hull 

Blue Sky will remain as a name for the core part of our employment work 

Rapt will become the collective name of our intensive drug and alcohol programmes. People who complete the programmes will still be 'Rapt Graduates' 

About the re-brand

Find out about the impact of the re brand on key elements of our service 

The majority of @rapt.org.uk emails have moved to @forwardtrust.org.uk emails, if you've sent an email to an old RAPt email then don't worry, it will still get to us.

The East Kent Community Drug and Alcohol Service will still use @rapt.org.uk until after the co-design process the service is currently undergoing is completed.

Blue Sky development emails will stay for the near future.  

Forward will be transitioning services over to the new brand over the coming months, if you use one of our services you will see posters and leaflets change over to the new brand. 

Our social media accounts have changed to @forwardtrust 

Introducing the Forward Trust
Read about our new brand, our impact and our ambition.