Work Clubs

Forwards Employment Service

Your Forwards Work Clubs

Our Forwards Work Clubs can support anyone, over the age of 19, who is finding it difficult to overcome health related barriers, including mental health conditions.

We aim to provide a service, suitable for everyone, regardless of their age and disability.The Work Clubs are a chance to identify work objectives, build confidence, create and develop CVs, complete job applications, and, perhaps most importantly, connect with others with similar challenges aspiring to find paid employment.

Here are some of our successes from the Work Clubs:

Rob from the KitchenGarden Plant Centre, Plant Nursery


Forwards has recently teamed up with Adult Education to ensure our customers receive the best support possible to achieve their employment goals. Adult Education are therefore delivering a bespoke 12-week Employability Course at 6 of our work clubs, which includes:


  • Goal setting,


  • Interview skills


  • Financial management


  • And Guest speakers, including local employers.


Check out our detailed Work Club programme here.


The Work Clubs run fortnightly, delivered by an Adult Education tutor and supported by our experienced staff, as well as partners including 2Gether Trust, Barclays and other local organisations.


** We also have two seperate Work Clubs delivered by Salters Hill (Newent) and Brandon Trust (Dursley), which run every week on a Wednesday. They too cover topics to enhance employability skills and are a chance for fellow job seekers to interact with others.


If you want any more information, or wish to attend one of our Work Clubs, please complete the referral form and email it to

Cirencester Forwards

Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester GL7 2PZ

 Mondays 10:30am - 12:30pm


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Coleford Forwards

Sixteen Community Cafe 16 Bank St, Coleford GL16 8BA

 Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

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Gloucester Forwards

Tesco Superstore Community Room, St Oswalds Rd, Gloucester GL1 2SG

 Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

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Cheltenham Forwards

Cheltenham West End Partnership, Community Resource Centre, Grove Street, Cheltenham GL50 3LZ

 Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

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Tewkesbury Forwards

Tewkesbury Library, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX

 Thursday 2pm - 4pm

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Stroud Forwards

Fresh Ground Café, 26 Westward Road, Stroud GL5 4JQ

 Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm

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*Dursley Forwards*

Fairmead, Cam, Dursley GL11 5JS

 Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

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*Newent Forwards*

Chillout Zone, 36 Broad Street, Newent GL18 1AJ

 Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

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"The two most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%), and difficulty with transport (29%)"