• Changing Lives With Employment

    Our employment service helps people experiencing some of the biggest barriers to the labour market to get jobs and keep them.


  • Changing Lives Through Accommodation

    Our accommodation services provide a wide-range of short-term and long-term homes for anyone in housing need.


  • Changing Lives For Women

    Our women’s services help women and girls achieve more. We work in communities and from specialist centres to offer tailored programmes across England.


  • Changing Lives From Addiction to Recovery

    Our dedicated addiction and recovery services offer a number of tailor-made solutions for people who are living with addiction and recovery.


  • Changing Lives Through Outreach

    Our outreach teams work in communities to help people in vulnerable situations re-connect or keep in touch with services and support.


  • Changing Lives Through Social Enterprise

    Constantly innovating, we run charity shops, food re-distribution schemes and a maintenance company – all with the aim of generating additional funds to support our vital work with thousands of people each year.


  • Changing Lives For Families

    Our families teams are specially trained to help parents and children manage the process of family change through counselling.


Changing Lives For Better Futures

Through our pioneering and innovative work we support people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives. We work with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and a range of other problems by reaching out in to our communities. We offer specialist support services for women and families and provide employment opportunities for our clients, all supported by our successful social enterprises.



1 June 2016

Sunderland Substance Misuse Service Coming Soon

From 1st July 2016 Sunderland Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment Service will be delivering Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Sunderland. Changing Lives is delighted to be working in partnership with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear…

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17th February 2016

C.Reative Dialogues Exhibition

The project has been created with a number of different partners including ourselves, Newcastle University: Institute for Health and Society, School of Art and Culture, The Institute for Creative Arts…



20 June 2016

Helping Those Who Are Homeless in an Age of Austerity

Changing Lives supports people to break cycles of homelessness, addiction, exploitation and abuse. We started out as a homelessness charity in the early ‘70s and our other services have developed…


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