• 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 and Wales.


  • 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 and mediation.


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.



22 April 2015

Success for Women’s Services

The team attended the Northumbria Police excellence awards 2015, held at Newcastle Civic Centre. The award highlights extensive partnership work or outstanding achievement in diversity at a local regional level. Well…

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1st January 1970

Streetwise Opera Workshops

Streetwise Opera workshops are taking place every Thursday afternoon at the Changing Lives Recovery Centre or every Wednesday at 11.30pm to 12.30pm at Changing Lives Day Centre. You don't have to…


25 March 2015

A budget without substance?

Following last Wednesday’s budget our new Director of Communications and Fundraising, Jo Curry reflects on what the Chancellor said – and what he didn’t say. In the midst of the…


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