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16 January 2018

Generous public help 21,000 people have a happier Christmas

North East-based charity Changing Lives has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the British public in their ‘reverse advent calendar’ Christmas campaign, providing essential items and gifts to the 21,000 people they support across the country.

A Christmas campaign launched by the charity Changing Lives has seen a phenomenal response from the British public, with thousands of pounds worth of gifts and essentials donated from as far as Cornwall and the Outer Hebrides.

Changing Lives put a call out on their social media asking…

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Help Us Change Lives at the Newcastle CEO Sleepout 2018 - 8th March 2018

Executives from across the North East are invited to take part in the fifth annual CEO Sleepout at St. James’ Park in Newcastle in March 2018 to raise funds to tackle homelessness in the region and change lives for the better.

On Thursday 8th March 2018, St. James’ Park will host local business leaders and CEOs as they sleep out for the night at the largest CEO Sleepout outside London.

Last year, 100 participants raised a whopping £90,000 to help tackle homelessness in the region, with the money raised going…

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30 November 2017

Small Change or Real Change? Campaign Launches in Newcastle

A campaign to raise awareness of begging in Newcastle was launched today by Changing Lives, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police.

Small Change or Real Change? is designed to make people think twice about giving cash to beggars.

It is based on the belief that many people who beg are struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and there are more effective ways of helping them.

It suggests…

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30 November 2017

Changing Lives Receives Funding From The Big Issue To Tackle Homelessness In Newcastle and Gateshead

Changing Lives is the first organisation in the country to receive funding from an innovative new programme led by The Big Issue.

The social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest (BII), has launched a £10m Outcomes Investment Fund to support charitable organisations that are working to tackle homelessness.

Changing Lives is the first organisation to receive an investment from the fund to help combat entrenched rough sleeping…

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29 November 2017

Career Success For Woman We Support With The Help Of Local Beauty Business

A Gateshead beauty business has offered life-changing support to a local charity, and employment to one of their clients.

LashArt, a small internet-based retail company situated in Gateshead, has been supporting Changing Lives to help disadvantaged people back on their feet and into employment.

The company have recently hired a woman who is supported by Changing Lives, after she blew them away in an interview. Sarah…

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