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4 February 2016

Changing Lives shortlisted for North East Business Awards

Changing Lives is extremely excited to announce that they've been selected as a finalist in the Heart of the Community category at the North East Business Awards 2016

The Heart of the Community award ‘celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity, and seeks to identify those organisations which best exemplify the social and community spirit which is at the core of North East culture.’

Wish us luck for the ceremony on March 10th!

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2 December 2015


Changing Lives' Homelife project is marking National Empty Homes Week by opening the doors to its ninetieth property transformation.

Homelife is part of the Government Empty Homes programme to bring long term empty properties back in to use. The organisation has undertaken a raft of property purchases and renovations of flats and houses across the North East which have been unused for at least six months….

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21 August 2015

Brand new pre-employment scheme is proven to ‘BEAT’

An innovative new service that helps people get ready for employment is proving hard to beat – literally. The Benefits, Employment and Action Team (BEAT) has been going for five weeks and has already received 23 referrals and two positive job outcomes.

A four-strong team from Charity Changing Lives and Oasis Aquila Housing are getting out and about within Newcastle, Gateshead and Northumberland, offering people a variety of specialist support.

The team of four can be found at different locations within the local community including libraries, job centres and at local food…

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23 February 2015

Housing First – ground-breaking research into homelessness approach

Changing Lives, in partnership with a range of specialist agencies and organisations, has led ground-breaking research on long-term homelessness in the UK. The research shows that the Housing First approach in tackling long-term homelessness in England, can potentially reduce the number of people who are homeless, whilst providing significant cost savings.

Carried out by one of Europe’s leading authorities on the sector, the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, the study reviewed nine providers of the Housing First services from across the country.

  • The research is based on 60 service users who are homeless and have complex needs and who…

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23 January 2015

Replacing one addiction with another

THE dangers for young people of the easily available so-called ‘legal highs’  have been well documented,  but a recent study by Changing Lives reveals new evidence that people recovering from addiction are putting themselves and their recovery at risk by substituting one dangerous and addictive substance for another.

‘Legal highs’…

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