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7 February 2018

Director welcomes release of information film for mothers facing prison sentence

Our Director, Laura Seebohm, has welcomed the release of 'Safeguarding Children when Sentencing Mothers: Information For Mothers Facing Sentence’ by Dr Shona Minson from Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

This powerful 11 minute film shares invaluable experience and advice of women with children who have experienced imprisonment – often unexpectedly.  We hope that practitioners from statutory and voluntary sector organisations will share with women we support especially those facing sentencing at Court.

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26 January 2018

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Funds Innovative Peer Research Into Sex Work in Doncaster

Changing Lives has been awarded £3,700 of funding from Dr. Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, which will be used to carry out peer-to-peer research into the needs and experiences of people who engage in sex work in Doncaster and the surrounding areas.

Using funding of £3,700 awarded from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, Changing Lives have been carrying out peer-to-peer research to find out why people engage in sex work and what support they need to protect themselves and their wellbeing.

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18 January 2018

Changing Lives makes shortlist for UK Housing Awards 2018

Changing Lives is thrilled to have been shortlisted in the national UK Housing Awards 2018.

Changing Lives is a finalist in the ‘Outstanding approach to meeting specialist housing need’ in this year’s UK Housing Awards.

Changing Lives run a specialist residential project in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for families affected by substance misuse. This accommodation provides a place for women who have children, or who are…

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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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12 January 2018

Domestic abuse support service rolled out across Cheshire in partnership with Cheshire Constabulary

Changing Lives is working in partnership with Cheshire Constabulary in an initiative to provide specialist support to survivors of domestic abuse across the county.

Following a successful pilot in Halton, an innovative multi-agency service to support people escaping domestic abuse is being rolled out across the county of Cheshire.

The initial pilot saw officers at Cheshire Constabulary work with Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) from Changing Lives on weekends to provide an…

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