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22 December 2017

Christmas wishes from Changing Lives

Warm wishes from Changing Lives at Christmas. Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, staff, corporate and professional partners, and everyone else who helps us change lives every day.

As 2017 draws towards a close, I would like to personally thank everyone who has made this such a successful year for Changing Lives and the people we support.


People are at the heart of everything we do at Changing Lives.

From the people who use our services to change their…

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14 December 2017

New project to support sex workers on Merseyside

In the lead up to International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Changing Lives are embarking on a new partnership with Merseyside police. This will be the first time a dedicated Police Sex Worker Liaison Officer has been appointed to help sex workers on Merseyside.

Project Red Umbrella has been created to help protect street sex workers from abuse and exploitation, including sexual violence and trafficking. The project will also investigate hate crimes against sex workers, and to encourage victims to report crimes committed against them.

Red Umbrella has been launched after securing funding from…

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13 December 2017

Employment Team reach life-changing milestone of 500 people into work

Changing Lives is celebrating helping over 500 people into employment since our dedicated Employment Service launched in 2010.

Changing Lives has helped over 500 people across the North East and York to take the first steps towards a brighter future by successfully gaining employment.

All of our services across the country incorporate employment guidance and workshops into the support package they offer, and we also have…

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5 December 2017

Toby’s Story #InternationalVolunteerDay2017

We're celebrating International Volunteer Day 2017 today, and taking the opportunity to say a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers. Without their support, we wouldn't be able to change the lives of over 21,000 people each year across the country. This is Toby's story. Toby* has been volunteering with Changing Lives since June 2017.

I started volunteering around June after graduating from rehab. As a recovering addict with a year clean and sober I wanted to use my lived experience and passion for recovery to help others in their journey and encourage them in recovery. I also wanted to learn new skills…

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Help Us Change Lives at the Newcastle CEO Sleepout 2018 - 1st 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 1st 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…

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