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19 June 2015

Fulfilling Lives Annual Meeting

Earlier this month, Changing Lives' partnership, Fulfilling Lives, hosted their annual meeting in Gateshead to talk about how the programme is progressing. Guests were invited to share their views at the open forum to help shape Fullfilling Lives' next phase of work.

Chairman, Sir Paul Ennals and Programme Manager, Neil Mackenzie opened the event.

The event included talks from various guest speakers including, Public Health Consultant,Alice Wiseman and GP Chair of Newcastle CCG, Guy Pilkington on the Strategic…

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20 May 2015

Expression of Interest Survey

Building Better Opportunities Tyne and Wear Multiple Barriers to Employment programme

Changing Lives is currently seeking partners to develop a bid to the European Structural Investment Fund-Building Better Opportunities Tyne and Wear-Multiple Barriers to Employment programme.

Big Lottery Fund will match the ESIF investment creating a fund of £7.5m (2016-2019) which will address social inclusion in Tyne…

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22 April 2015

Success for Women’s Services

Sgt 8220 Jill Cowling and Changing Lives GAP/MAP Project were nominated and won the Northumbria Police Diversity and Partnership Award in March.

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 done everyone involved.

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13 April 2015

Homelife property portfolio goes from strength to strength

Our HomeLife project is excited to announce that they have secured future funding to purchase and refurbish more empty properties throughout Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland. Homelife is part of the Government's 'Empty Homes Programme' to tackle long-term empty properties and bring them back into use.

Homelife helps us to extend the work we already do by enabling us to offer a permanent home to some of our service users and help them to build a future and complete their journey to independence.

Our Homelife…

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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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