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3 July 2015

Louise is in the Driving Seat – a Client Story

In Louise Barwell’s 25 years everything has changed for her and for the better. Louise, who lives in Doncaster with her parents and brother has achieved a life-long ambition and is most definitely on the road to success.

At school Louise struggled with bullying which had a devastating effect on Louise’s confidence and she built a fantasy world based on a mishmash of lies and one day, things spiralled out of control and ended with Louise being…

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29 June 2015

Changing Lives Durham Community Event

The Changing Lives Durham team and residents recently celebrated their newly refurbished accommodation project along with partners, friends and visitors at an open community day.

Guests included the 101 RegimentRA who provided fun team building games throughout the day and the Durham and Darlington Firebrigade, who brought along their fire engine and equipment.



There was plenty…

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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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