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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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16 January 2015

Clients benefit from generous donation

Thank you to Procter and Gamble for their generous donation of toiletries, washing powder, nappies, razors and more to Changing Lives.

The clients across Changing Lives’ accommodation, women’s services and recovery from addiction projects will really appreciate and benefit from their kind and thoughtful gifts.

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9 January 2015

Changing Lives receives 50% of opening day takings

Raji Thomas, owner of Malabar Fusion Indian Restaurant in Sunderland, donated 50% of his opening day takings on Christmas Eve to Changing Lives Sunderland Outreach.

Changing Lives kindly received a cheque for £200 and a £10 donation from a generous member of the public.

Our outreach teams work out in our local communities to help people sleeping rough get in touch with services, or reconnect with help after long periods of exclusion.
We support people with long histories…

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15 December 2014

Success at the Doncaster Business Awards

Congratulations to the Changing Lives Doncaster Women's Centre for being awarded 2nd place runner up for the Third Sector Organisation of the Year.

The awards ceremony took place at Doncaster Race Course and was hosted by journalist, Louise Minchin from BBC Breakfast.

Freda Lightfoot, Programmes Manager Positive Mental Health Team, Changing Lives, Doncaster, talks about attending the awards.

“It was with a great sense of…

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8 December 2014

Wolverhampton Women #MeetTheStreet

Staff, volunteers and clients from our Women's Centre in Wolverhampton will be starring in a new BBC1 programme next week called 'Meet The Street'.

Tune in on Monday 15th December at 9.15am to see our fantastic team in action alongside TV presenter Denise Lewis, and TV chef and presenter James Martin.

The programme focuses on the area of Wolverhampton where Denise grew up and as part of her visit back ‘home’ to her old house…

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