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7 November 2014

Clients enjoy bowling thanks to Greggs

A big thank you to food company, Greggs, who gave clients from Changing Lives the opportunity to enjoy a day at a bowling alley in Sunderland.

Greggs volunteering programme encourages managers to spend a day helping out in their local community. They kindly chose to spend their day with clients from Changing Lives’ services in Sunderland which included the Outreach and Women’s Hubs services. Through their generosity, clients were…

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24 October 2014

Northumbrian Water Team create Secret Garden Sanctuary

Seven volunteers from Northumbrian Water Asset strategy Team spent a day transforming the outside area of Changing Lives Accommodation Service in Blyth, Northumberland.

The yard between the two blocks of accommodation was in need of some TLC and was hardly used by any of the residents.

The team spent time painting the walls and wooden furniture.
They also…

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17 October 2014

SHINE Project Evaluation – Doncaster Women’s Centre

The SHINE project at our Doncaster Women's Centre is looking to commission an independent evaluation.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is now in it’s second year.

The project works with women from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Doncaster to:

  • Increase their confidence in communicating in English and spend more time using the English language to communicate.
  • Reach out to others in…

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16 October 2014

Charity Changing Lives opens new Vintage Thrift Store

This week, national charity Changing Lives officially opened their new Vintage Thrift Store on Chillingham Road, Heaton in Newcastle.

Staff, volunteers and customers joined in the celebrations as the shop was announced as officially open by Amy and Kieran from the well known Monster Ceilidh Band.

The…

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10 October 2014

Newcastle CEO Sleepout UK

On October 9th, 45 of the region’s top business executives took part in the Newcastle CEO Sleepout UK to raise awareness of homelessness.

The executives gave up one of their comfortable nights sleep, spending it on the pitch at St James’ Park to raise over £30,000 for local homeless charities including Changing Lives, Newcastle United Foundation, De Paul Trust and Newcastle Homeless Football Club. The 45 executives included two staff  members from Changing Lives, Carolyn…

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