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1 December 2017

Reverse Advent Calendar 2017

Will you bring festive cheer to vulnerable people this year? Take part in our Reverse Advent Calendar to collect and donate vital items for people experiencing extreme hardship in the local community.

1. Get a cardboard box

It is a simple concept. Over 25 days in the run up to Christmas, pop one item a day into your cardboard box…any box will do!

Then bring it in to one of the addresses below, for us to distribute to vulnerable people in your local…

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1 December 2017

Give the Changing Lives Christmas e-card

Give a card that counts this Christmas - the Changing Lives Christmas e-card

Text donate £10 to Changing Lives and send our colourful Christmas card to friends, family and colleagues to let them know you’re thinking of them, but also thinking of others this Christmas.

Your donation will help the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in the UK, including people experiencing homelessness,…

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30 November 2017

Small Change or Real Change? Campaign Launches in Newcastle

A campaign to raise awareness of begging in Newcastle was launched today by Changing Lives, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police.

Small Change or Real Change? is designed to make people think twice about giving cash to beggars.

It is based on the belief that many people who beg are struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and there are more effective ways of helping them.

It suggests…

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30 November 2017

Changing Lives Receives Funding From The Big Issue To Tackle Homelessness In Newcastle and Gateshead

Changing Lives is the first organisation in the country to receive funding from an innovative new programme led by The Big Issue.

The social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest (BII), has launched a £10m Outcomes Investment Fund to support charitable organisations that are working to tackle homelessness.

Changing Lives is the first organisation to receive an investment from the fund to help combat entrenched rough sleeping…

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29 November 2017

Career Success For Woman We Support With The Help Of Local Beauty Business

A Gateshead beauty business has offered life-changing support to a local charity, and employment to one of their clients.

LashArt, a small internet-based retail company situated in Gateshead, has been supporting Changing Lives to help disadvantaged people back on their feet and into employment.

The company have recently hired a woman who is supported by Changing Lives, after she blew them away in an interview. Sarah…

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