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21 September 2017

Client-made Recovery Ark set to tour Changing Lives’ projects for Recovery Month celebrations

'Ark Recovery', a wooden sculpture created by artist and Changing Lives Peer Mentor, Paul Richardson-Chute, and graduates of Changing Lives’ recovery programme in Northumberland, is set to embark on a tour of the organisation’s projects this month.

The Ark Recovery Tour will visit Changing Lives’ recovery centres across the North and Yorkshire over the next few weeks, from Berwick-upon-Tweed to York city centre.

The sculpture is made of drift wood collected by Paul Richardson-Chute and clients from Northumberland Recovery Partnership in Blyth over a number of…

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18 September 2017

Changing Lives’ Women’s Hub Exhibit Their Animation at The Baltic

An animation made by women supported by national charity Changing Lives, based on their own experiences, will be displayed at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts this month.

The animation was created by women from Changing Lives’ Women’s Hub in South Tyneside, and depicts the Goddess ‘Gemima’ as she experiences events from the women’s pasts.

Following a launch event, the film, which was made using stop-motion techniques with clay models that the women created, will be…

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12 September 2017

Changing Lives Shortlisted For ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2017 North East Charity Awards

Changing Lives is one of three charities to be shortlisted for Charity of the Year in the North East Charity Awards 2017, which will be held on 28th September in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Changing Lives is honoured to be shortlisted for the award of ‘North East Charity of the Year’ at this year’s North East Charity Awards, for the second year running.

Changing Lives is one of three charities based in the North East shortlisted for this category, alongside FACT (Fighting…

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4 September 2017

Local Community Group Changing Lives For Homeless Women in the North East

Changing Lives is being supported by a local North East project to provide period packs and sanitary products to vulnerable women experiencing homelessness.

Helping Homeless Women North East supports homeless and vulnerable women in the North East of England who are living in short-term accommodation by creating period care packs and distributing them to hostels and refuges in the area.

Changing Lives is one of the charities that benefits from Helping…

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30 August 2017

Morpeth Sleep Out Trio Raise Over £1,000 To Change Lives In The North East

Three local women from Morpeth have raised a whopping £1,100 to support women living in Changing Lives’ supported accommodation following a 24-hour sleep out in Morpeth Market Place.

Amongst the trio braving the unpredictable weather over the Bank Holiday weekend was Alison Byard, the former Mayor of Morpeth. She was joined by Rhona Dunn, whose daughter works for Changing Lives, and Caroline Pryer, the current Head Teacher of Ponteland Middle School.

The women spent 24 hours…

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