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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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19 August 2017

Changing Lives’ Veterans Service Gains Silver Award

Changing Lives are one of 25 organisations in the North East to be awarded the Silver mark by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in 2017.

Our Homeless Veterans Service in Sunderland is ran by Veterans for Veterans, and offers tailored peer-led support to people who have served in the Armed Forces and are homeless.

As well as providing 1-2-1 practical and emotional support, our service offers therapeutic group work and links to other…

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14 August 2017

Changing Lives responds to Operation Shelter convictions

Last week, news of Operation Shelter and the convictions of 18 people in Newcastle-upon-Tyne was made public. Since then, Changing Lives has been mentioned in the media as one of the organisations supporting victims of Operation Shelter and Operation Sanctuary. Our focus is on the brave victims of Operation Shelter, helping them come to terms with what they've experienced and look forward to a brighter future.

Changing Lives has been working in partnership with Northumbria Police and Newcastle City Council for a number of years supporting victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. We have an established outreach team that has successfully connected with women (and in some cases men) who are engaged in sex…

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9 August 2017

Interactive quilt telling stories of women we support showcased at national event

Women who have previously worked as sex workers, or who have experience of sexual exploitation, have created an interactive piece of art to document their stories which will be displayed at this year’s Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

Women who are receiving support from outreach services in the North East have created a patchwork quilt during their drop-in sessions, which has been turned into a digital art-piece in partnership with Open Lab at Newcastle University and Six Penny Memories.

Titled ‘The Partnership Quilt’, this contemporary…

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30 July 2017

Changing Lives Nottingham Office Relocates

Changing Lives women’s services in Nottingham have relocated to new premises, as of 31st July 2017.

Our new office is located under two-miles away from our previous office. From 31st July 2017, Changing Lives can be contacted at:

The Renewal Trust Business Centre
3 Hawksworth Street 

In Nottingham, Changing Lives works with women with experience of the criminal justice system, offering…

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