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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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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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