The need for our work has sadly never been more necessary, or more urgent. Over 6,000 men, women, children and families are supported by our services each month, across the country. We know that if we can offer the right support at the right time, we can support people who are socially excluded because they are homeless; living with addiction; suffering domestic abuse; facing poverty, to make positive steps to changing their lives for the better.

There are many ways you can help Change Lives and we thank you for taking this first step. Hopefully you will find something that meets your needs perfectly. If you need any help, please contact

Money donated will go to our front line services and will be used as non-restricted income to best support our clients. Please use the links on the sidebar to find out more about how you can support us.

Volunteering with Changing Lives

You can also Change Lives by donating your time. We have volunteering roles across the country to suit a wide range of skills and needs. If you’re interested in volunteering as an individual or as a corporate group, click here.

Fundraising for Changing Lives

2Ger and Sharon are life-changers.

They are dedicated to supporting the Changing Lives team in Sunderland through fundraising. They have recently completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge, raising over £1,000 for the project in the process.

“We decided that we would like to raise some money for Changing Lives’ Sunderland projects. Staff put in 110% with the clients in Sunderland, and do their best with the funding they have, but there’s little money to be able to do extra activities that can really make a difference to people.

I work at Changing Lives and am really proud to be involved with such a worthwhile charity. But I don’t see my job stopping when I leave work at the end of the day. I’m happy to commit some of my free time too, because I really believe in what we’re doing.”

Read Ger and Sharon’s story here



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