Research & Expertise

Research and evaluation is at the heart of Changing Lives’ practice. You can find several examples of our published research covering a range of topics related to homelessness, women, criminal justice, sexual exploitation and more below.

Please note reports dating back prior to November 2013 refer to Changing Lives by our former names The Cyrenians or Tyneside Cyrenians.



This report delivers recommendations to develop and adapt service delivery for people in recovery and working towards employment – ultimately helping more people to move into employment. Peer research is a way of designing and delivering a research project with the people who would usually be the subjects. We used this model research model because we felt it would provide richer insights into the specific barriers faced by people in recovery from addiction when thinking about, and moving towards, employment.

Download Barriers to Employment for People with Drug and Alcohol Issues














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