Deloitte, the professional services firm, has selected Changing Lives to be one of its charity partners.
Deloitte UK’s One Million Futures social impact initiative aims to help one million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment. Halfway into the five year programme, the scheme has impacted over 475,000 people’s futures while contributing over £10 million to society.
We were selected as a partner due to the support we offer to help people develop their skills and self-belief to achieve a better future.
Stephen Bell, Chief Executive at Changing Lives, said: “We are delighted to become part of Deloitte’s One Million Futures initiative. The programme already makes a positive impact on so many lives and we look forward to working with the Deloitte team in the North East over the coming months.”
Deloitte will support us for three years across all four areas we work across, with a special focus on employment. Staff within the company will visit our projects to better understand the issues that many people who we support face. Colleagues are keen to explore a mentoring programme and create team building exercises around helping our projects. In addition, teams will fundraise, provide donations to our two charity shops and offer pro bono support where needed.
Dean Fielding, Acting Chair at Changing Lives, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to be involved with such a large organisation and its engaged and motivated people. We can’t wait to get started with Deloitte and help support more people in our region.”
Stephen Hall, Office Senior Partner for the North East at Deloitte, said: “Based on our experience of what works, these new and existing partnerships will enable our people to have an even greater impact in the communities in which we work.
“We have identified organisations that are supporting some of the hardest to reach groups in society and we will help them access learning and skills. We are delighted to be partnering with Changing Lives, an organisation that is focused on having a positive impact in the local community.”
The partnership will begin on 1st June 2019. We will keep you updated on our journey.
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