Policy And Research
Policy and Research
Learn about the Changing Lives’ position on the political, policy and social landscape that we operate in.
Policy and Influencing Work
Changing Lives influences policy and practice to improve the lives of people facing the most challenging of circumstances. This includes experiences of homelessness, addiction, abuse and exploitation, contact with the criminal justice system, long-term unemployment and more.
We draw on our research, the expertise of our teams, and the experiences of people with lived experience to help tackle the root causes of disadvantage, and influence systems and services to better support people when times are tough.
To find out more about our policy work, contact our Policy Manager, Philippa Rousell, at Philippa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STAGE project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, brings together charities specialised in adult sexual exploitation: Changing Lives, A Way Out, GROW, Together Women, Basis, WomenCentre, Ashiana and the Angelou Centre.
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Rising Cost of Living
We are committed to ensuring the people who access our services get the help they need as the rising cost of living affects the people we support acutely. Briefing coming soon...
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Net Reach Report December 2020
This report looks at the number of people turning to online sites to sell or exchange sex, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Draft Victims Bill (June 2022)
Justice Committee’s Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Victims Bill (June 2022)
Drugs Inquiry (March 2022)
Home Affairs Committee’s Drugs Inquiry (March 2022)
Improving Outcomes for Women in the CJS (January 2022)
Public Accounts Committee’s Inquiry into Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System (January 2022)
Exempt Accommodation (January 2022)
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee’s Inquiry into Exempt Accommodation (January 2022)
DLUHC’s Progress in Ending Rough Sleeping (October 2021)
Public Accounts Committee’s Inquiry into DLUHC’ Progress in Ending Rough Sleeping (October 2021)
Women’s Health Strategy (June 2021)
Government's Women’s Health Strategy Call for Evidence (June 2021)
Women in Prison (June 2021)
Justice Committee’s Inquiry into Women in Prison (June 2021)
Violence Against Women and Girls (May 2021)
Home Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into Violence Against Women and Girls (May 2021)