Changing Lives

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Charity details

Registered address
Unit D13 Marquis Court,Team Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead,Tyne and Wear
NE11 0RU

0191 273 8891

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Established in the North East over 45 years ago, Changing Lives provides specialist support services for over 17,500 vulnerable people and their families every year.

Many of the people we support experienced trauma and abuse in childhood leaving them unable to see a way through the chaos. We work holistically to give our clients hope and help them dream again.

Our services reach some of the most difficult to reach people in the UK. There is always a waiting list for our services. More than ever we need to raise funds to deliver and develop our services and meet the growing needs of our client group.

Our services include:

  • Outreach teams to engage with at-risk school children, street workers and homeless people
  • Accommodation
  • Women and children services
  • Addiction recovery programmes
  • Employment services
  • Domestic abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder services
  • Support to veterans

Our supporters bring real positive change to our clients – helping them to move forward in their lives.

Changing Lives Ethical Fundraising Promise:

We will never share your details with others

We will never telephone you at home

We will never engage in 'chugging'

We will never come to your front door

We will always treat you with respect and gratitude.

We regularly work with people as their charity of the year, remembering a loved one in a legacy, fundraising appeals, events and sponsorships. Visit our website:  

Or email our fundraising team to get started at:

Many thanks to Changing Life staff for donating their childhood pictures to demonstrate client stories.

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