Charity Number: 500640
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Changing lives
Claverley Drive


01902 341822


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Mission Statement:

We want a world where all women are in control of their lives. Girls and women are at the heart of all we do. Our activities, services and campaigns are about things women need and want. We give them a platform to have their say and challenge discrimination.


Changing Lives is a national, registered charity which provides specialist support for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month.

Through our pioneering and innovative work we support people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

Our women’s services provide tailored support to help women and girls achieve more - whether through accredited training programmes, confidence building work or niche services for groups such as female offenders. Our family services teams work with parents and carers providing practical, positive solutions for adults and children who are experiencing family breakdown, separation or divorce.

Our 330 staff make us a significant charity sector employer. We achieved a 3 star rating in The Sunday Times Best Companies Survey – the highest accolade an organisation can be awarded. We are proud of our Northern roots and our headquarters remain in Tyne and Wear.

As a registered charity it costs £12 million to run our services annually. We need to raise over £3 million of our income each a year through charitable giving to continue providing our vital services. The remainder of our funding comes from a range of statutory sources.

Changing Lives supports more people to change their lives together.