As Commissioned Rehabilitation Services provider for the Ministry of Justice, Changing Lives provides support to women in the community and prison who are under the supervision of the Probation Service. We have specialist Custody (HMP Low Newton Based)and community coaches who support women around experiences where gender, the very fact of being a woman, is significant. We understand that the experiences of women often differ to those of men. We provide specialist support in safe and trusted women-only environments. We recognise the amazing resilience in the people we support, whilst understanding that the impact of childhood trauma and abuse which too often continues into adulthood requires long term support. Underpinning all our services is an in-depth understanding of trauma and a focus on recovery, resilience and community integration.

Community Pathways-

Accommodation, Finance Benefit and Debt, Family and Significant other, Emotional Wellbeing, Lifestyle and Associates, Dependency and Recovery and ETE.

Custody Pathways-

Accommodation and Social Inclusion

Services for Northumbria CRS are delivered in women’s community hubs across the region in Ashington, North Shields, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland.

Services offered by this centre

Resources for women

Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Contact Information

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Referral Information

Referrals for Changing Lives Commissioned Rehabilitative Services can only be made by Probation Practitioners via the HMPPS Refer and Monitor an Intervention system.

Referrals Offered:

  • This centre does not offer Booking referrals
  • This centre does not offer Drop-in referrals
  • This centre does not offer Electronic referrals
  • This centre offers Other – See referral information referrals

Referrals Email Address:
[email protected]