Changing Lives in Cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester

The purpose of Changing Lives in Cheshire is to facilitate the reuse of donated household furniture and electrical items at affordable and realistic prices whilst creating supported employment and volunteer opportunities for members of the local community who need a leg up (those with physical and learning difficulties, those looking for employment, those on community payback schemes (probation) and school placements) or people wanting to give something back. Changing Lives in Cheshire is about much more than recycling furniture, bric a brac and electrical appliances to those that desperately need them, It’s about the people we engage to help us do this. Changing Lives in Cheshire is about the lives we turn around every day. We don’t just help prepare people for the labour market and teach them life skills, we also give a sense of self worth, friends and skills. We seek to reintegrate people to take a role in their communities.

02/08/17, Creative Concepts Phase 2 – Creative Concepts Phase 2 aims to provide weekly craft sessions over a period of 1 year for up to 100-150 vulnerable and/ or socially isolated people (not just women) at our Winsford Creative Concepts Shop and also at our new Warrington retail site in Cockhedge Shopping Centre.

28/07/17, Passport to Work Training Plan – This project will work with 30 young people age 16+ helping them to become volunteers within CLIC The young people’s volunteering activities will revolve around environmental impact and how to reduce the damage caused to the environment by removing items from landfill and refurbishing them and reselling to those on low incomes. The outcomes of the training for the young people will be improved self confidence and whilst also enabling young volunteers to become more socially responsible members of the local community.