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Man’s best friend to tackle homelessness?

TACKLING entrenched homelessness is complex, particularly when a street sleeper’s only friend is a dog.  Persuading them to leave their best friend behind is often the barrier to them leaving the …

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Turning Lives Around Appoints Property Manager

YORKSHIRE based housing charity, Turning Lives Around has appointed a property manager after gaining new contracts. Matt Harmon joins the organisation, which operates across West Yorkshire, as it launches further …

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2019 celebrates how far women have come, whilst highlighting how much more can be done to create a balanced society and workplace. To honour those women from history, science, popular …

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Board Member Vacancies

TURNING Lives Around is a pioneering charity which works to prevent homelessness among the most vulnerable members of society. Brave, and not afraid to take risks it has evolved from a small organisation housing a few …

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Painting the rooms orange, green and blue thanks to donation

A supported accommodation service for young people has painted its rooms orange, green, blue and purple thanks to a £250 donation from Leeds Housing Options fund raising. The teenaged residents at Seacole were so …

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Children's Mental Health Week 2019

Turning Lives Around are supporting Children’s Mental Health Week Feb 4-10 with an open day to showcase improvements they have made to their Seacole scheme in Chapeltown and help raise awareness for vulnerable young …

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Seacole's Kerri Walker shortlisted for award

Turning Lives Around’s Seacole team member – Kerri Walker - has been nominated for a Child Friendly Leeds Award in the Adult Making a Difference category! Kerri has received city-wide recognition for her …

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Seacole login and become Digital Champions

LEARNING new skills helps our clients to turn their lives around and today we live in a  fast paced digital environment where people need to be able to access information quickly. Many of the young people at our …

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Carr Beck talks to BBC Radio Leeds

WE all enjoy a glass or two of wine at Christmas and most of us are able to control the amount we drink.   Spare a thought this Christmas for those who don't. Research revealed recently that young women are …

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LEEDS ACTS supports City's bid for food sustainability bronze status

LEEDS Food Partnership launched its bid for bronze level food sustainability backed by Leeds Academic Collaboration for the Third Sector (LeedsACTS!) on 22nd November. FoodWise is based on six key themes which …

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Turning Lives Around Backs White Ribbon Day

Turning Lives Around are backing the White Ribbon UK’s White Ribbon Day in a bid to raise awareness and help end violence against women. White Ribbon UK are encouraging men across the country to take part in 16 …

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Beacon Appeal for Christmas Goodie Bags

CHRISTMAS can be particularly difficult for the homeless.  To spread some seasonal cheer the team at a Leeds organisation is appealing for goodie bags to give to clients for Christmas. Beacon is a consortium of …

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STEP funding helps Clean Start grow again

Our successful social enterprise is growing again thanks to the support of PATH (Yorkshire) Skills Training Enterprise Programme. They have awarded us a grant of £5000 to help find another part time worker for 25 …

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Warming up for World Homelessness Day

To mark World Homelessness Day last month our team at Francis House spent a night on the streets in solidarity with those who have no choice and to find out first hand how tough it can be. During one of the …

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Turning Lives Around works in partnership with Leeds City Council on Street Support Scheme

Turning Lives Around has joined Leeds City Council's Street Support Scheme to tackle entrenched rough sleeping. Ben Mayor has been seconded to the council's Safer Leeds team to work on the year long Government …

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Marking World Homeless Day

                        SLEEPING OUT FOR WORLD HOMELESSNESS DAY PREVENTING  homelessness  is key to our ethos of helping people turn their lives …

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Flowerpots blossoms after OFSTED success

  Flowerpots opens its doors to new students this September as it flourishes following its OFSTED success. Providing day care for up to 40 children at any one time, the Beeston Nursery accepts children aged …

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Carr Beck celebrates Turning Lives Around

CARR Beck is a unique wet hostel for women that since it started 22 years ago has helped countless women turn their lives around. The aim is always to help each individual to reduce their dependency on alcohol or give it up …

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2018 Safeguarding Success

Turning Lives Around (TLA) successfully promoted Safeguarding Week (25 June to 1 July) with a series of events to highlight how it is tackling abuse and how others can take action. Using locations across the …

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2018 Safeguarding Week

Turning Lives Around (TLA) is promoting Safeguarding Week (25 June to 1 July) with a series of events to highlight how it is tackling abuse and how others can take action. Using locations across the organisation staff and …

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Turning Lives Around puts Housing First for women sex workers

LEEDS based housing charity, Turning Lives Around, has pioneered a new scheme that will enable on-street sex workers to secure and maintain permanent accommodation which will help to improve the communities where they …

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Beacon Housing on the move

BEACON is moving home to provide a better service for all our clients and be part of the Leeds City Council Housing team in Merrion House. The move is part of the Turning Lives Around ambition to prevent homelessness as …

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Dual success for Turning Lives Around

TURNING Lives Around has scored a double success for 24-year-old Ria thanks to our Carr Beck and Clean Start projects. At a low ebb after a relationship turned sour Ria turned to drink and started going out in the city mixing …

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Flowerpots Blooms with Ofsted

We always knew that we provided first class child care at Flowerpots Day Nursery, but now it’s official thanks to our OFSTED GOOD accreditation. At its first OFSTED inspection the Beeston nursery was rated as GOOD …

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Clean Start Gets £15,000 For Paint Jobs

Turning Lives Around deep clean and hoarding service, Clean Start, has been given a £15,000 grant to expand and develop its decorating services. The cash has been given by Leeds Community Foundation Ideas that …

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TLA set to sustain Wakefield

Turning Lives Around (TLA) has been appointed the sole provider of The Housing Sustainment Pathway in Wakefield, the first time the organisation has won a contract outside Leeds. Sustain Wakefield will help people to …

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