National Diversity Awards 2021 Winner Interview: Changing Lives

28th April 2022

Winner of the Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand.

Changing Lives Community Services is an early intervention and prevention project aimed at raising children’s awareness about the dangers of gangs and to prevent children getting involved in criminal activity. Their objective is to create social, sporting and work experiences that will install confidence and motivation for children, providing them with opportunities and pathways towards a positive future. With the rise of anti-social behaviour, this outstanding project is working tirelessly to tackle these issues. Just recently, Changing Lives opened their new Community Hub supporting the most vulnerable families in Harlow. 1210 young people have attended at least one session at the hub in the last 8 months of opening, 120 young people have attended wellbeing sessions, and 1000 young people have been supported through Holidays Clubs. This outstanding organisation is providing children with unprecedented opportunities.