WHO WE ARE
Changing life directions is a Non-Profit Organisation which in partnership with the community, aims to enrich the quality of life for residents of all ages by providing educational opportunities, raising awareness of health and well-being, training volunteers and engaging communities.
Changing life Directions has been helping people facing some of the most challenging circumstances for over four years. We began a as a small community group providing coffee morning and yoga sessions to older BME women in Halliwell living in social isolation. In 2019 we began to work with women of all ages through the provision of bilingual counselling, exercise sessions, peer support coffee mornings, a host of health awareness session such as diabetes, obesity, cancer awareness and dementia. All of our Leadership Board and Senior Executive Team are from BME origin.
Our Founder, Zara Naveed, studied Psychology at the University of Bolton and has a Level 7 Management and Leadership Health and Social Care qualification. Our charity was created to meet a need for culturally tailored support for hard-to-reach communities. We are a welcoming setting for women to improve their mental, emotional and physical health. Relocating to our new centre on Halliwell road means we can fully maximise on the space to meet our growth plans and ambitions, creating a day centre for women where they can access socialisation activities that will help them integrate, build confidence and participate fully in community life. Women can come in at any time for a full day or timed activity sessions.