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We are Chance 

We are a charity powered by volunteers, battling homelessness and poverty, with hope, help and a hot meal.

We are changing lives, one difficult step at a time. We are coming together as a community, to give disadvantaged people a fighting chance.

What started in December 2017 as a small project to help people experiencing homelessness in Crewe, has become a registered charity that provides practical support at our community pantry and kitchen, a place of contact for endless advice and hope.

 

Our name really does say it all. We provide a Chance. 

Join Our Team of Changemakers! Volunteer Opportunities Await!
 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you believe in
the power of collective action to bring about change? If so, we invite you to be a part of our
incredible team of volunteers!


Who Are Chance Changing Lives?
We are a small, dynamic charity, passionate about combatting homelessness and
poverty, with hope, help and a hot meal.


We are changing lives, one difficult step at a time, coming together as a community, to give
disadvantaged people endless advice, hope, dignity and a fighting chance to improve their
situation.


​We started out in December 2017 as a small project to help people experiencing
homelessness in Crewe, later becoming a registered charity providing practical support at
our community pantry and kitchen, a place of contact for endless advice and support. 
 
Our name really does say it all. We provide a Chance.


Why Volunteer With Us?
Make a Difference: Contribute to meaningful projects and initiatives that directly impact
lives. Your efforts will be a driving force for positive change.


Build Connections: Join a diverse and supportive community of like-minded individuals.
Forge lasting friendships while working towards common goals.


Develop Skills: Gain valuable experience and enhance your skill set. Whether you're
interested in event planning, outreach, or project management, there's a role for everyone.
We will provide opportunities to develop life skills that not only enable your success as a
volunteer but are ultimately transferable.


Fulfilment Guaranteed: Experience the joy and fulfilment that comes from giving back. Your
time and dedication will create ripples of positivity that extend far beyond the volunteer
experience.


Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Community Pantry: Engage with local residents, at our members only supermarket, building
community support whilst providing affordable food and household items. Here we offer
advice and provide referrals for financial advice and debt support, counselling, podiatry,
heating and shopping grants. Our Pantry operates on Monday and Friday mornings through
until 1.30pm.


Saturday Kitchen: Support the homeless and disadvantaged at our Saturday Kitchen where
we open the doors at Jubilee House to provide a hot and healthy meal, access to essential
clothing and toiletries. We create an environment where our guests feel comfortable and at
home. 
Additionally, we offer free access to our NHS nurse practitioner, an optician, podiatry and
counselling.
Our Kitchen operates between 1.30pm and 5.30pm every Saturday.


Event Coordination: Assist us in planning and executing exciting events that bring people
together for a common cause.


Fundraising Champions: Help us raise funds for critical projects that make a real impact in
our community.


Digital Advocacy: Help us to leverage our online presence to spread awareness and drive
positive change through our website, social media and other digital platforms.


Get Involved:
Ready to embark on this rewarding journey? Join us by filling out our volunteer application
form below or send us an email with any queries.
Together, let's create a brighter futu
re for our community!


Be the Change You Want to See! Join Us Today!

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Need our help?

If you’ve found yourself here because you need our help, please call us on 01270 211000

or come along to the Community Pantry or Saturday Kitchen. We’re here to give you a chance, always.

 

Community Pantry, Monday and Friday, 9am-1.30pm.

11-13 Coronation Crescent, Crewe, CW1 4EJ

 

Saturday Kitchen, Saturday, 4.30pm-6pm.

The Wishing Well Project, Jubilee House, St Paul’s Street, Crewe, CW1 2QA

Please call us on 01270 211000 or email us on enquiries@chancechanginglives.org

Need our help?
Saturday Kitchen

Saturday Kitchen

Every Saturday, without fail, our volunteers open the doors at Jubilee House to provide a hot and healthy meal to homeless and disadvantaged people of Crewe. This was the first service that we offered, and its continuing success proves just how valuable it is for our regulars. For some it’s the only hot meal that they’ll have all week, and we make sure that it’s in an environment where they feel comfortable and at home. 

 

Additionally, we offer free access to our NHS nurse practitioner appointments, an optician, podiatry and counselling. We believe there are complex reasons people become homeless.

 

We see the whole person and not just their situation. 

 

 

Open to all adults, every Saturday, 4pm - 5:30pm.

The Wishingwell Project - Jubilee House, St Paul’s Street, Crewe, CW1 2QA

The Community Pantry

The Community Pantry

In October 2018 we opened the doors of our Community Pantry - our members’ only supermarket. Here we provide sustainable, affordable food and household items to those struggling to make ends meet. For just £4 a week, members are able to choose from a range of items up to the value of £40. We are also on hand to offer advice, referrals for money and debt advice and support, counselling, podiatry, school shoes and school uniforms, heating and shopping grants to those who need it most.

 

Open to members Monday and Friday, 9am – 1.30pm.

11-13 Coronation Crescent, Crewe, CW1 4EJ

 

To become a member or sponsor a member, please call 01270 211000

Sponsors

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Trustees
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Corporation or Business?

Here at Chance Changing Lives we count ourselves very lucky to have a number of amazing sponsors. 

If you would like to find out more about what you can do to support our local homeless and vulnerable community, please get in touch.

Want to volunteer or help fundraise?

 

Please get in touch.

01270 211000

enquiries@chancechanginglives.org

We couldn’t do what we do without our team of wonderful volunteers.  If you would like to apply, please fill out an online application form.

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News and Events

News

Chance Changing Lives receives National Lottery Funding

Chance Changing Lives has been successful in its bid to The National Lottery Community Fund and is delighted to learn that it is to receive funding for the next three years totalling £161,237.  The funding will secure the salaries of staff whilst enabling the team to confidently move forward with developmental plans. 

The benefit of three-year funding will enable longer term planning to take place which will make a huge difference in prioritising the needs of local communities.  

Currently, the charity is supporting 164 families each week from the Community Pantry on Coronation Crescent in Crewe. This funding will mean that more time can be devoted to developing additional support for Pantry members.  Additionally, the Saturday Kitchen supports circa 50 guests each week and the funding will enable additional resources to ensure that people can be assisted more effectively.

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