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Our approach

People are our top priority. We care so everyone can be their best.

The way we work

Our approach is designed for those who benefit from it. We aim to deliver services that people want in a way that is useful and motivational. We listen and are responsive. We provide practical support and challenge when needed. We help people to achieve their goals.

At CLI we actively welcome people with lived experience of addiction, the criminal justice system, homelessness, and mental health issues into our team and as volunteers, embracing this experience to help those we work with move on with their lives.

Our services are run within communities. We know that for sustained change people need to be able to connect into services and activities within their communities. Our experience has shown us that when someone feels socially excluded, they need help to connect to their community.

Our Approach

We believe change is possible and help inspire those we support to envisage a different life

We understand how hard it can be for people to transform their lives

People need to flourish if they are to successfully move on with their lives

“I’ve come such a long way since coming to CLI and have nearly gone full circle, starting out as a  service user and with time I felt confident enough to complete training to become a group volunteer,  I can honestly say this is the best thing that I have done in my life in a long time.”

 – Jason, CLI, Bedford

We would love to hear from you!

Volunteer with us

Become a Mentor with CLI and make a real difference to someones future. Our volunteers are the driving force for helping people to turn their lives around.

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