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Time to reflect: 2022 round up

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Over the last few months, we've been preparing to reveal WCL’s new brand. But first, we couldn’t resist revisiting our “best bits” of 2022 to celebrate the transition to our fresh new look.

The career success stories, the words of wisdom, the amazing feedback on our mental health services and the incredible 10K run by one of our own, all combine to make us incredibly proud of our team and our values:

  1. It’s been an absolute pleasure to share our team members stories, because without them we couldn’t function! It’s also very rewarding to hear the impact that working at We Change Lives has made. Here is one of our favourite quotes from HR Specialist, Rebecca Screaton: “WCL’s Values and Promise are what drew me to the organisation, I have an empathetic personality, a strong want for justice and a belief that everyone should do their part to protect the most vulnerable individuals in our society.”

2. We loved finding out what wise words our older residents had to share with us at Heathside and The Mews in 2022. With age comes a wealth of experience and the power to reflect on what’s important in life. This shone through in what the residents had to tells us, here are a couple that stood out to us: “Be healthy and treat others how you would like to be treated,” and: “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Working with older people reminds us how important it is to make the most of every moment. Our residents have seen a lot, so we are going to stand by their advice to be healthy, be good to people and enjoy life!

3. Hearing about the impact that our Mental Health Support services at Westleigh House have had on our community always brings a smile to our faces. Here is a quote from Mark about how the team at Westleigh helped build his confidence back. He explains what WCL meant to him: “It was an outlet for me to offload and discuss matters that I am preoccupied about. They enabled me to become resilient and restore my confidence gradually since my discharge.”

4. In September, Ann Oxton ran 10K in support of We Change Lives to raise money for our organisation. It was amazing to have one of our own support our charity in this way. As a not-for-profit organisation, everything goes back into helping those we support so donations are integral to help keep us running. (And yes, that pun was intentional!)

We cannot wait to see what unfolds in 2023, if it’s anything like 2022 then we already know that we're onto a winner.

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