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Breaking the bias this International Women’s Day

By Lisa Davis | March 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Breaking the bias this International Women’s Day

Switching the Stereotypes Part 1: In the first of two Director’s Blogs for International Women’s Day 2022, our Managing Director Lisa Charlotte Davis considers parenting and organisational culture. How does your workplace compare? This International Women’s Day invited us to focus on the theme of breaking the bias. This led us to dig back through some…

Writer Bridget Hamilton discusses her work on book Sometimes It Hurts

By Alice | February 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Writer Bridget Hamilton discusses her work on book Sometimes It Hurts

‘We wanted the stories to feel authentic to the people who were taking part’    Writer Bridget Hamilton discusses what it was like to work on Changing Relations’ Sometimes It Hurts book project, which has given voices to children who have been affected by issues such as domestic violence and neglect via powerful story telling.…

Designing for Changing Relations by Elitsa Atanasova

By Alice | December 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Designing for Changing Relations by Elitsa Atanasova

Partnering with Lancaster University has provided our team at Changing Relations with skilled individuals to aid our work, whilst offering students the opportunity to experience work within the creative industry and third sector. Recent Design Intern, Elitsa, writes about her work with us. My name is Elitsa Atanasova, and I began my internship with Changing…

Creating our Learning Policy with Jo Chandler from our Steering Group

By Megan | December 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Creating our Learning Policy with Jo Chandler from our Steering Group

As an arts-based education organisation, it was important for us to lay out our Creative Learning Policy and be able to share it with those we work with. We invited Jo to blog about her experience and how the CLP was devised. I’m Jo Chandler, a member of Changing Relations’ Steering Group. I’m interested in socially…

Domestic abuse is everyone’s business – which is why workplaces should do more

By Megan | December 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Domestic abuse is everyone’s business – which is why workplaces should do more

Media coverage has pointed to increased numbers of domestic abuse incidents during the past 18 months of the pandemic. But has this translated into increased action in support of those affected, asks Lisa Davis? Earlier this year, Changing Relations collaborated with Dr Stephen Burrell, deputy director of Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and…

Grace Stubbings: My time as Creative Assistant for Changing Relations

By Megan | December 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Grace Stubbings: My time as Creative Assistant for Changing Relations

Following a successful Kickstart placement, coordinated via government gateway provider, Durham Works, Grace Stubbings, also a musician in the up and coming all-girl rock band, Venus Grrrls, blogs about her experience working as Changing Relations’ Creative Assistant. ——————– Over the past six months I have worked as a Creative Assistant for Changing Relations. Throughout this…

Putting sustainability at the forefront of our organisation

By Alice | December 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Putting sustainability at the forefront of our organisation

This year we have been putting sustainability at the forefront of our conversations and recently developed our own Sustainability Policy, with thanks to our Sustainability Intern Anna Barrett from Durham University. Anna has contributed a guest post to our Directors Blog, to illustrate what has been going on behind the (green) scenes! Over the past…

We need to place more attention on gender equality in the workplace during times of crisis, not less

By Lisa Davis | May 5, 2021 | Comments Off on We need to place more attention on gender equality in the workplace during times of crisis, not less

Written by our Steering Group Co-chair, Dr Stephen Burrell Today we are launching a new report which discusses the findings from a survey we conducted with members of the North East business sector between 25th November 2020 and 1st February 2021. This research highlighted a range of fascinating – in some cases concerning – findings,…

Celebrating our new Steering Group

By Lisa Davis | April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrating our new Steering Group

Last week we shared the news of our 2 fab new Board members. This week we are celebrating our new Steering Group members. We also want to take a moment to explain why we have a Steering Group and a Board of Directors. Our majority Non-Executive Board shape the strategic direction of our social enterprise…

Director’s Blog takeover! – from intern Primrose Baxter

By Lisa Davis | April 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Director’s Blog takeover! – from intern Primrose Baxter

I began my internship with Changing Relations in November 2020 as a student at Durham University via the Education Department. I had an artistic background from school and higher education, and as a general hobby. Challenging gender norms was something I had been unwittingly doing most of my life, but it was a passion I…