Change, Grow, Live

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Change, Grow, Live
TypeCompany Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales No. 3861209
Registration no.Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1079327 and Scotland No. SC039861
HeadquartersBrighton, United Kingdom
Formerly called
Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)

Change, Grow, Live (CGL) is a voluntary sector organisation specialising in substance misuse and criminal justice intervention projects in England and Wales. All of its funding is statutory-based. As of 2012 CGL, employed over 1,800 workers[1] and was supported by over 250 volunteers. CGL was formerly named Crime Reduction Initiative (CRI), but changed names in 2016.[2]

CGL is a national provider of support, treatment and rehabilitation programmes for those with substance misuse problems, crime and lack of opportunity. CGL's service users include:

CGL services include: Key-work sessions, Counselling, Benefits and housing advice, Outreach, Mutual Aid meetings (such as SMART Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous), Needle exchange, Sexual Health awareness, Medical assistance, Prescribing, Complementary therapies and general support in living a healthy and balanced life. CGL partners with many agencies to provide treatment and co-ordinated care pathways that include housing, employment, education and training.

In the 2000–01 financial year, CGL's income was £2.1m. In 2011–12 it was £80.8m.[1]

External links[edit]

  • Official Site
  • Charity Commission. Change, Grow, Live, registered charity no. 1079327.


  1. ^ a b "CRI Annual Report 2011/2012". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  2. ^ "Crime Reduction Initiatives becomes change, grow, live". Third Sector. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.