We’re Recycling Lives


We inspire the disadvantaged and marginalised to overcome the challenges they face by providing holistic training, work experience and support. Our commercial partners and clients allow us to operate FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria, multiple HMP Academies, and the Recycling Lives Social Welfare Charity.

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Recycling Lives Food Redistribution

The Recycling Lives Food Distribution Centre is a partnership with national charity, Fareshare, which provides fresh, in-date food to groups such as children’s breakfast clubs, homeless shelters and day centres. We currently serve many Community Food Members across Lancashire and Cumbria, from Southport to Morecambe, and are looking to expand to cover the whole area, up to the Scottish border.

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Recycling Lives Food Redistribution in 2016

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People fed each week across Lancashire & Cumbria.
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Meals Served through our Food Redistribution in 2016.
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Of food distributed via our local charity partners in 2016.
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Families on low income fed per week.

Recycling Lives Social Welfare Charity

We operate a tailored, six-stage process that is designed to help some of the most marginalised people in our communities into employment and independent living. Through a unique mixture of training, support, work experience – not to mention plenty of enthusiasm from our charity’s Residents themselves – we help people to rebuild their lives in safe, constructive environment.

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Recycling Lives Social Welfare Charity in 2016

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People already helped in returning to independent living via our charity.
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Of Residents are registered as homeless when they begin.
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Success rate, with only 20% being signposted for further help.
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Successful participants equates to £1m annual social return to society.

Recycling Lives HMP Academies

We operate electrical equipment recycling facilities within HM Prisons. Full training is provided and offenders are paid for the work. All the commercial skills training is delivered by experienced staff, and reoffending rates for participants are just 6%, compared to the 60% average. Offenders are also supported to access other work opportunities if released on temporary license (ROTL) – ‘day release’. 40% of pay for ROTL work goes to victim’s support charities.

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HMP Academies in 2016

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Returned for social reinvestment.
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Success rate in preventing reoffending.
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Currently operational HMP Academies.
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Currently participating in programme.

2017 Forecast for HMP Academies

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Total envisioned operational HMP Academies.
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Seeing is believing.

We enjoy telling people about what we do at Recycling Lives, but out favourite part is showing them. Fill in our form below to arrange a tour of our facilities.