Inspiring & equipping
communities to thrive

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Our Impact in 2023 so far...

Transforming Lives Together are an independent charity working in partnership with Chester Diocese and Chester Cathedral and part of the Church Urban Fund Together Network of 21 charities across England, linked by faith and driven to tackle poverty, loneliness and social inequality. We work across Chester Diocese which includes parts of 11 local authority areas including Halton, Wirral, Tameside, Cheshire East, Trafford, Stockport, Warrington, Cheshire West & Chester, Flintshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

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Working with 55 churches

Supporting 25 new churches this year

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45 Places of Welcome

With 11 new this year - a growing network of hospitality in local churches


100s of People

Involved in volunteering for one of our projects

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Mental First Aid Training

Delivered 3 courses to 45 volunteers and staff from 31 churches

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16 FTG Projects

Filling the Gap - Providing food and free, fun activities for children during school holidays

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Chester Cathedral Partner

Working together for social and spiritual transformation in flourishing communities.

TLT works to inspire and equip communities to tackle loneliness and isolation by connecting churches and communities, so people can develop new friendships and relationships and flourish.

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Facilitating churches and communities to set up their own social action and social eating projects, including our “Filling the Gap” initiative providing free food and fun activities,

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TLT strengthens and fosters local networks of collaboration between communities, churches and social providers, raising awareness of social exclusion and poverty; delivering solutions, events, projects and activities; and inspiring stories of transformation, sharing and celebrating good practice.

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Helping churches explore the links between social action, faith and discipleship that enables church communities to flourish. Initiatives include facilitating the CUF ‘Growing Good Toolkit’, providing worship and prayer resources.

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So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.

John 13:34