Changing Faces

Changing Faces began its work in 1992 to help people who have a disfigurement to their body, hands or face to find a way to live the life they want.

We are caring campaigners – caring and empowering in supportive, friendly, positive and inspiring ways, and campaigning in our education and advocacy work by being forthright, informed, counter-cultural and determined.

We are here to help people conquer fears, take the first steps and ultimately take control, by being on a client’s side and by their side as they define their own sense of identity, their purpose and realise their dreams. We help build people’s confidence to live their life on their terms. And we challenge prejudice, respect differences and speak to a world that needs to change

What we do

  • Support adults, children and families to live confident, happy lives
  • Train health care professionals to provide our unique package of support alongside medical treatment or surgery
  • Educate and inform businesses, the NHS and public bodies, schools, and the media to develop new beliefs, expectations and practices
  • Influence opinion formers in parliament and government to ensure our important message is heard
  • Challenge the public and policy makers to think differently and create a fair society
  • Stand up to prejudice wherever it appears, strengthening the case for face equality

Charity news - Feb 2017

Disfigurement in the UK

Changing Faces is running a major research project (survey link below) to look at the everyday lives of people living with a disfigurement throughout the UK. The project is looking at how people live their lives, their experiences of education, the workplace, public transport, and personal relationships. We want to build up a body of evidence to use in our campaigning activity around Face Equality Day in May 2017.

Before beginning the survey, please note:

  • the survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete;
  • you should only complete the survey if you have a condition, mark or scar that affects your appearance, or you are completing it on behalf of someone who does;
  • the survey is completely confidential but does ask some personal questions, such as about your work, your health, and your relationships;
  • you should only complete the survey if you live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales (the UK).

Remember, the survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete – so grab a mug of tea, make yourself comfortable, and click to begin!

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Charity No: 1011222