GIFTED is a home and programme for local women, launched and managed by local women.

It provides a safe and supportive environment where women with life-controlling issues can receive love, value and acceptance and begin living in a hopeful and positive way.

GIFTED is based around a carefully designed recovery programme which has benefited from tried and tested material used in successful recovery initiatives around the UK and beyond.

The women on the programme live in their own room in a redeveloped 12 bedroomed property in North Lincolnshire. Here they will learn the skills they need to venture into life with confidence and hope. They will be visited by qualified professionals bringing a wide range of help and volunteers who offer encouragement & moral support. Of course the women will visit other locations to increase their confidence, broaden their horizons and receive specialist training.

GIFTED staff and volunteers will ensure that every step toward recovery, however small, will be celebrated.

GIFTED is an initiative of newLife.

Latest News


Great night at the annual newLife Firework House Party!   Our ladies have been busy making cupcakes, bonfire toffee and fudge and they were a sell out!


We are looking forward to hosting our Open Day tomorrow!   Agencies have been invited to come to GIFTED for coffee, cake and a look at the great work that is being done!

GIFTED hosts AOG Leaders

GIFTED hosted 3 Senior Leaders from Churches in Louth, Nottingham and Peterborough today.   They loved the work being done here in Scunthorpe and are keen to support GIFTED from their own church too.    They are also keen to consider setting up similar projects in their own communities!

Here is a thank you letter we received….

‘So lovely to meet everyone today.

Thank you for your first class 5 star hospitality.  You treated us like royalty.

You have a beautiful project going on.   It was so lovely to witness the difference you are making in the lives of those women and to hear them speak of you all so highly.

Well done – God’s richest blessing on you all.’


Crowle show

A lovely day at Crowle show where the Gifted women were able to display and sell the crafts they have made.   What a joy to see all the beautiful items made by our ladies as they discover the gifts they have.


Bowling Champions!!!

Heading off to our weekly Bowling challenge!   Wonder who will be champion this week?


An example of the progress a client has made within two months of being at GIFTED

Managing Mental HealthFrom level 3 to 5From: “I realise that I desperately need to get out of my situation and GIFTED seems the life line” to: I am putting small goals in place and I do have some hope for the future.    When I stop worrying I get glimpses of “it will be alright!”

Social networksFrom level 2 to 5From:  “I am isolated and wish things could be different”  to:  “I had a wrap course this morning and was asked to write down what makes me feel good.   I wrote down a whole list of things I have discovered I like doing and it was a really nice feeling!”

Identity and Self EsteemFrom level 3 to 5From:  “I feel of no value and need help” to:  “I am starting to believe in myself more”



I entered GIFTED in February 2015. I had eventually accepted I needed help. I’m not saying it was easy and I have struggled with the rules and boundaries at times. However throughout this programme I have accepted the help offerred and completed various courses, some of which have totally enlightened me.

I will be leaving GIFTED with a totally different outlook on life. I have also met some wonderful, genuine and caring people assossiated with the project. My family and friends cannot believe the transformation I have made in my life with the help of GIFTED. Alongside my new rebuilt self confidence I have grown and developed so much in so many different ways and enjoyed experiences I would previously have totally avoided. I will be leaving GIFTED a new person, capable of coping with life.

GIFTED has so much to offer and although it would not suit everyone, the help on offer for those who choose to accept it can be life-changing. The staff and volunteers genuinely care and this is obvious and not forced. I intend to keep in touch with people I have met and now look forward to my life and feel able to cope with whatever my future may hold.

When I came to GIFTED my life was very chaotic. I was drinking heavily and taking drugs. I wanted to change and become the woman I was meant to be. The staff accepted me the way I was and they gave me unconditional love and support. I’ve attended loads of courses which helped me a great deal. I would definitely recommend GIFTED. If you want to change your life then this program is brilliant.

“Gifted has helped me in so many ways. I went into Gifted on the 3rd February 2013 as an angry girl who hated life. I covered all my problems with drink but Gifted has shown me that it wasn’t the answer.

Gifted has brought so much stuff out of me i.e. my creative side, gardening and many more. Gifted has also helped me to rebuild my relationships with my twin sister and my mum which I thought would never happen. To this day I am no longer as angry as I was and I don’t use alcohol to cover my problem. I couldn’t be any more happier than I am now with life and within myself.”

“I entered the Gifted house on 13th March 2013 after having a breakdown. I was suffering with life controlling issues which were affecting my family life. I was in a very unhappy marriage and suffered domestic violence. I was like a little girl lost and alone with no-one to turn to and no love or support.

Going into Gifted was the best thing I could have done. Having that opportunity makes me feel so lucky as with the support Gifted has given me I have been able to turn my life around and get back on track with confidence and skills that I have gained throughout the program. I have numerous certificates for courses I have attended and have gained qualifications which are now being used to help me gain employment in the future.

The staff have being amazing making me feel loved and having faith in me. I now feel empowered to stay strong for my children and enable them to have a better future. I would like to add that I do honestly feel this is because the Gifted staff have believed and encouraged me along the way.”

“Gifted has supported me in coming clean form my addiction which took over my life. It has shown me that there is more to life than drinking myself to death. It has got me back with my family and my children. It has given me confidence to move on with my life.

Because of Gifted and all the amazing staff I now have now moved into my own place and do voluntary work. I have been on lots of courses and have got certificates I never had. I have a lot to thank Gifted for and I will never be able to repay them for all they did for me. I thank them for every day I have got now because without them I would not be here”

How to help




Make a unique contribution to the GIFTED house by buying a specific item.
Simply pop along to our WISHLIST at Amazon and see if there is anything that takes your fancy. There are items across a large price range ranging from furniture to inspirational resources.
Check it out by clicking right here.

We need volunteers. Get in contact to find out more!

Feel free to be as creative as you like in your support for GIFTED!

Why not consider hosting an event or some kind of sponsored activity where the proceeds are automatically donated to GIFTED. The kind people at Justgiving have made this easier than ever to do. Simply click the button below to begin your fundraising journey.

The simplest way to make a donation to GIFTED is online. You can do that here by clicking this link.

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Our Partners

There are bright ideas and then there are even brighter ideas – ones that benefit genuinely needy people who are least expecting help. Brighter Ideas Group Ltd is an incubation hub for raising and releasing businesses with the sole aim of resourcing social change within North Lincolnshire

Humberside Probation Trust works with a range of partners to achieve our aims to protect the public, reduce re-offending and support the victims of crime

Safer Neighbourhoods is the CDRP for North Lincolnshire. CDRPs are partnerships between the emergency services, local authorities, and public, private and voluntary sector agencies that work together to reduce crime, disorder and substance misuse. They were formed as a result of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and there are over 370 such partnerships across England and Wales

North Lincolnshire Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) provides a range of services to people over the age of 18 affected by drug use and involved with the criminal justice system. Offering a welcoming environment where you can speak with a worker and get the support you need. Services we offer include Arrest Referral, Prison Resettlement, 1:1 support including harm reduction, Outreach and referral into treatment. Our main aims are getting drug misusing offenders out of crime, into treatment, help them to stay in treatment and reduce re/offending



If you want to be considered for the GIFTED program then you will need to complete the GIFTED Application Form.

We have two versions of the form available to you:



The first version is available for you to download and to print out, this enables you to fill out the form using a pen and to send it back to GIFTED at the address given at the bottom of the form. You can download this printable version by clicking the icon below:



The second version is available for you to download and fill out using Adobe PDF reader, this enables you to fill out the form using your computer and to send it back to GIFTED via email. If you want to complete the form using this method, then please follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: If you don’t already have the Adobe PDF Reader, then you can download it for free by following this link https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

Step 2: Download the GIFTED PDF Fillable Form by clicking the icon below:

Step 3: Open the file on your computer using Adobe PDF Reader (double-click the file) and complete all sections of the form.

Step 4: Once you’ve completed your form you will need to save it by clicking ‘file’ then ‘save’.

Step 5: When you have saved your file, please email the form to applications@youareagift.org . This can be done using your usual email application by adding it as an attachment.



If you have any trouble filling in the Application Form then please don’t hesitate to contact GIFTED by one of the methods listed on our CONTACT GIFTED page of this site.

Contact GIFTED

We would love to hear from you, whether you would like to find out more about GIFTED and what we offer, discover ways you can help or you simply have a few questions you’d like answering, please use one of the following ways to talk to us:


Talk to GIFTED on the phone:

01724 487692





Write to GIFTED:


c/o: The House

Brumby Wood Lane,


North Lincolnshire

DN17 1AB


JUST TO NOTE: As of 17th June 2015 we are still working towards installing an online contact form to help make talking to GIFTED even easier. This feature will be coming soon.

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