After being diagnosed with a rare developmental disorder as a baby, it was the specialist care of a Children's Centre in Belfast which transformed Lucy's life

Williams Syndrome is a rare congenital condition that results in learning difficulties, as well as issues with mobility and communication skills

‘Frantically searching the internet with my head screaming…’ A young man’s desperation for answers delivers him to a charity’s website

The Mix supported Adam through a teenage pregnancy scare, then helped him with wider issues

His confidence was at rock bottom as he struggled with undiagnosed autism - but now, a Coventry-based charity has helped teenage boy feel like he's 'living again'

Ben, based in the West Midlands, is now a budding engineer and loves taking part in community activities like cycling and swimming

A road crash, a destructive fire and sudden a heart attack: The story of a 'long, hard year' for a long-distance lorry driver from Scotland

Philippe faced a string of tragic events within the space of just a few weeks, leaving him unable to work and in 'severe hardship'

How a recovery charity helped man battling 26-year-long drug addiction avoid being put 'six feet under' by connecting him with cookery

Andy, living in Nottingham, volunteered as a trainee assistant chef at Cafe Sobar - an alcohol-free 'hub' in the heart of Notts

Sudden sight loss stops keen traveller in his tracks but a Leicester-based charity for those with sight loss is helping him find his way once again

Bhavesh had been a keen traveller until a serious condition left him blind in one eye. He felt very restricted until a charity stepped in

Bereaved, scared and abused: The run-away children putting their lives in peril by sleeping rough on city streets across the world

Meet George, a little boy who took to the streets after escaping the violent care of his auntie and father, after losing his mum aged just seven

"Paddington Bear" dog, discovered tied up and abandoned with a suitcase of his belongings at Scottish train station, is given loving new home

The suitcase was filled with several of Kai's toys, food, a bowl and a pillow for the shar-pei, who had been dumped by his owner

Meet the 'Food Waste Warrior' children doing everything in their power to lessen the UK's 15 million tonnes of food wastage every single year

A group of pupils left gobsmacked after learning of food wastage facts have formed the 'Bubble + Squeak' social enterprise initiative

University drop-out turned young mum excels as sports coach with support from Birmingham charity and now dreams of taking her career further

Amber dropped out of university due to pregnancy. A local charity is supporting her with her ambition to become a PE teacher