Working Chance Ltd

Unlocking women's potential

A fulfilling career is the best way to help women with convictions rebuild their lives and take control of their futures. Help us build a world where no woman is held back by her conviction and every woman has the support she needs to thrive and contribute to society.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131802)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,040

Donations

15

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Poverty is one of the main reasons why women end up in the criminal justice system. Without adequate support, it is not surprising that 96% of women are unemployed six weeks after leaving prison and 58% go on to reoffend within a year. Building a career is difficult enough for anyone, but for women saddled with a criminal record, the barriers to a fulfilling career and financial independence are even greater and often follow them around long after their sentence has ended.

Solution

Our dedicated, trauma-informed employability support helps women to identify their strengths, talents and career aspirations. Together, we work with women to develop a support plan to help them figure out their career goals and how to make them a reality whether through education, skills development, or job search support. We're with women every step of the way, from choosing a path to building their skills to finding a role that works for them all the way to thriving in careers.

  • Thank you for taking time to help me explore my career options. I'm deeply thankful for all the support Working Chance gives to people in despair; helping us navigate and piece together our lives and empowering us without being judgemental.

    — Averil, Working Chance client

  • Working Chance helped me regain confidence in my ability and find my voice when speaking with employers. I can now disclose my conviction with confidence and hold my head high in interviews.

    — Lilly, Working Chance client

  • Working Chance has taught me a lot. I have extra confidence now that I know there is someone who knows how to support me in every step of the way up.

    — Sana, Working Chance client