Supporting women leaving the criminal justice and care systems into employment.

Giving women purpose and hope

Working Chance helps women with criminal convictions - most of whom have been in prison - to develop their employability and self-belief and find a job they can thrive in. 

We work with employers of all sizes across all sectors, finding jobs with real career prospects for thousands of women who would otherwise struggle in life and have a high chance of reoffending. 

Although the majority of our work is with women with criminal convictions, from 2015 we've also worked with young women care leavers as we recognise that they can also face significant obstacles to employment and benefit from the support we provide. 

For the women we work with, a job is more than an income - it means a future where she can flourish and contribute to society. 

At its heart, our mission is to give women who've had very few breaks in life purpose, independence and hope. 

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Employment is a key factor in reducing reoffending

Reoffending costs the UK economy up to £15bn a year.

  • 58% of women leaving prison are re-convicted within a year
  • < 4% of our candidates reoffend
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"I was referred to Working Chance three weeks ago. I’ve had more input and help from them in three weeks than I’ve had in the past two and a half years. Working Chance sent me for a job interview last week."


Working Chance Candidate


"Working Chance really understands the sort of talent we are looking for. They only send us women who are a brilliant fit for the job."

Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

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Some of the employers we work with