Our impact

Working Chance has supported thousands of women on their journeys to financial independence and beyond

In numbers


Despite the global coronavirus pandemic and two national lockdowns, our vital support to women with convictions never stopped.

  • 177

    new women started their Working Chance journey.

  • 54

    women were supported into work across the private, public and charity sectors.

  • 84%

    of women continued to be in work after six months.

When I first started working with Working Chance I had very little confidence. They helped me with everything. By the time I went for my interview I was work ready. My first interview in 12 years and I got the job. There’s no stopping me now!

Hayley Working Chance client

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Our support

Last year, we consulted with 800 women with convictions in the community and in prisons across England to find out how we could best support them.

  • 72

    workshops were delivered, covering everything from confidence to CV writing to disclosing a conviction to an employer.

  • 343

    hours of specialist 1:1 employability support were provided by our expert staff

  • 371

    women were receiving support at any given time, all the way from pre-work support to regular check-ins with women once they were in work.

Working Chance has a potential economic benefit of £1.4million per year and this doesn't include the wider benefits which the charity's work may help to deliver such as physical and/or mental wellbeing.

Pro Bono Economics Report

Annual Reports

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Case study

Hannah's Story

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