Our impact

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

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In numbers

2020

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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2020

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
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Annual Reports

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Case study

Hannah's Story

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