Public and Third Sector Partnerships

Working Lunches

One third of women prisoners have spent time in care. In 2016, we began applying our successful model to help young women leaving care transition instead into the world of work. This preventive approach is helping to reduce the number of women entering our prisons.

Jocelyn Hillman Founder, Working Chance

We can help you deliver expert employment, employability and support services that enable women – and their children – to move from lives of exclusion to lives of contribution.

Based in London, Reading and Brighton we operate in communities and women's prisons across these cities and the surrounding areas – including an on-site office in HMP Downview in Surrey.

Read about our impact

Working Chance’s candidates were articulate, engaged and enthusiastic.

Gina Taylor Senior Research Officer, Ministry of Justice.

We work closely with a range of partners across the employability, criminal justice and support sectors including with:

  • Referral agencies including London CRC, NOMS, Jobcentre Plus and local authorities

  • Women's prisons and prison governors at HMPs Downview, East Sutton Park and Send

  • Leaving Care teams within local authorities and other referral partners for young women care leavers

Our early interventions with care leavers help prevent them from going to prison whilst our post-release services are helping to reduce re-offending amongst women with convictions.

We placed Stevie with Mitie - this is a video about her journey back to work.