Welcome to Key Changes

Key Changes is a gender specific organisation designed to support and tackle social barriers for women who have experienced the criminal justice system and those at risk of offending. Our vision is to both support the women and to create equal opportunities for them.


  • I came to Key Changes to work as the trainer in the salon, ‘What Women Want’. I had no idea about how much Key Changes does for the vulnerable women and the support and guidance given by the staff is invaluable. The courses available are easy to access and give the women a purpose and belonging.
  • Key Changes has helped me change my life around. The support they offer is amazing but the main reason Key Changes is so important is that no-one judges you. It is a welcoming and friendly place to be and offer so much. I am currently doing the hairdressing course here with Adel. People always want a second chance and at Key Changes you get it.
  • Key Changes have been very supportive of me and have shown me how to stay strong in everyday tasks which will help me control my behaviour. I thank Key Changes for this service, I have never known so much support.
  • I came to Key Changes when they visited me in prison and offered me help with housing. Key Changes has helped me by getting me in a hostel and has helped me with a plan to pay off my rent arrears. I feel that if it wasn’t for Key Changes I would have re-offended. They have been there for me to give me advice and support and they encouraged me to stay strong.

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Our Latest News

June 24, 2016

Key Changes attends Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2016

Key Changes founder, Michelle Nicholson, attended the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards this week! We are so grateful for our award, thank you! Michelle […]
June 16, 2016

Discrimination and Equality focus group at Key Changes

Have you experienced the Criminal Justice System? Want to have your views heard? Key Changes is running a Focus Group to discuss experiences and capture information […]
June 13, 2016

Key Changes wins Weston Charity Award!

Key Changes has been selected as a winner of the Weston Charity Awards! This award see’s the winning charities receive mentoring and coaching from Senior Business […]