Welcome to Key Changes

Key Changes is a gender specific organisation designed to empower women in or, at risk of the Criminal Justice System, to overcome barriers which they may face and unlock their true potential.


  • The support Key Changes provides is incredible, their encouragement and efforts to support their clients goes above and beyond. Even if you've done something wrong in your life, they help you to accept what you've done and move on, it's about growing.
  • 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. 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.

Help Make A Difference

We value any contribution given of any size.

Donate Now

Our Latest News

February 22, 2018

“What it’s like to learn in prison if you’ve been given a life sentence.”

Getting an education is a major factor in preventing reoffending, research shows. This month Metro.co.uk has been speaking to our CEO Michelle and Prisoner’s Education Trust (PET) about […]
October 18, 2017

United Against Injustice Conference

a message from. Ronnie McMahon – Chair of UAI (United Against Injustice) ‘THANK YOU so much for speaking at our conference. I have received many comments on […]
July 13, 2017

Shouting out loud

When Michelle Nicholson was on trial for murder she protested her innocence, but nobody listened. When she was imprisoned for life she wondered if anyone ever would. […]

Our Supporters