Our mission is to empower those leaving prison and resettling in London to transform their lives through mentoring, advocacy, and peer support.
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Change for Good works with those who are due to be, or have recently been released from prison into London. We have programmes based in HMP Wandsworth and HMP Wormwood Scrubs as well as support in the community across London. We strive to empower those who want to live a better life through our various strands of support.
: How We Help
Our committed, passionate and professional team of volunteers mentor people involved with the criminal justice system. Our mentor’s build and maintain a relationship with individuals by meeting with them on a regular basis. Effective mentoring involves developing a good rapport and allowing the mentee to direct their own support.
Next Chapter provides a weekly support group and a safe space for participants to set their own agenda and gain support from those with shared experiences. The group enables members to:
01 Share experiences, encouragement and build healthy friendships.
02 Discuss and explore possible volunteering and employment opportunities.
03 Create and make positive memories by sharing activities and trips together.
04 Learn new skills and listen to guest speakers selected by them.
05 Gain support for their resettlement issues.
06 Obtain Oyster card top-ups to ensure they are mobile around London.
Our Next Chapter group currently meets on Wednesday afternoons in Stockwell. If you are keen to join please call 02078203759.
John: 'Stick around, and you'll see change'
In his late twenties was in prison for the first time. He was a regular cannabis smoker; his motivation was debt problems. Initially he wanted support with housing and to explore ‘qualities within himself’.
When told we were not housing, he decided to go back to living with his mum but still wanted to pursue having a befriender.
Articulate and thoughtful, he was ‘laid back’ and still open to enjoying a cannabis habit.
: Get Involved
with Change for Good
Are you passionate about enabling people to change?
Would you like to accompany someone and help them along their journey?
Are you able to build relationships without being judgemental?
Do you have the ability to establish and maintain boundaries?
Do you know someone in the criminal justice system who is motivated to change and would benefit from our support? Please get in touch to request a referral form.
As a small charity, we rely heavily on generous donations and funding from various sources who believe in our work. If you are in a fortunate position to give, please see the document below.
Every donation we receive helps to make a difference, however big or small the amount.