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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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: About

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.

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NEXT CHAPTER

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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 group Next Chapter group currently meet on a Friday morning at 10am in Hyde Park. If you are keen to join please call 07442691111.

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: Stories

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DWAYNE

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.

 

READ DWAYNE'S STORY...

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GLEN

His befriender met him at the gate and accompanied him to a local abstinence-based treatment home.

 

This was a huge boost for everyone who had been involved in supporting GLEN to get one of the limited places in the house filled us all with hope.

 

Not long after he had arrived at the house he received a text from Probation saying that if he didn't attend the office within a couple of hours he would be recalled to prison! Getting such a strongly-worded message panicked him.

READ GLEN'S STORY...

 

: News & Blog

 

A Christmas message from Change for Good.

Dear all, Firstly, a practical note; We have recently changed our official name from 'Wandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust' to 'Change...

A Christmas message from Change for Good.

A lockdown story: James and Calvin

*names have been altered to protect identities* At the beginning of the pandemic, our weekly peer support group ‘Next Chapter’ lost...

A lockdown story: James and Calvin

A special thank you

We were delighted to be chosen local charity for this year's Saffron Tournament at Magdalen Park Lawn Tennis Club. A special thank you to...

A special thank you

: Get Involved

 

Volunteer

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?

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Refer

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.

Donate

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.

: Contact Us

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Change for Good Community Chaplaincy Limited

Charity number: 1148824
Limited Company number: 8135355