Charity information


Key4Life has been operating as a charity for more than 4 years. We have completed 5 programmes and are currently working in HMP/YOI Portland, HMP/YOI Isis and HMP Wormwood Scrubs. To date we have run 2 preventative 'At Risk' programmes in Somerset, with the support of the Police and Councils across the county and we are now piloting an 'At Risk' London programme. We have also commenced a further programme at HMP/YOI Portland with over 30 participants, our largest group to date.

Founded 2012

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to reduce youth reoffending through the delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison. We use a 7-step model which tackles the root causes and not just the symptoms of re-offending, underpinned by emotional resilience, employability and on-going support. Pre-release the participants are unlocked through music, sport and equine therapy and are assigned a mentor that helps develop a post release action plan. They are given an introduction and preparation to the world of work and once released are given opportunities for training, apprenticeships and employment through our Work Taster scheme. Our independent research study has highlighted the notable impact of Key4Life in developing emotional resilience and employability skills. The challenge to all of us is to help these young men onto a new path through mentoring, work tasters, and ultimately to assist them in finding and sustaining long-term employment in order to create a new future.

  • Aims

    Key4life aims to:

    • To reduce re offending amoung young men
    • To increase employment for young men in prison or at risk of going to prison.
  • Overview

    Established: October 2012

    Registered Charity Number: 1152426

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 07590603765

    Address: Twelve Hides, Quarry lane, Butleigh, Somerset BA6 8TE

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