And to Turn My Life Around

Women’s Turnaround

Women’s turnaround is a service just for women and offers individual and group work to support adult female offenders and women at risk of offending in Liverpool and Knowsley.

Our team works with lots of different agencies, such as the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, drug and alcohol agencies, local training and employment agencies, mental health services and criminal justice services.

What’s our aim?

We are here to help reduce the number of women in prison who do not pose a risk to the public. We want to reduce offending and re-offending and increase the number of women diverted from prosecution. We also want to increase the number of women accessing and being successful in engaging with community provision. We also aim to reduce the number of family breakdowns and improve your health and well-being. We do all this to help not just you, but to support your wider family, helping them to reach the services they need.

What do we do?

We support women offenders and those at risk of offending, helping you to find the services you need, improve your well-being and make other life changes to make your future a positive one.

Our team are very experienced in working with women who have practical, personal, and emotional difficulties, so whatever your needs we can help.

We offer individual support for all sorts of things including legal advice, advocacy, housing, benefit and debt management, employment, education and training, reading groups, health and well-being support drug and alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, reading, IT and counselling. We also run a number of group sessions which focus on thinking positively, parenting, critical thinking and understanding your emotions.

Our activities take place at our base at the Isis Centre Merseyside and in outreach venues throughout Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens.

Help with practical things

We offer individual support with all sorts of practical things including legal advice, advocacy, housing, benefit and debt management, employment, education and training, reading, health and well-being support, parenting, and IT.

Counselling and emotional support

Our aim is to build your confidence as much as possible, helping you to believe in yourself and break down the barriers you may be up against. We’ll help you to get your life back on track by making better choices for you and your family. To do this, we offer all of the women we work with six – eight counselling sessions with our professional counsellor, Lynn. We work with you as an individual – and if you feel you’d benefit from more sessions, we can offer more.

We provide:

  • Bereavement counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic counselling
  • Domestic violence counselling
  • Drug and alcohol therapy

We also run a number of group sessions which focus on thinking positively, critical thinking and understanding your emotions.