Women’s Turnaround

Women’s Turnaround is a service for women in Merseyside who have offended in the past. As part of their probation, women who have offended come to our Women’s Turnaround Centre, where we aim to try and help them turn their lives around and prevent reoffending.

How do we help?

Our main aim is to help prevent women from reoffending.  We’re here to help women who have offended in the past make better choices through holistic support designed to support the whole family.

Women get access to a whole range of practical and emotional support to help break down any barriers to reform they may be experiencing. Through one-to-one and group work from a team of specialists, we help women with:

  • legal advice;
  • advocacy;
  • finding somewhere safe to live;
  • benefits;
  • debt management;
  • employment;
  • education and training;
  • your health and well-being;
  • bereavement/loss;
  • self-esteem;
  • parenting;
  • understanding their emotions;
  • thinking positively;
  • drug and alcohol abuse; and
  • domestic abuse.

Women using our Women’s Turnaround service come for regular meetings with our team at our Women’s Turnaround centre in Liverpool, which we run in partnership with Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Service.

The benefits of referring to Women’s Turnaround

  • Women get tailored, non-judgemental support in their community.
  • Many women who have offended have many underlying complex needs, which we can assess and support them with.
  • Women have access to a range of practical and emotional support, as well as signposting to other specialist services.
  • It’s a cost-effective form of support.
  • Our approach is holistic and has a focus on families.
  • We have a great track record of reducing substance abuse, self-harm and suicide.

Success stories

Amanda’s Story

Amanda self-referred to Women’s Turnaround after being signposted by the drugs service. The staff carried out an initial assessment with her and identified multiple needs. Amanda was a heroin user with a child in care, she had witnessed violence, was experiencing a lot of grief and social isolation in her life.

A support plan was initiated with her, and interventions put in place to help meet her needs. Amanda was provided with a one-to-one key worker, and the project helped her get counselling and trauma support for her grief. Importantly, we also provided support for the ongoing drug use which was a significant factor in her recovery, and a risk factor in relation to her potential to re-offend.

After 13 weeks, Amanda had fully engaged with the project and was drug free with the support of Turnaround and the drug and alcohol services. The project support her to have unsupervised visits with her child and she is fighting to regain custody and have her child returned from care.


We accept referrals from probation services.

Get in touch

For more information about Women’s Turnaround, contact Sharon.

Call: 0151 702 5555

Email: Sharon.cooper@pss.org.uk