Welcome to key4life

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. 


The cost of putting one participant through the Key4Life programme is £5,000 versus the average annual cost of a prison place in England and Wales of £37,000.


14% of those who have been through Key4Life's prison and preventative programmes have re-offended, compared to the national proven re-offending rate of 64% one-year post-release.





Supported by the Lovington Foundation





Winner of the Centre for Social Justice’s Education, Employment and Skills Award 2018  




Charity of the Year - Somerset Business Awards 2018

  • We stumble. Some get back up. Some need help to get there. Key4Life helps you up. Cool.
    Bob Geldof
  • Key 4 Life offers them the opportunity to think again and make a new and better start to their lives. Everyone deserves a second chance.
    Nigel Foster - director, Big Chill Group
  • Key4life is an alternative family for me. They keep me uplifted and supported.
    Mother of Key4life Participant
  • Key4life is about the future not the past.
    Key4life Participant
  • Because you are in prison, it doesn't mean you can't switch things around.
    Angel, R&B artist, during Key4Life music workshop
  • Key4Life is a brilliant initiative showing that anything that gives young people an interest has got to be good. I hope it flourishes.
    Archie Montgomery - employer
  • In all my years in the prison service, Key4Life is the most effective programme that I have come across.
    Brian Anderson, Governor HMP Lowdham Prison
  • I'm finding employing the boys rewarding - I'm building up rapport - I have alignment within myself which is making me feel good
    James Price - employer