Who is Golden Key?

Golden Key is an innovative and dynamic citywide partnership of people with experience of prison, homelessness, long-term mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependency, service providers, commissioners and city leaders. Led by Bristol charity, Second Step, and with an eight-year programme funded to the tune of £10 million by the Big Lottery Fund, we have a unique opportunity to change the way services respond to people with complex and multiple needs. It’s a chance to change the system and unlock services people so desperately need.

At the heart of our partnership is the Independent Futures advisory group (IF Group), who are a group of people with personal experience of the issues affecting the Golden Key clients. Their vision, ideas and feedback have guided Golden Key from the very start – from design and delivery to review.