Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Jess’ Story

Jess Bramhall shares her battles with eating disorders and OCD, how she was supported by City Hearts and is now an employee, helping others through trauma and recovery. “My teenage years were difficult, and I developed OCD, where I could barely leave the house. I had to wear a certain outfit, walk a certain route, follow a certain routine. If …

Marian’s Story

Marian recently shared his journey from exploitation to freedom with Dan Hayes, as part of JPI Media’s Modern Slavery in the UK investigation. After a friend suggested Marian move to London to work in a car wash, he began to be criminally exploited. After enduring weeks of no pay and being forced to open fraudulent bank accounts with fake identification, …

What Freedom Looks Like

Introducing our Christmas Campaign: What Freedom Looks Like.  This year has given us time to reflect upon what is truly important, reminding us just how valuable our independence really is and how challenging it can be when our freedom is restricted.  During their time in exploitation, many of our clients had their independence and freedom stolen. This may be their …

Anti-Slavery Day: What can I do?

For anti-slavery day 2020, City Hearts are raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK, with our closerthanyouthink campaign. Modern slavery is a crime being committed across the UK. It can take many forms including forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. We want you to know just how close modern slavery really is, and how we can take action …

Deb’s story

Deb Noble, Central Operations Officer for City Hearts, shared her inspirational story with the Sheffield Telegraph in the following powerful article. Deb has an incredible story to tell, having been a homeless drug addict. She tried cannabis in her late teens and became a regular user when she met her boyfriend. Together, they developed a heavy habit. They ended up …

“Yorkshire charity empowering women held back by control issues”

At her lowest point, Jess Bramhall planned her own funeral, with her parents told four times to prepare for her death. Her battle with an eating disorder had been a decade-long cycle and, weighing less than the average eight-year-old, she had wished for it all to end. It took an intervention, to see her worth. And while it was a …

Anti-Slavery day: “Trafficking is happening right now on our doorstep”

Trafficked men and women are hidden in plain sight in our communities, warns a Sheffield-founded charity which works with survivors across the UK. Speaking out on the eve of National Anti-Slavery Day (October 18), City Hearts CEO Ed Newton said: “Local people should not imagine trafficking only exists in major cities like London. It is happening right now, on our …