A day in the life of Mary, a family caseworker

Mary Tear, a family accommodation caseworker in the City Hearts team, shares what a typical day looks like for her. “My role supports those who have come into our family safe-house: normally couples, or survivors with children. When people have been trafficked and their freedom has been taken away, this can lead to immeasurable trauma and a myriad of other …

City Hearts Ghana Emergency Relief Fund

 It costs just £3 to provide three hot meals to a homeless person in Ghana, or £16 to feed a family for a whole week. As as result of COVID 19, families who rely on their daily income for food have been hit hard. During the lockdown in Ghana, our teams worked tirelessly to distribute meals to the homeless and …

Adapting support for vulnerable people during the Coronavirus pandemic

With domestic violence soaring during the COVID pandemic, City Hearts are raising awareness of the unprecedented risk faced by victims of modern slavery during lockdown.   Kirsty Allan, development manager at City Hearts, explains: “Most victims already have restricted access to health care. Experience shows their traffickers are unlikely to allow them to engage with health services and during lockdown may …

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 …

Mental Health March at City Hearts

Throughout March, we are running a mental health initiative, which offers our employees yoga and exercise classes, art and crafts workshops and a weekly meal to enjoy together.  The initiative aims to raise awareness of mental health and self-care within the workplace, bringing staff together for communal lunches and activities, whilst giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents and …

Mental Health March at City Hearts

Throughout March, we are running a mental health initiative, which offers our employees yoga and exercise classes, art and crafts workshops and a weekly meal to enjoy together.  The initiative aims to raise awareness of mental health and self-care within the workplace, bringing staff together for communal lunches and activities, whilst giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents and …

Working in partnership with Asda to support survivors of modern slavery

Asda are working in partnership with City Hearts to support survivors of modern slavery, through their involvement in the Bright Future programme and the Ingredients for Life cookery programme. Ingredients for Life is a pilot programme designed to teach cookery skills to survivors of modern slavery. Asda provide four lessons based on a syllabus created by their Head Innovation Chef. …