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 …

A day in the life of our CEO, Ed Newton

Helping women with life-controlling issues and survivors of human trafficking is fulfilling for Ed Newton, CEO of Sheffield-based City Hearts. I joined City Hearts as the manager of a safe house in 2012 and became chief executive at the end of 2017.  City Hearts is an amazing charity supporting survivors of human trafficking and women with life-controlling issues such as …

How cooking is helping survivors of modern slavery

The HR Administrator at City Hearts charity is helping survivors of modern slavery increase their confidence by teaching cooking as a life skill. City Hearts supports hundreds of men, women and children who have been rescued from modern slavery. Kathijee, a 47 year-old mum of two, who is originally from South Africa, lives in Sheffield with her husband and their …

Statement from City Hearts

Statement from City Hearts in relation to Charity Commission Case Report, November 2019 The Charity Commission has now closed its investigation and published its report into City Hearts charity after allegations were made against the organisation in a televised broadcast in March 2018. City Hearts’ senior management team and board of trustees worked in close co-operation with the Commission throughout and …