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 …

Louise’s favourite things

Louise, originally from Teesside, moved to Sheffield in 2004 to study Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Whilst at University she became a volunteer at City Hearts then became employed part-time. She started full-time work the week after her studies finished. Since then she has retrained and as part of that completed a MA in Charity Resource Management from …

City Hearts in the Yorkshire Post

A heavily pregnant woman dumped at the side of the M1; a British girl trafficked for sex since the age of 13; and a young woman living in squalor in a pop-up brothel. This is the true extent of human trafficking across Yorkshire. Kirsty Allan, the Anti-Trafficking Manager at the City Hearts charity in Sheffield has spoken of her experiences …

City Hearts in the Sheffield Star

Jess Bramhall weighed just four stone when she arrived in Sheffield nine years ago to join our residential Restore programme for women with life-controlling issues. After graduating from the Restore programme, Jess went onto become a volunteer at City Hearts and is now a full-time health and wellbeing worker in our South Yorkshire team. Jess recently shared her story in The Sheffield Star, …

Charities work together to give gifts to city’s child trafficking survivors

  City Hearts teamed up with the Sheffield Children’s Hospital to donate gifts to children in our care.  After the Children’s Hospital received a donation of children’s slippers and ponchos, corporate partnerships manager Tchad Western reached out to City Hearts to offer these as gifts for the Christmas appeal.  READ THE ARTICLE