Celebrating our volunteer in The Sheffield Star!

Our wonderful volunteer Claire, who is a trained hairdresser and massage therapist, gives up her time each week to cut and style our clients’ hair. The positive difference a haircut can make to the confidence of survivors and their sense of identity is amazing to see. Claire says “Women from all walks of life feel happier about themselves after a …

Asda and City Hearts launch pilot health and wellbeing intervention for survivors of Modern Slavery

Yesterday four survivors of modern slavery took part in the first stages of Ingredients 4 Life, a pilot developed in collaboration between City Hearts and Asda, aimed at increasing confidence and independent living skills through cooking and healthy living recipes. The course was delivered by Head Innovation Chef Mark Richmond in the aspirational environment of the innovation kitchens in Asda …

Forging Ahead programme leads to employment for three individuals

Forging Ahead provides pathways to permanent employment for individuals seeking a life away from crime. We work alongside Total Training Provision, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, South Yorkshire Police and a range of employers, to deliver a three week training course which provides skills and qualifications crucial to moving forward into employment. Three individuals recently completed the training programme, …

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, …

City Hearts Launches in Mainland Europe

We are excited to announce the launch of City Hearts in the Netherlands. We are working in collaboration with a number of individuals from C3 Rivers, a local church based in Arnhem, to offer practical support to women through a drop in, language café and life-coaching sessions. “We are delighted to be taking our expertise and experience of supporting thousands of vulnerable …

City Hearts launches Emerging Voices project in Ghana

2019 sees the beginning of innovative research project Emerging Voices, which aims to explore the next generation’s awareness of historic and modern slavery in Ghana, and to understand how this can help develop antislavery strategies. The Antislavery Knowledge Network (AKN) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of its Network Plus call offers the first extended effort …

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

City Hearts in the Sheffield Telegraph

City Hearts Managing Director, Ed Newton, is in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph telling us about his favourite things, including the City Hearts staff team – that’s all 155 of us! This year our amazing team have pursued the freedom and restored the lives of over 500 men, women and children who are survivors of modern slavery, and many others who …

A Day in the Life of an About Face Case Worker

Outside West Yorkshire is at its best with blue skies, green grass and grazing sheep, but the room where we meet Sophie is very different. In the New Hall Prison visiting room we’re cold, the only pretence at comfort comes from the foam padding on the seats. Sophie is my first client today. We met seven months ago when she …