City Hearts Launches in Aberdeen

This month sees the launch of Modern Slavery Charity City Hearts in Aberdeen. Caring for some of the most vulnerable and exploited men, women and children in the country, City Hearts Aberdeen will begin their work by providing care for women with life controlling issues, with future plans to become part of the support network for the care of survivors …

Police tackling rise in ‘pop-up brothels’

In the last 9 months, South Yorkshire police alone have received 48 intelligence reports regarding pop-up brothels in Sheffield, and on 5 of these occasions victims of modern slavery have been discovered. Louise Durham, City Hearts Head of Services says, “It is a huge issue, and a one of the biggest crimes in our country hidden in plain sight. These men, …

300 Jobs for Survivors of Modern Slavery by 2020

Up to 300 jobs are to be created within the next two years for survivors of modern-day slavery. Up to 300 jobs are to be created within the next two years for survivors of modern-day slavery under a programme led by the Co-operative Group in partnership with local charity City Hearts. Some of the UK’s leading businesses, are set to …

41 ‘extremely vulnerable’ rescued in raids across North West England.

This month, City Hearts played a critical role in the rescue of 41 ‘extremely vulnerable’ people in raids across North West England. Thanks to the trusting relationships built at our Drop-ins, which provide on-going support to survivors of Modern Slavery, our team identified a suspicious working arrangement which one individual found themselves in.  This resulted in a tip off, which …

City Hearts Statement – March 2018

On 14th March, Channel 4 raised a number of concerns relating to some of the services provided by City Hearts to which we gave the following response: “City Hearts is currently helping safeguard over 600 women, men and children – assisting them to recover from the evils of Modern Slavery. We have so far helped around 4,250 people to go …

City Hearts Supports Survivors into Employment

On 18th January 2018, City Hearts will present to a round table meeting, hosted by Rt Hon Frank Field MP at the Houses of Parliament.  The meeting seeks to engage businesses in supporting survivors of Modern Slavery with an employment opportunity after their time in a safe house. Over the past year, we have developed a pathway which has seen …

Police Raid on ‘Pop Up’ Brothels in Sheffield

Last week, modern slavery made the headlines in Sheffield and City Hearts were invited by South Yorkshire Police to provide victim support for women rescued from suspected ‘pop-up brothels’ in Sheffield’s city centre.“Sexual exploitation through trafficking is one of the most prevalent forms of modern slavery here in South Yorkshire” says Det Sgt Nikki Leach, from the force’s anti-slavery unit.“Every …

City Hearts Stories: Anti-Slavery Day

It’s stories like this that make today – #antislaveryday – so significant. This is real. This is on our streets. This is something that together, we can end. These two brothers are currently cared for in a City Hearts safe house. To help support men like these you can donate now.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? – Pathways out of the Post NRM Maze

We recently undertook a Six Month Review of City Hearts’ Integration Support Programme (ISP) This nationally recognised programme helps survivors upon leaving Government support (NRM), preventing re-trafficking, suicide and homelessness. This report of the ISP shows a support model using signposting and specialist case work style interventions to meet survivor needs as they arise, helping maintain stability and connection to …