Crime Free Future Programmes launch in Liverpool

We are excited to announce the launch of a Deferred Prosecution Scheme in Merseyside, working alongside Merseyside Police. We currently work alongside South Yorkshire Police through our About Face, Forging Ahead and Plan B programmes, which all aim to help individuals seeking a crime-free future. The deferred prosecution scheme will aim to reduce re-offending compared to offenders who are prosecuted, …

A huge thanks…

We’d like to express our gratitude to all of the generous organisations and individuals who helped provide Christmas gifts and donations for our clients. Because of you, we were able to make Christmas extra special for the hundreds of men, women and families we support. We want to say a huge thank you to… Barclays for their generous donation as …

Modern Slavery Referral Number

From the 4th January 2021, the Salvation Army’s confidential modern slavery helpline number will change to 0800 808 3733.  This designated number will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Remember, someone may be trapped in modern slavery if: They look unkempt or malnourished, with few personal belongings They may appear uneasy and …

Emerging Voices Report Event

We’d like to thank everyone who attended Monday’s event, which shared the key findings of the Emerging Voices report and heard from a range of speakers.  The Emerging Voices project has taken place over the last 18 months in Accra, Ghana, exploring young people’s awareness of historical and modern slavery through creative workshops, lessons and heritage site visits.  To report …

Black History Month

What is Black History Month? October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people and a time for recognising their contributions.  Why is it important? Black History Month was first launched in London in the 1980s, with …

City Hearts Africa update

City Hearts Africa has been working in Accra, Ghana since 2015. During this time, we have had the privilege of supporting over 100 children through our Child Partnership Programme, which provides educational equipment such as school books and uniforms, pays schooling fees and provides mentoring. Since March, during the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hearts Africa has sadly been unable to operate …

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. …

Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative

The Bright Future Partnership Programme recently won CorpComms magazine award for Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative. The programme was praised by judges as being ‘quite simply, brilliant.’ Helen Dunne, for CorpComms online, wrote “Slavery may be thought of as an injustice from another time but the reality is that today, in the UK, there are an estimated 136,000 victims of modern …

Launch of South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership

On Wednesday, City Hearts attended the launch of the South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership. Funded by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner,  the partnership is led by  City Hearts, Snowdrop, Ashiana and South Yorkshire Police. It aims to tackle modern slavery across South Yorkshire through a collaborative approach, to ensure the region is a place of safety for survivors and a …