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 …

Anti-Slavery day: “Trafficking is happening right now on our doorstep”

Trafficked men and women are hidden in plain sight in our communities, warns a Sheffield-founded charity which works with survivors across the UK. Speaking out on the eve of National Anti-Slavery Day (October 18), City Hearts CEO Ed Newton said: “Local people should not imagine trafficking only exists in major cities like London. It is happening right now, on our …

Ensuring no survivors are left behind: Our latest report on post-NRM support

The report contains a deep-dive analysis of post-NRM support, finding that longer-term support increases survivor resilience to re-trafficking by 82%. In 2017, The ‘Fresh Start’ report demonstrated that 76% of people leaving the NRM ended up in unknown circumstances. As a result, City Hearts built the Integration Support Programme, with an aim to reduce the risk of re-trafficking post-NRM. Our …

City Hearts Statement

Statement from City Hearts in relation to allegations concerning its conduct in Channel 4 Report March 2018 City Hearts (UK) exists to help some of the most vulnerable and exploited members of society. It works nationwide and is currently helping over 600 women, men and children. Thanks to City Hearts, around 4,250 people are now leading fulfilling, independent lives. Ed …

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 …

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, …