City Hearts are proud to be a Disability Confident employer!

This week we officially obtained our ‘Disability Confident – Committed Status’ as an employer! This means that as an organisation and team we’re committed to ensuring our recruitment process is as inclusive as possible and that we support employees with disabilities to stay in work. People and Culture Manager, Alison Connolly, said: “We want to show prospective and existing employees …

City Hearts staff prepare for Sofa to Summit challenge!

With less than a month to go until our annual Sofa to Summit fundraising event, we caught up with some City Hearts staff to see how they’re getting on with training for the 25-mile challenge! City Hearts CEO Ed Newton will be joining the in-person trek across the Yorkshire Three Peaks on July 9, and has been doing laps of …

Police report recommends focus on crime prevention

Following its successful collaboration with Violence Reduction Units in both South Yorkshire and Merseyside, City Hearts welcomes the findings of a new report that analyses policing in the UK, and that has called for more focus on the prevention of crime, rather than just dealing with its aftermath. The report – A NEW MODE OF PROTECTION: Redesigning policing and public safety …

Deferred prosecution scheme celebrates helping 100 clients in 12 months

A scheme run by City Hearts and Merseyside Police that aims to help first time offenders avoid prosecution is celebrating helping 100 clients in its first 12 months. The Merseyside Deferred Prosecution Scheme (MDPS) is a four-month-long ‘offender management programme’ that was created to help offenders avoid prosecution by addressing some of the underlying issues that led to them being …

Donations of chocolate eggs means a sweet Easter for City Hearts clients.

Ethical chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely have donated hundreds of Easter eggs to the slavery survivors living in our safe houses. Tony’s Chocolonely, who aim to keep their chocolate supply chain 100% slave free, regularly donate chocolate to City Hearts’ clients, and this month have donated 150 Easter eggs, which will be given to all our safe house clients and their …

Ramadan Mubarak to our colleagues, clients, and supporters.

MEET THE TEAMS- Ramadan Special! Rukhsana Haleem is City Hearts’ Safeguarding Lead, and is also kept busy in her roles as a magistrate, Rotherham Town Councillor, and chair of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel. She also has three children, and is now toying with the idea of studying for a degree in her spare time! She says she …

City Hearts Africa becomes independent charity

Since 2013, City Hearts (UK) has played an integral role in the founding and development of City Hearts Africa in Ghana. This included sending City Hearts (UK) staff members in support of City Hearts Africa in its infancy. Over the years, there has been much to celebrate through this collaboration, including a Child Partnership Programme, which supported over a hundred …

Trustees Statement on Inclusion at City Hearts

June 2021 In March 2018, concerns were raised in a televised news report in relation to historic practices within City Hearts. The report included an allegation of a homophobic comment made toward a client and the negative experiences of LGBTQ+ clients within City Hearts. At this time, the charity was closely associated with Hope City Church. The City Hearts trustees …