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Sheffield Businesses Together support City Hearts to create first Restoration Hub for human trafficking survivors

This 18 October is the start of World Anti-Slavery Week, and to show support for some of our city’s most…
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Grishma appointed to equality and diversity role at City Hearts

Grishma Bijukumar has recently been appointed as equality, diversity and inclusion lead at City Hearts.…
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Helen’s Story

50-year-old Helen has been supported by City Hearts since 2015, when she was rescued from modern slavery and referred into…
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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…
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Volunteer Week: Alison Winter

Last week was Volunteer Week 2021 (1 June – 7 June) and we’re so proud and thankful to anyone who…
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CEO SPOTLIGHT: ED NEWTON

Hi I’m Ed Newton and I’m the proud CEO here at City Hearts, a role I’ve been in since 2017,…
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£29,000 raised through Sofa to Summit!

We want to thank everyone who took part in our Sofa to Summit fundraising challenge. We had over 80 fundraisers…
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Skiing for Sofa to Summit

Our Integration Support Programme co-ordinator Mischa ran 5K around Liverpool’s Sefton Park in a full ski suit to raise money…
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Trustee Spotlight: Geoff Cheshire

Geoff recently joined the City Hearts board of trustees, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including a 32 year…
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Staff Spotlight: Grishma Bijukumar

“Hi everyone, I’m Grishma and I’m based in the North West Branch of City Hearts. I love meeting new people…
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Welcoming City Hearts trustee Geoff Cheshire

Geoff recently joined the City Hearts board of trustees, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including a 32 year…
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Sofa to Summit – Linda’s Story

Linda Walmsley is a health and wellbeing facilitator here at City Hearts. She has embraced running to beat the blues…
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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…
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Staff Blog: Steve Watson

Steve, our deputy Head of Service, recently shared some thoughts on the pandemic and its impact on survivors of modern…
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Trustee Spotlight: Karl Downes

Tell us a bit about yourself… I’m Sheffield born and bred and love my city with a passion.  I’ve been…
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Staff Spotlight: Megan Reeves

Meg Reeves is our North West drop-in facilitator, and a member of our Innovation Committee. Meg has already raised over…
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Sofa to Summit

Registration is now open! On the 19th April, we will be embarking on a two-week virtual journey to the summit…
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International Women’s Day 2021

We’re celebrating all of the incredible women within City Hearts, whose dedication and commitment has changed the lives of so…
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Jess’ Story

Jess Bramhall shares her battles with eating disorders and OCD, how she was supported by City Hearts and is now…
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Marian’s Story

Marian recently shared his journey from exploitation to freedom with Dan Hayes, as part of JPI Media’s Modern Slavery in…

Staff Spotlight: Stuart Otten, About Face, Forging Ahead and Plan B Service Manager

Stu has worked for City Hearts for five years, pioneering our crime-free future and violence reduction support. His powerful personal…
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An interview with City Hearts Trustee Faye Smith

We spoke to Faye about her passion for our work and role as a trustee, here’s what she had to…
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A huge thanks…

We’d like to express our gratitude to all of the generous organisations and individuals who helped provide Christmas gifts and…
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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…
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What Freedom Looks Like

Introducing our Christmas Campaign: What Freedom Looks Like.  This year has given us time to reflect upon what is truly…
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Cooking for survivors of modern slavery this Christmas

Since Kay began working for City Hearts in 2019, she has volunteered her time outside of work to go and…
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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…
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Combating Child Trafficking: New Report Launch

City Hearts is pleased to be hosting an exciting event taking place on Monday 30th November. The event will highlight…

Church and charity become fully independent bodies

City Hearts was founded in 2005 by Jenny Gilpin – founding co-pastor of Hope City Church – with a vision…

City Hearts response to historic allegations

In March 2018, allegations were raised in a televised documentary relating to historic practices within City Hearts, including an allegation…
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Black History Month

What is Black History Month? October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide…
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Anti-Slavery Day: What can I do?

For anti-slavery day 2020, City Hearts are raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK, with our closerthanyouthink campaign. Modern…
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Supporting women trafficked into modern slavery

On World Day against trafficking in persons, The Sheffield Star shared Sharon’s story to raise awareness of human trafficking and…
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City Hearts Africa update

City Hearts Africa has been working in Accra, Ghana since 2015. During this time, we have had the privilege of…
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Supporting LGBTQ+ clients

Pride month takes place every June when people come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. As well as being a…
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Not just an historic issue; raising further awareness of slavery on Juneteenth

The historic Juneteenth holiday, which celebrates the official end of slavery in the US, has taken on renewed significance this…
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A statement from City Hearts

In light of recent allegations raised by members of the Hope City Church congregation in Sheffield, and subsequent admissions of…
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Black Lives Matter

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers has led many people to ask how they can help.  Ed…
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Celebrating City Hearts volunteers during National Volunteer Week

This week is national Volunteers Week, and despite the Covid pandemic restrictions causing many volunteers to be in lockdown or…
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A day in the life of Mary, a family caseworker

Mary Tear, a family accommodation caseworker in the City Hearts team, shares what a typical day looks like for her.…