RePlace provides second stage supported housing and floating support to women who have been trafficked into the UK for exploitation. We work with trafficked women following the 45 days recovery and reflection phase of statutory support. We provide a programme of personalised holistic support to enable the women to recover from their trauma and gain the life skills needed to begin rebuilding their lives.
There is nobody better than our service users to tell you about the positive effects our services have on their lives, and so we present you Elisa’s story.
Elisa* was referred to the Replace service by a safe house following her escape from traffickers. When Elisa started her support with Replace she began to gradually open up and accept the support on offer. She explains she still has bad days but being supported with things like her education and faith needs by the RePlace service has helped her to understand what has happened to her and how she can help herself. Elisa states the support provided has helped her to feel at peace, improved her mental wellbeing and allowed her to start healing.
“ London is a big place and I was not very street wise; without support from my caseworker I would not have been able to explore this big and beautiful city. Support from Replace has given me confidence to look forward to leading a fulfilling life”
* real name not used
You can listen to a podcast with Scroobius Pip and Mira.
Pip explains: "Mira's story is awfully hard to take in but a truly valuable, and an ultimately inspiring tale of what can happen after being swept up in a wave of unfairness, abuse, incredible mistreatment and a web of terrible people. Heavy, unflinchingly honest and very upfront, but a story that might have otherwise gone unheard. A truly encouraging story which shows how much projects like Housing For Women's 'Re-Place' initiative can help lives be rebuilt and restructured." Listen to the Podcast here