RePlace

"My support worker helped improve my confidence and helped me to help myself. If I had to go alone, I couldn’t have done it. I don’t think I could have survived without Housing for Women."

 

Who we help

RePlace supports women who have been trafficked into the UK for exploitation. The Home Office has estimated in its Modern Slavery Strategy that there may be as many as 13,000 people held in slavery in the UK. We provide in-depth support to survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. We help single women over the age of 18 who have been trafficked to the UK from outside the EU. All women must have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism

 

How we help

Support Workers provide practical and emotional support to survivors of trafficking. We empower  women  to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives and regain their independence. We are there for survivors, developing a tailored support plan to meet the need of each individual. This includes:

  • Financial assistance - Subsistence payments, food vouchers, help applying for benefits and grants
  • Practical assistance - Support accessing education, training, voluntary work, employment and liaising with LAs on housing options
  • Health & emotional support - Supporting mental and physical health, referring to counselling, reducing isolation and improving confidence
  • Legal issues - Working alongside solicitors to support them through the immigration process
  • Signposting to specialist agencies to ensure all needs are met

 

Mira's* story

Mira, a RePlace client, tells her story of escaping from trafficking in this powerful video made by Comic Relief. Watch the video here

Below, you can listen to a podcast interview with musician 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 RePlace initiative can help lives be rebuilt and restructured."  Listen to the Podcast here.

* Real names not used

 

Over a year

  • 35 women supported
  • 16 women supported into housing following Home Office decisions to award indefinite leave to remain
  • 19 women supported into education and training
  •  women supported into voluntary or paid employment

 

Contact us

For more information or to refer for RePlace please contact 020 8316 1466

 

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