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 (2014).

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

Our 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 and 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


Over a year

  • 24 women supported
  • 2 women supported into housing following Home Office decisions to award indefinite leave to remain
  • 12 women supported into education, training or employment


Mira's* story

In the above film, 'Mira', a RePlace client, tells her story of escaping from trafficking in this powerful video made by Comic Relief.

You can also listen to a podcast interview with musician Scroobius Pip and Mira. Listen to the Podcast here.


Contact us

For more information or to refer for RePlace please call us on 020 7501 6120 or email




"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." - RePlace client

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