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Eastfield primary school walks Humber Bridge for HHCP

In July, the year 5 children at Eastfield primary school were busy collecting sponsors in their bid to walk across the Humber Bridge in aid of Hull Homeless.

We were invited into school to talk to the children about our work with vulnerable and at-risk families and children in Hull. We spoke about how we support them to avoid or escape homelessness and how we help them to achieve and maintain independence.

We could not miss the opportunity to spend the day with the children walking across the Humber bridge with the children and teachers. They were all absolute sweethearts, and all made it across, even those who were scared of heights.

Each class walked across the bridge separately while the other classes visited the fishing heritage museum. Our founder and CEO walked across the bridge and back with each and every class throughout the whole day, it was a very hot and sunny day, thankfully they had plenty of water and sun cream.

The whole year group enjoyed a picnic on the grass at the country park for lunch.

After the walk and all the sponsorship was collected in the children managed to raise over £1400!

Thank you to all the children, parents, and staff at Eastfield Primary for their kindness and amazing effort in helping us to support children in need across Hull.

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Modern slavery helpline report 2019

The UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre have released their new report exploring the links between modern slavery and homelessness, based on calls and reports to the Modern Slavery Helpline between 2016 and 2019.

The report shows that between October 2016 – April 2019, the Helpline identified 353 potential victims of modern slavery who also experienced homelessness before, during or after exploitation.

As this report indicates, connections between modern slavery and homelessness/rough sleeping are seen across the UK. Only by ensuring everyone is aware of the indicators and understands their responsibility in safeguarding individuals, can we stop exploitation of the most vulnerable.

Over 350 Potential Victims of Modern Slavery Have Experienced Homelessness Since launching in October 2016, there has been 353 individuals reported to have experienced both homelessness and exploitation (2.5% of total PVs for this period). Periods of homelessness were reported before, during or after exploitation or at multiple points.

  • 14% (48 PVs) were homeless before exploitation
  • 24% (86 PVs) were homeless during exploitation
  • 66% (234 PVs) were homeless after exploitation

*These percentages do not add up to 100% as some individuals report being homeless during more than one stage of their exploitative experience.

Help prevent modern slavery & exploitation of the most vulnerable by calling the free, confidential Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.

 

You can read the report here

 

Bristol Energy powers Unseen's new Modern Slavery helpline

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Thank you ‘Bags of help’

Yesterday our youngest volunteer Lillie popped in to Tesco St Stephens to update them on our work with children and families after our Groundwork Bags of Help donation. We also bumped into Dulcie the Dove from Dove House Hospice who was fundraising in store.

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RB Go Above and Beyond

You may remember us saying that RB has teamed up with HHCP to support our essential work across the city. As their official charity partner, we’re receiving enormous support from the company’s entire workforce. This will go toward our Move On project, which helps to transition people into independent living, as well as the purchase of a van for relocating people. Read more

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SGS Packaging Europe Apprentices Support HHCP

We love it when young people get involved with our charity, so it was fantastic to meet up with a group of enthusiastic apprentices from SGS Packaging Europe to chat about how they can support our ongoing efforts. Read more

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£5,000 Funding Boost from the Allen Lane Foundation

We’re delighted to announce that HHCP has secured a cash boost of a whopping £5,000 from the Allen Lane Foundation, which will go towards core costs and essential admin work. Read more

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The Future Looks Bright for People Who Need Help the Most

In 2017, Co-op supermarket partnered with City Hearts charity to launch Bright Future. This fantastic employment programme has created opportunities for paid work placements in Co-op’s food business, specifically aimed at people who have been rescued from modern slavery.

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RB Smashes Annual Targets in Just Four Months

It’s the run-up to Christmas, the season of goodwill, and RB definitely won’t be getting coal in their stockings this year.

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More Vulnerable Women are Reaching Out to Us

Over the last year we’ve seen a substantial increase in referrals for vulnerable women escaping domestic abuse, sex work and destitution. Many of these have been from organisations like probation services and social services, but we have had a number of nurses contact us from the NHS about pregnant women and vulnerable children too. On […]

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RB Raises Thousands for Independent Living

We’ve had the pleasure of recently forming a business charity partnership with RB, the multinational consumer goods company based in Hull.  We want to say a massive thank you to them because they have been helping out in lots of ways and continue to offer crucial support.