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‘Hope at Home’ helps slavery survivors
‘Hope at Home’ is staging an informal meeting via Zoom at 7.30pm next Tuesday, 13 April, to explore what hosting survivors of modern slavery looks like. ‘Hope at Home’ is looking for people with a spare room who might be willing to help slavery survivors who would otherwise be without home and support. Register to attend the informal conversation via THIS LINK.
Since the birth of the Bromsgrove-based ministry six years ago, Hope at Home has hosted 25 guests in family homes around the country. Most of these guests have now moved on to stable, long-term accommodation, while seven remain with Hope at Home families. On average, guests remain with their host family for six months. 38 host families have been trained to receive guests and two more families are currently undertaking the training.
Having started small, but with the firm foundations of experience and tried-and-tested methods of operation, the ministry is now looking to expand in response to the growing need. It is estimated that 800 people rescued from modern slavery leave the government’s National Referral Mechanism (NRM) short-term accommodation each year without safe accommodation to go to. This makes them vulnerable to further exploitation.