supporting
survivors

Our specialist care is an important step forward in the fight against slavery

Call the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline on 08000 121 700

safehouses

Many survivors have had horrendous experiences. They are often unable to trust anyone, and experience flashbacks and live in constant fear. Our women’s and men’s safehouses provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment so survivors can begin to get their lives back.

community

Unseen’s outreach services provides practical and emotional support to survivors living in the community, from accessing health services, to help navigating the immigration and asylum system.  Some will be moving on from our safehouses and need support to resettle and integrate.  

How we work with survivors

We work alongside survivors to identify their needs and assist them with:

Emergency and ongoing medical care, including mental health services and counselling​

Financial assistance

Assistance to return home or resettle in the UK

Therapy sessions

Access to education, employment or volunteering

Training in how to have safe relationships

Immigration and asylum assistance

Legal assistance

Understanding benefits

Housing and practical support

Budgeting and money management

Leisure activities and hobbies

survivors in their own words

paula

“I had my teeth knocked out by the butt of a gun, and rape and abuse were normal to me.”

Catherine, survivor of trafficking

Katherine

Katherine suffered years of constant abuse at the hands of her exploiter before finally finding freedom

Roman

Teenager Roman was trafficked to the UK and forced to work for free.

Beth

“There is a little bit of sunshine visible here, being in this house. I feel like I have been saved.”

Harriet

Harriet was one of the thousands of children exploited through County Lines trafficking.

Roman

Teenager Roman was trafficked to the UK and forced to work for free.

Frank

“If I don’t do the work they were gonna kill my son – I had no choice.”

Priscilla

“I was unable to make decisions for myself. Now I make my own decisions.”

Tania

“They take my passport, said I must pay them £10,000 back.”

Frank

“If I don’t do the work they were gonna kill my son – I had no choice.”

Priscilla

“I was unable to make decisions for myself. Now I make my own decisions.”

Spot the signs of modern slavery