This charity works with the expertise and support from City Hearts UK, a national organisation that has assisted more than 4,000 victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. City Hearts Aberdeen works to provide care and support to some of the most vulnerable and exploited women in the north east of Scotland. Key aims are to see the women enter a normal life when they didn’t think it was possible; to start to make dents in the modern slavery industry; and to see people rescued out of very dark situations. The newly-set up charity expects that around 30 women will benefit in its first year.
At the October 2019 meeting, Allen Lane Foundation Trustees awarded £7,500 towards the salary of a part-time case-worker. The worker will be provide one-to-one support and mentoring to women both in the community, and those who are accommodated in the charity’s refuge and safe house.