Restore is an independent project based in Exeter which was set up four years ago. It exists to “provide accommodation and support for the recovery, restoration and reintegration of female survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery.” It aims to provide each woman with the tools she needs to overcome the effects of exploitation and live a positive, fulfilled and confident life. Restore provides accommodation in a safe house, and ongoing one-to-one tailored support and help.
The Allen Lane Foundation has awarded Restore £7,500 in February 2017. The grant aims to contribute towards general costs relating to the support provided to the women. Outcomes of the work include increased confidence and self-esteem of vulnerable survivors of trafficking; a reduction of harm and risk of re-trafficking; and improved safety through supported and appropriate accommodation.