Sophie Hayes Foundation

This charity was established to provide long-term employability support to survivors of human trafficking. It works to prevent the re-trafficking of survivors through providing confidence and employability workshops, one-to-one coaching, work placements and education opportunities enabling long-lasting positive change to rebuild their lives.

The Foundation has offered funding towards expanding the Sophie Hayes Programme in Birmingham. Sophie Hayes partners with local organisations and works closely with referrers, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants. Around 80 women are expected to benefit from the work. Outcomes include increased self-confidence and resourcefulness, improved employability, and reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation. £12,000 has been offered in total, split over two years.