WINTER NIGHT SHELTERS AND MODERN SLAVERY
Recruiters for slavery gangs and traffickers ARE targeting homeless winter night shelters, soup runs and day centres for those they can enslave. This is happening in our city. We should all be aware!
Dr Julia Tomas, Anti-Slavery co-ordinator for the homeless charity The Passage, shares wisdom on how Winter Night Shelters can support guests around risks of modern slavery. Julia outlines the risks that those in shelters face from traffickers and how we can help spot the signs, and also how to support guests who may have experienced slavery.
She also gives information about where to signpost to organisations supporting people, if we suspect someone may be getting drawn into modern slavery. She references the organisations and authorities working to stop modern slavery in our society.Her talk was given as part of a wider evening of training and awareness for Winter Night Shelter volunteers, run on 2nd October 2019.
TRIGGER WARNING: This talk briefly mentions suicide, suicidal tendancies & sexual abuse.
Below is footage from an event on Modern Day Slavery and Night Shelters, with speakers from The Clewer Initiative, Caritas Westminster and Housing Justice.
CHURCHES SUPPORTING HOMELESS GUESTS: REFUGEES, MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
Resources from an event in 2019 helping equip churches running night shelter whose guests may be refugees, migrants or asylum seekers