The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation
We help to mend what was broken in a safe and supportive environment
We help people who have experienced torture, trafficking and other forms of cruelty.
‘I am what I am today because of Helen Bamber Foundation.’ – Anita, survivor.
Emma Thompson – Chair
‘HBF are right at the coal-face of the most difficult, hidden problems in the world. From the clients I hear stories that help me to understand the complexities of human suffering. From the Foundation, I learn what can be done to alleviate it. It is one of the most exciting, upsetting, innovative, imaginative, frustrating and healing places I have ever experienced. Read a Letter from our Chair
Paul Simnock FCA CTA – Treasurer
‘Our foundation is dependent on the sterling work of medical experts to provide counsel and support for unfortunate victims of human rights violations. Behind the front line are unsung heroes who tirelessly support such functions.’
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
‘I have long admired the work of Helen Bamber and have supported her since I first met her in the early 1970s. I was delighted to become a trustee of the Helen Bamber Foundation when it was established. I am proud to contribute to an organisation which delivers an immensely valuable combination of compassionate care and skilled professional help to those in desperate need of them.’
Dr Alec Frank MBBS, D, OBST RCOG, MRCGP
‘The clients are all remarkable. They come from all over the world, with courage, interest, huge dignity, and a very real need of what we have to give. They humble me in the knowledge that I don’t believe I would survive what they have survived.’
‘No other organisation combines such respect for persecuted and traumatized individuals with such consistently high standards of medical, legal and advocacy work on their behalf.’
Patricia Pank MSc. Ba (Hons) RNT. RCNT.RGN.JP.
‘HBF offers the most unique service to men women and children from all corners of the world who have survived unspeakable injustice, danger, physical and psychological injury. Over the past 23 years I have witnessed the immeasurable impact of helping to restore identity, dignity and health to hundreds of these fine, brave and resilient people through this sensitive and demanding work.’
‘I was introduced to the foundation by Emma Thompson and Sam Roddick, who asked me to produce and manage the realisation of their art installation and experiential concept “Journey”. Since then, I have toured with the Journey installation to Vienna, New York, and Madrid. Through my work on the campaign, I became increasingly inspired by and involved with the work of the Foundation and was invited to join the Board of Trustees in 2009.’