Many survivors of torture and human cruelty experience social deprivation and socio-economic hardship; they often lack a permanent or safe place to live and are at risk of destitution. Clients have often been indoctrinated to fear seeking help from any form of authority and so struggle to access available support or advocate for themselves and are therefore vulnerable to potential abuse and exploitation. HBF’s dedicated Housing and Welfare Casework Coordinator provides holistic housing and welfare support, including supporting clients to access emergency accommodation and urgent financial support, secure permanent housing and access appropriate community and statutory services, education, training and employment opportunities. This helps 90 survivors per year manage deprivation, avoid destitution and enables their successful integration into society. Without this support, recovery from trauma would not be possible.
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