Every single one of our clients has a complex, unique and painful history. Most Survivors have either been trafficked to the UK or have fled their country of origin after experiencing some of the most abhorrent crimes. People who are trafficked and tortured are often manipulated into forced labour, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude.
Survivors’ journeys are an important validation of their experiences and also help to illustrate the complex trauma that remains with people, despite the trafficking, torture and violence being over. The hostile immigration system often compounds these issues, making people’s recovery even harder.
These experiences show the depths of human cruelty that Survivors have endured and demonstrate how the Helen Bamber Foundation can help support Survivors’ recovery.