This Black History Month, we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions of our Founder, CEO and Director, Yvonne Stocks DL, who started her incredible journey as a midwife and has since become the driving force behind the success of Palm Cove Society.
Her journey as a social entrepreneur began with small businesses, voluntary work, and employment within the NHS, all of which ignited her passion to create Palm Cove Society. Many skills acquired during her earlier endeavors have been transferred, providing her with a solid foundation of knowledge for the daily operational demands of Palm Cove Society.
Her impact, along with the contributions of our colleagues from diverse backgrounds at Palm Cove Society, is a testament to resilience and dedication. This Black History Month, we celebrate their incredible achievements and the collective legacy being built at our organization.
A social entrepreneur is an individual or organization that uses entrepreneurial methods and innovative solutions to tackle pressing social or environmental issues while also striving for financial sustainability, aiming to create positive and lasting impact in society or the environment.
Unfortunately, we are not a direct access hostel, as we receive all our accommodation referrals from contracted providers.
However, should you require advice on where you can access safe, appropriate housing, please feel free to give us a call and we will be more than happy to sign post you!
We support vulnerable adults including survivors of trafficking and slavery, individuals fleeing domestic abuse and forced marriage.
We provide emergency accommodation and financial support in addition to personalised 1-to-1 social support. All of our clients are allocated their own advocacy worker who will support them with their social recovery needs and reintegration into the community in a way that incorporates their own wishes and values.
Safehouses are accommodation that are safe and secure, confidential locations to house those fleeing abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Safehouses are designed to be a safe space for individuals to call their home while they reflect and recover from their past experiences until they are ready to move on into their own home.
The National Referral Mechanism is the United Kingdom’s governmental framework used to identify and refer those who have been victim of trafficking and slavery into appropriate support services.
Slavery is a crime that covers various forms of exploitation; trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, debt bondage and forced marriage.
Trafficking is the act of transporting, recruiting, or harbouring human beings with the intention to exploit them. Exploitation can be in the form of; criminality, organ removal, forced labour/prostitution, forced marriage.
NRPF stands for No Recourse To Public Funds. A person will have NRPF if they are subject to immigration control. Having no recourse means that a person is not eligible to access public funds such as state benefits, local authority housing should they require it. However, there are some exceptions to this.