Help for Survivors of Modern Slavery
The NRM Pathways Pilot Project
A new and exciting initiative, the NRM Pathways Pilot Project was developed by the Home Office and is being delivered in this area by Leeds City Council and Palm Cove Society. The project is to provide long term support for survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
This project integrates the services that are currently provided by the Salvation Army with long term wrap-around support for clients within their local communities.
Pathway workers will provide help and support to survivors of Modern Slavery who are exiting National Referral Mechanism (NRM) support.
Our Pathways Support
Upon exiting the NRM, survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking require seamless support, advocacy and signposting activities and we will work collaboratively with other agencies around some or all of the following:
- Financial pressures
- Securing adequate housing
- Securing benefit entitlement
- Dealing with DWP sanctions
- Conclusive grounds documentation
- Appeals against negative decisions
- Discretionary leave applications
- Maintaining links with detective working their case
- Securing legal and paid work
- Obtaining bank accounts
- Intervening in Home Office disputes
- Voluntary return applications
- Giving evidence/statements against perpetrators
- Pending court cases and attending trial
- Accessing health provision including midwifery services
- Accessing mental health services and emotional/psychological support services
- Substance misuse
- A Drop-in service provision
For more information about Leeds City Council and their approach to tackling modern slavery click here.
** For a national approach to Modern Slavery from the West Yorkshire Police, click here.
Contact us on 0113 2302271 to make a referral or discuss the NRM Pathways Pilot Project.