We recently undertook a Six Month Review of City Hearts’ Integration Support Programme (ISP)

This nationally recognised programme helps survivors upon leaving Government support (NRM), preventing re-trafficking, suicide and homelessness.

This report of the ISP shows a support model using signposting and specialist case work style interventions to meet survivor needs as they arise, helping maintain stability and connection to vital support through local drop in’s and fortnightly phone calls. The goal is to reduce the number of survivors slipping into the unknown after leaving the NRM and making sure that no survivor is ever involuntarily without support ever again.

At date of publishing this report, the ISP is supporting over 100 survivors in the North West of England. The report demonstrated the models ability to continue supporting those who have moved out of the region and also repatriated. Thus maintaining crucial continuity of support for all survivors in the ISP.

The Programme has partnered with the Co-op to provide fast track to work options through project Bright Futures, offering 4 week paid work placement and guaranteed non-competitive interviews.  In addition the ISP has developed a fast response support mechanism with The British Red Cross; offering one on one crisis interventions with a trained volunteer by the side of a survivor within 4 hours anywhere in the North West.

Alongside key partners the ISP is seeking to expand to new regions of the UK so that as many survivors as possible can be supported.

Download and read the full report here.