Unseen secures Big Lottery funding
Unseen is delighted to announce that it is to receive £488k over three years towards a new safe-house for male victims of slavery found in the UK.
Most people tend to think of human trafficking and modern slavery as something that only happens to women and girls. But through our outreach work, we’ve met male victims who have been exploited in the UK – either working for little or no money – who’ve been badly treated, psychologically manipulated or who’ve been exposed to extremely poor working conditions.
Unseen’s managing director Kate Garbers says: “We are delighted to receive this funding. It will enable us to open a dedicated centre where men with multiple, complex needs can begin to start their recovery in a safe, nurturing environment. The house will be staffed 24 hours a day by trained professionals who understand the complexities of this hidden crime and who can give these survivors the support they need and deserve.”