What we do Campaigning & Advocacy Research & Publications Underground Lives: Criminal Exploitation of Adult Victims July 2020 The sixth publication in our Underground Lives series explores police response to victims of criminal exploitation, strategies used by criminal gangs to recruit victims and how to support victims through COVID-19 and beyond. Underground Lives: Homelessness and Modern Slavery in London October 2019 The fifth publication in our Underground Lives series explores the link between homelessness and modern slavery in the capital Toolkit: Spot the Signs of Modern Slavery October 2019 How you can help to prevent modern slavery in your community Suicide Prevention Toolkit October 2019 Practical tips on how to start the conversation around suicide, and how to look after your wellbeing when you do. Healthy Relationship Toolkit September 2019 Created in partnership with Hestia's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Integrated Mental Health Service The Grove Centre's Relationship Group Hope for the future: Support for survivors of trafficking after the National Referral Mechanism July 2019 An evaluation at the pilot STEP project, created in partnership between Hestia, the British Red Cross ad Ashiana, and the importance of long-term support for survivors of modern slavery. Impact On Adults Who Have Experienced Domestic Abuse In Childhood May 2019 Data by Opinium, Commissioned by Hestia (2019) Underground Lives: Police Response to Victims of Modern Slavery March 2019 The fourth publication in our Underground Lives series. On The Sidelines: The Economic and Personal Cost of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence March 2019 New analysis from charity Pro Bono Economics, carried out for Hestia, highlights the staggering potential cost, up to £1.4bn, to UK taxpayers of children exposed to severe domestic violence who are not given support to overcome their trauma. Read the report here. Read the press release here. Underground Lives: Male Victims of Modern Slavery October 2018 The third publication in our ‘Underground Lives’ series. This report shines a light on the experiences of male victims of modern slavery in London. With special thanks to ATLEU, the Helen Bamber Foundation, the Human Trafficking Foundation, Hope for Justice, the Metropolitan Police Anti-Slavery Unit and other organisations interviewed as part of our research. We are also grateful to Hogan Lovells who supported the legal research. Everyone's Business: Domestic Abuse & Employment September 2018 Everyone’s Business is a new innovative cross-partnership programme putting employers at the heart of tackling domestic abuse and providing them with the tools they need to recognise and prevent domestic abuse, be prepared to receive disclosures and actively respond and speedily support employeeswho are experiencing or perpetrating domestic abuse. Hestia's Response to the Domestic Abuse Consultation June 2018 The Domestic Abuse Bill provides a once in a generation opportunity to transform ourresponse to domestic abuse. Our consultation response has been informed by our serviceusers, both directly and through the everyday experiences of our staff. #WhatICanDo: The Role of Friends & Family in Tackling Domestic Abuse May 2018 Hestia commissioned leading market research company Opinium to undertake a survey of 2,003 nationally representative UK adults (aged 18+). This report is based on the results of an online survey. Our results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria. Underground Lives: Pregnancy & Modern Slavery March 2018 The second release in our ‘Underground Lives’ series. This report shines a light on the experiences of pregnant victims of modern slavery in London. Underground Lives: The Reality of Modern Slavery in London - 2018 UPDATE March 2018 An updated release of the first report in the 'Underground Lives' series. Funding for Supported Housing: Consultation Response January 2018 Read our consultation response for Funding for Supporting Housing Improving access to Social Housing for victims of domestic abuse: Consultation Response January 2018 Read our consultation response for Improving access to Social Housing for victims of domestic abuse Underground Lives: The Reality of Modern Slavery in London November 2017 The report reveals the true face of modern slavery in London, with our figures suggesting that the problem is different in the capital in comparison with the rest of the UK. From Victim to Survivor: Domestic abuse in 21st Century London April 2016 The report reveals the experiences of 206 women living in our domestic abuse refuges. Hidden Child: The Forgotten Victims of Domestic Abuse September 2015 The report reveals their needs to be at the very heart of the UK’s response to domestic abuse.