Ten UK firms join jobs scheme for victims of modern slavery

Ten UK businesses have signed up to Bright Future, an innovative scheme devised by the Co-op, in conjunction with charity City Hearts, to create jobs for victims of modern slavery. Household names Dixons Carphone and The Body Shop, in partnership with Single Resource, along with eight others, including independent Co-op societies, food suppliers and construction company Marshalls Plc, have become Bright Future Business Partners and pledged to provide employment for people rescued from enslavement. Under the Bright Future scheme victims are offered a four-week paid work placement leading to a…

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Shiva Foundation Call for Urgent and collaborative response to tackle modern slavery in hotel and hospitality sectors

The Shiva Foundation has launched a comprehensive new report calling for immediate and coordinated action to address modern slavery in the hotel and hospitality sectors, following wide-ranging insights from across the industry. The report is unveiled today at ‘Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery’, an event co-hosted with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system. The conference brings together key representatives from the UN, UK government, business and civil society, and will showcase best…

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City Hearts and Co-op Launch Bright Future Programme to help Victims of Modern Slavery

Victims of modern slavery across the UK have been thrown a jobs lifeline thanks to the Co-op and charity City Hearts. The Co-op, which has pioneered a job creation programme in the North-west whereby survivors of modern slavery are offered permanent employment, is now creating a national scheme that will enable other enlightened employers throughout the country to do the same. With the support of City Hearts, a northern-based charity dedicated to supporting modern slavery victims, the Co-op is creating a national matching system that will enable other companies to…

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