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Hope for Justice

30 June 2020

We provided a grant of £25,000 to Hope for Justice, a charity which supports the survivors of modern slavery throughout the UK.

The donation has supported the charity’s Independent Modern Slavery Advocates, who provide a combination of legal and social support to victims of modern slavery. The essential support from the charity’s advocates will provide their clients with a voice, life-choices and a platform to rebuild their lives.

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a significant increase in the demand for the services from the advocacy team, who have had to provide additional time and resources to assist their clients who are struggling to access basic food supplies, including provisions to self-isolate and protect themselves during the pandemic.

Hannah Symons, Corporate & Supporter Relations Manager at Hope for Justice, said: "We want to say a huge 'thank you' to The Morrisons Foundation for this funding grant that will provide essential food deliveries to survivors of modern slavery who we are supporting at this particularly difficult time."

“We support a huge number of survivors; many of whom we help face significant barriers to obtaining groceries at the moment, as they do not necessarily have the financial means, technology, language skills or resources to do online shopping without support." 

“Our specialists have been spending a lot of time on food shopping for them, but this grant will allow our team to focus instead on longer-term support such as legal assistance, benefits, housing, and helping survivors through the criminal and civil justice processes. This grant will make a huge difference!"

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