Day 46 Approach
The Sophie Hayes Foundation works to enable survivors to build independent, purposeful lives. We specifically focus on the period beyond national government support (the ’45’ day period) and focus on the future – helping survivors to generate renewed confidence, purpose and employability. We call this our Day 46 Programme and it’s a blended-learning intervention designed specifically for survivors of trafficking. The programme takes best practice coaching and facilitation tools and methods to support survivors of trafficking in a bespoke, fun and creative way.
DAY 46 PROGRAMME
In the last 12 months the Day 46 Programme has supported and worked with nearly 100 survivors of human trafficking.
DAY 46 PROGRAMME: Eight confidence-building and employability workshops, delivered in safe houses and communities across London and beyond
DAY 46 OUTREACH: 1:1 employability coaching sessions (6) and access to vocational training, education and work placements. Participants’ voices and ambitions are our guide in coaching.
DAY 46 Plus: Long term community provision and leadership development for survivors of trafficking.
AWARENESS, INFLUENCE & POLICY
We help survivors tell their story, (if they choose to) and we then share their histories as a platform to create awareness and instigate global change for human trafficking. We advocate for survivors by encouraging, challenging and leading individuals, businesses and government to play their part in supporting survivors of trafficking.
We lead and encourage collaboration between diverse organisations to support better outcomes and direct support for survivors of trafficking. We continuously improve our own work, ensuring we provide the best possible employability offer for survivors. . To view our latest research paper, 'Becoming Hope' click here.
Day 46 Stories
Solent and Lara both expressed a desire to learn how to design and make jewellery, a skill they wanted to use back in their home countries one day. Sophie Hayes Foundation identified a social enterprise in the London area, which agreed to provide training and support. Resulting in Solent and Lara completing four-day long trainings and the creations of a piece of hand crafted jewellery! Both are currently working with Sophie Hayes Foundation to further their jewellery making training.
Tiana showed an interest in working with charities, Sophie Hayes Foundation created an opportunity for Tiana to shadow a large and successful charity with four days of work experience with a local partnerships manager.
Cassie expressed an interest in one day opening up a clothes shop in her home country, designing her own clothing line. Sophie Hayes Foundation supported this goal by identifying a day placement at a tailoring and sewing social enterprise. As Cassie saw her natural talent, her hope for a different kind of work in the future increased! She was relocated to another city,however Sophie Hayes Foundation continued working with Cassies’s case worker for her to continue her tailoring training locally.
Michel was shy , with minimal English and in the early stages of a pregnancy. Sophie Hayes Foundation worked with Michel, through translation apps and sign language, to understood Michel had an interest in nails and beauty. Whilst it wasn’t appropriate for her to do a voluntary placement due to her pregnancy, she has since started practicing nails on the other ladies in her house – building her confidence, community and skills.
Gable expressed an interest to become a hairdresser, using her creative skills to help support herself whilst she learnt English and saved for university. Sophie Hayes Foundation connected Cassie with a hairdresser for an initial session, which was then expanded to a work shadowing programme. After a month, she found she had a natural flair for hairdressing and was placed on a six month training programme. She has grown in confidence in her English language, customer service .