The Sophie Hayes Foundation looks forward – renewing confidence, purpose and employability.
By taking best practice in coaching, facilitation and training, we support women survivors in a bespoke and creative way through group workshops, one to one coaching, vocational voluntary & work placements, access to training, and formal education.
Currently in London and the south, the West Midlands and soon to launch in Manchester and the north, the organisation aims to support more survivors to rebuild independent, purposeful lives.
Our programme is designed to help women survivors:
Walk away from fear and become independent members of society
Become employable with new skills and experiences
Gain practical knowledge from writing CVs, to interview skills and digital training
Build their confidence through coaching and career planning
Access new opportunities for studying, internships, volunteering and work placements
Join The Sophie Hayes Foundation support network of survivors and community events
To date The Sophie Hayes Foundation has placed women in: Hospitality, Social Care, Health (NHS), Finance, Retail, Light Industry, Entrepreneurs, Fashion and Design, Community colleges and volunteering opportunities.
Female survivor of trafficking
18+ (no upper age limit)
NRM process not essential
Conclusive Grounds decision not essential
No requirement of right to work
Medium comprehension; verbal and written English (can follow group conversations using participants handbook)
Ready to engage in 8 weekly group workshops, one to one coaching to develop future employability plans
June, a qualified accountant, dreamed of continuing her chosen profession in the UK and leave the life of abuse behind. The Sophie Hayes Foundation supported her in re-gaining her confidence and rebuilding her hopes and dreams. Through a partnership with a leading hotel chain June’s confidence was further developed as she successfully applied for a scholarship at leading London University.
June's commitment to become an independent member of society as a chartered accountant is now one step closer.