Fredek's escape

“Things were bad in my life in Hungary.  I was looking for a way to make a new start. When someone I knew told me about factory work in the UK, which could pay £2,000 a month, I thought I had nothing to lose. I was wrong. I lost everything.”

Hadiza's escape

The family scraped a living by selling bean cakes by the side of the road. Over the course of five years, Hadiza and her mother were befriended by a man who would regularly buy their goods.

Emancipating Rashmi

When Rashmi was separated from her parents at the age of five during conflict in Sri Lanka, a Salvation Army girl’s home cared for her and gave her a good education. This enabled Rashmi to qualify as a nurse, a job she really loved.  No-one could know then that this would not be the only time The Salvation Army was to come to her rescue.

Ferda's journey to freedom

Before Ferda was trafficked into the UK from the Czech Republic, he had been living on the streets for two years with no income, after falling into depression when his wife died. He was in his early sixties. He had lost touch with his children and so gladly accepted the help of a man who befriended him, offering somewhere to live and a part-time job. The subsequent promise of better work in the UK also sounded like a good opportunity.

Freeing Harry

Since leaving school, 60-year-old Harry has always had a job, following the example of his hard-working miner father who served in World War II. While Harry never married, he lived contentedly with his mother until she died when he was 57. At this point his life changed dramatically. 

Harry found it hard to cope with responsibilities on his own and, after an emotional and mental breakdown, he became homeless. At this vulnerable time, while he was queuing for a bed at a night shelter, two men approached him with an offer of work, accommodation, food and alcohol.

King's Lynn

Not only because you need something, but because you have something to be thankful for.