This week’s Global Local bulletin focuses on modern slavery and the role local government can play in prevention, detection and support for victims.
Modern slavery affects people throughout our communities. Survivors of modern slavery are our neighbours and it is often local organisations who deliver the frontline support to help them to recover and thrive in their freedom. While the legislative and policy frameworks in the UK to help victims of modern slavery recover and regain control of…
In this blog, Anxhela Bruci, founder of EmpowerFULL (a socio-economic model for the reintegration of survivors of human trafficking), discusses the epidemic of modern slavery – with a current victim estimate of over 50 million people – while also highlighting what we can do on a local level to help recovery and reintegration.
Sometimes considered a historical relic of a bygone era, practices of slavery, coercion and exploitation in the workplace remain tragically commonplace, continuing unseen and unaccounted for all around us. Modern slavery, as it is known, is the illegal exploitation and mistreatment of workers for commercial or personal gain. The term covers a wide range of…
In this Q&A, we chat with Wayne Stanley, Head of Policy and Communication for Simon Communities Ireland about the recent Simon Week 2022 conference and their call for a crisis response to homelessness.
This briefing looks at the challenges faced by young adults in trying to access good quality housing. For the purpose of this briefing, young adults are defined as people aged under 40 years of age.
Rough sleeping is falling in England but is still more prevalent than 12 years ago. An updated strategy reaffirms the government’s aim to end rough sleeping by the end of 2024, but will the measures proposed be enough? A new briefing looks at what is being promised.
This week, we’re exploring the issues surrounding the vanishing funds for public toilets and the ways in which local government and communities are ensuring the survival of these fundamental facilities.
The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.