We are thrilled to have won Commonweal Housing Competition with our proposal for a feasibility study looking at housing provision for victims of trafficking. Our research proposal seeks to look at the injustice caused by current policy which places potential vulnerable and traumatised victims of trafficking into unsuitable accommodation whilst their needs and experiences are reviewed, which can take several months.
Chair of the judging panel Steve Douglas said: “Whilst there were a range of strong entries, across varying issues, all of the judges felt that Hibiscus’ application stood out. It had identified a clear injustice; one that would benefit from better research and understanding; something that fitted well with Commonweal’s aims and one that could potentially be relieved through the provision of suitable housing.
“The issue and the application met the brief perfectly and we felt it was research that simply had to be explored.”