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LifeLink hubs were so nice. There was food, and I laughed there a lot. They did a couple of education programmes there, and asked us about our skills. It was like a new life. It was a good time.

LifeLink Service User

Due to the challenges often faced by people in the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), such as limited funds, trauma, difficulties with language barriers, and unfamiliarity with British bureaucracy, survivors are often vulnerable to re-exploitation through poor working or housing conditions that are easier to access than legitimate routes.

To help address this, Causeway runs LifeLink hubs. Survivors can meet each week to socialise, build communities, take part in educational activities, and develop the life skills they need to navigate through their new lives independently, as well as to recognise risks when they occur.

LifeLink also offers Causeway service users activity days out together each year. These trips could be to a beach, a football stadium or a place of interest.

Community celebration is also encouraged to help service users celebrate their culture and bond with each other through shared experiences. Once a month, service users are given the resources to buy specific food and decorations in order to cook and eat together, and to celebrate various holidays or events such as Eid or Chinese New Year.