Our mission is to help women find freedom and recovery from the harms caused by sexual exploitation and the sex industry.

We take a ‘whole story’ approach, recognising the complexity of pathways into exploitation, the many factors that keep women there, and the importance of practical, emotional and spiritual support in helping women find sustainable routes out.

We challenge the framing of commercial sexual exploitation as ‘sex work’ and the minimisation or denial of its harms. We critique the sex industry as a form of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and as a system rooted in fraud and manipulation. We lament the damage it also does to men’s lives.

We are a Christian organisation founded on a deep conviction that God is near to the broken-hearted and is able to transform situations of desolation, restoring hope and renewing lives. 

Relume works with women of all faiths and none and is committed to respecting women’s freedom of choice in this area. Spiritual and pastoral care form part of our offer but are not a condition of engagement.

We work in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas.

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Relume is the working name of Relume Stoke CIO, a charity registered in England and Wales (registration number 1202524)