Support for sex workers

Support for sex workers

Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP Sussex); confidential and non-judgemental service for women who live or work in Brighton & Hove

SWOP is for:
– self-identifying women.
– non-binary people who work in the sex industry as women.
– any woman who sells or exchanges sexual services regardless of immigration status.

(You are not obliged to give personal details if you contact SWOP for information or advice.)

SWOP offers:
• Advice and information on health, well-being and safer working.
• Free condoms and lubricant
• Emotional support if you are feeling isolated
• Support and advice if you have experienced violence, abuse, stalking or harassment (at work or in personal life)
• Information on sex work, the law and your rights
• Advice or support if your income or well-being are affected by COVID-19.
• Support and advice if you or someone close to you are worried about use of drugs or alcohol.
• Referrals & signposting to other services (physical or mental health, money advice, housing, immigration and peer support)

SWOP can also offer more in-depth support: this includes longer term 1:1 support, outreach and advocacy, if you are in a situation that you are not happy with and would like to make changes.
See the SWOP Sussex web-page for more info, contact details and safer working advice or call / text Mel: 07801 376158 / 01273 675526

PRO(TECT); sex workers outreach project for men in Brighton & Hove

PRO(TECT) is Terrence Higgins Trust’s confidential tailor-made service dedicated to men and anyone who identifies as male living or working within Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.

The comprehensive one-stop service provides:

  1. Fastest HIV and syphilis testing at 61 Ship Street with results in 20 minutes
  2. Fast track access to SHAC services for a full sexual health screen with no appointment necessary
  3. Free and bespoke safer sex resources which can be delivered to your door
  4. A confidential space to talk about any issues which are affecting you through our Face2Face service
  5. Free alerts to your phone about local punters who should be avoided
  6. Connecting you to other local services

For further information please email, call 07423 003020 or 01273 764200 and ask for the Protect worker, or pop into 61 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE

**SHAC offers a fast track service for all sex workers, contact one of the above services to find out how it works**

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