Support for sex workers

Support for sex workers

To be fast-tracked through the service, please advise staff that you are part of the ‘Abbey Road Clinic’

Sex Workers’ Outreach Project

A 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. Visit SWOP Sussex for more info, contact details and safer working advice or call/text Mel:  07801 376 158 / 01273 675 526


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:

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

For further information please email:, call 07423 003 020 or 01273 764 200 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

  • Know how to spot the signs of modern slavery and contact their helpline
  • If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault visit this page
  • If you have had unprotected sex in the last 72hrs you may be able to access PEP
  • If you identify as trans, non-binary or gender variant then pop along to our sexual health Clinic T