Enhancing Safety and Support for Sex Workers

At KittyKiss, we prioritise your safety and well-being above all else. We recognise the unique challenges faced by sex workers in accessing mainstream support services. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our comprehensive Sex Worker Safety and Support Services Directory, designed to offer you up-to-date information on the support available to you.

Navigating through a myriad of challenges, sex workers across the country deserve specialised care and assistance. Our directory encompasses a diverse range of specialist charities and organisations dedicated to supporting sex workers. From safety information and sexual health screening to legal advice, benefits, welfare, and housing information, we’ve curated resources to address your specific needs.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the organisations featured in our directory:

National Support:

  • National Ugly Mugs (NUM): Empowering sex workers with access to justice and protection through safety alerts, crime reporting assistance, and specialised support services.
  • Beyond The Streets: Providing a confidential call-back service for women in the sex industry, offering non-judgmental support and a safe space for discussion.
  • SWARM: Advocating for decriminalisation, rights, and improved working conditions for UK sex workers.
  • English Collective of Prostitutes: A grassroots organisation campaigning for decriminalisation and the rights and safety of sex workers.
  • Changing Lives: Offering specialised support services, from access to justice to addiction and accommodation assistance, for sex workers in England.

Scotland Support:

  • NUMbrella Lane: A supportive community space in Glasgow providing drop-in sessions, sexual health supplies, and various support services.
  • Scot-Pep: A collective dedicated to promoting and advocating for the rights, health, and safety of Scottish sex workers.
  • Sacro – Another Way: Providing one-to-one and drop-in support services for women involved in sex work in Edinburgh, covering various areas of support including healthcare, housing, and domestic abuse.

Wales Support:

  • Safer Wales: Offering evening outreach services and case management support for sex workers in Cardiff, including mentoring, advocacy, and access to services.
  • SWAN Project: Providing confidential support for sexually exploited women in Swansea, offering safety advice, essential supplies, and assistance in reporting concerns or crimes.

London and South East Support:

  • SWOP Sussex: Offering free and confidential support to sex workers in Sussex, including advice on safety, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, mental health, and more.
  • The Esther Project: Providing specialist support and advice to women in the sex industry, including safety advice, sexual health services, and one-to-one support sessions.

South West Support:

East of England Support:

  • POW Nottingham: Supporting the rights of sex workers in Nottingham, offering safety information, sexual health screening, counseling, and peer support.
  • New Futures: Providing practical and emotional support to women and young people in the Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland area, addressing various needs such as benefits, housing, and legal matters.

West Midlands Support:

  • Kairos – WWT: Improving the well-being of women involved in prostitution in Coventry, offering sexual health supplies, housing advice, and referrals to support services.
  • Brighter Futures: ASW Project: Supporting sex workers in Staffordshire with outreach and drop-in sessions, offering non-judgmental support, safety advice, and referrals to substance abuse services.
  • Turnaround: Providing free and confidential support for sex workers in Coventry and Solihull, including health and safety supplies, guidance on debt and welfare, and substance abuse services.

North East Support:

  • North East Sex Work Forum (NESWF): Dedicated to developing and delivering services for individuals involved in all aspects of the sex industry, across the Northeast and beyond. The NESWF website offers valuable resources such as research findings, downloadable safety materials, and an extensive directory of sex worker-friendly services.

North West Support:

  • Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH): MASH offers free and confidential support for women in the sex industry in Greater Manchester. Their services include drop-in and outreach services, sexual health screening, health and well-being support, safety information, and referrals to specialist services.
  • The Men’s Room: Based in Manchester, The Men’s Room is an arts and social care charity providing support to male, transgender, and non-binary sex workers. They offer a range of support services including advice, advocacy, assistance with housing and finances, mental health support, and victim support.

Yorkshire and Humber Support:

  • Basis Yorkshire: Basis Yorkshire offers support for female and transgender sex workers in Leeds. Their comprehensive services include providing safety information, sexual health screening and advice, welfare, debt and housing advice, access to counselling and other agencies, and support for those looking to exit prostitution.
  • Yorkshire MESMAC: MESMAC provides free and rapid sexual health advice services across Leeds, Bradford, Rotherham, and Hull. With a focus on sexual health, MESMAC plays a crucial role in ensuring sex workers have access to essential health services and advice in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

We’re committed to ensuring that you have access to the support and resources you need. For more information and links to these organisations’ websites, please visit our directory. If you require any advice or guidance, don’t hesitate to contact us. At KittyKiss, your safety and well-being are our utmost priorities.

Are you providing support services that could greatly benefit sex workers in the UK? Reach out to us to be showcased in our directory.