Sex work resources


Below is a list of resources for people who work in the sex industry organised into four categories:

Sex work organisations

International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW)

The IUSW campaigns for the human, civil and labour rights of those who work in the sex industry. The IUSW believes that everyone should have the freedom to choose how they earn their living and freedom to choose what they do with their own body.

Address
PO Box 27465, London, SW2 1YA
Tel: 07956 658223.
Myspace: www.myspace.com/iusw
Email: info@iusw.org
Web site www.iusw.org

The English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP)
A women’s centre where you can get help and advice on all issues to do with women’s and children’s rights, sex work and social and financial issues.

Address:
The Crossroads Women’s Centre
230A Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AB.
Open tues-Wed – 12 – 4pm.
Tel: 0207 482 2496. (Mon-Fri – 10am – 4pm) Fax: 0207 209 4761
Email: ecp@allwomencount.net

SW5
SW5 (formerly Streetwise Youth) provide advice, information, help, support to male and transgender sex workers. They take an active interest in all things to do with the sex industry, particularly in London. Their web site is invaluable for access to legal information and they regularly post up advice and warnings for all sex workers.

Tel: 0207 370 0406. Fax: 0207 244 0037
Website: www.sw5.info

CLASH (Central London Action On Street Health)
A Camden Primary Care Trust HIV prevention and outreach project working with male and female sex workers regarding HIV and sexual health.

Address:
11 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NA.
TEL: for Appointments: 0203 317 5100 Advice: 0203 317 5111
Opening Times: Monday 9 – 6 / Tuesday 9 – 7 / Weds 1 – 6 / Thurs 9 – 6 / Fri 9 – 3
Email: clash.gvot@virgin.net

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE)
Website: www.sexworkeurope.org

The main goals of the ICRSE is to bring sex workers and their allies together on an European and international level

  • to further the social acceptance and respect for sex workers
  • to promote their civil and human rights
  • to organise the support of allies

The foundation also works on ending the sexual stigma of women, gays and lesbians and transgender people and in general to promote the self-determination of women.

The foundation tries to reach these goals by:

  • supporting networking amongst sex workers and their allies to advocate for legislative change
  • promoting communication and information sharing through internet and on paper
  • organising conferences, study groups and meetings.

Directory of Sex Workers Facebook Pages
List of Sex Workers Groups on Facebook in Alphabetical order, by Mark-of-Frankfurt

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Sexual Health

ST MARY’S NHS TRUST
Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health,
St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street,
London W2 1NY
Tel: 020 7886 6619 (answer-phone with clinic times). 020 7886 1225 (reception)
020 7886 1697 (appointment desk)
020 7886 1549/1828 (Praed Street Project)
020 7886 1524 (Working Men’s Project)
Fax: 020 7886 6645

CAMDEN PCT
Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Mortimer Market Centre, Off Capper Street, LONDON WC1E 6JB
Tel: 020 7530 5050 (appointments) 020 7530 5111 (Advice). Opening Times: Mon 10.30am – 3.00pm
Mon 3.45pm – 6.00pm (Young persons aged 22 and under)
Tue 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wed 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 4.00pm
Fri 9.00am – 12.00pm

THE ROYAL FREE HAMPSTEAD NHS TRUST
Department of Genitourinary Medicine Marlborough Clinic, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, LONDON NW3 2QG.
Mon – Thu 9.00am – 6.00pm Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm Tel: 020 7830 2047. Fax: 020 7830 2587. Same day HIV testing clinic: Mon, Tue, Thu, 020 7431 0970
Ian Charleson Day Centre
The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street,
LONDON NW3 2QG. Tel: 020 7 431 0970 (call for information)

BART’S SEXUAL HEALTH CENTRE
Kenton & Lucas Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield
LONDON EC1A 7BE
Tel: 020 7 601 8090 (from 9.00am daily) Fax: 020 7601 8601
Opening Times: Mon/Tue 12.30pm – 3.00pm (walk-in)
Mon/Tue 4.30pm – 6.30pm (appointments)
Wed 12.30pm – 3.30pm (appointments & referrals / specialist clinics)
Thu/Fri 9.00am – 3.00pm (walk-in)
Please note that ‘walk-in’ clinics may occasionally close early once full.
Appointments may be made by telephoning on the same day from 9.00am.

HOMERTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
Department Of Sexual Health, Homerton Hospital, Homerton Row,
LONDON E9 6SR Tel: 020 8510 7989. Mon 9.00am – 11.30pm
Mon 1.00pm – 7.00pm
Tue 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wed 1.00pm – 7.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 4.00pm
Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm

HARINGEY HEALTH CARE NHS TRUST
St Ann’s Hospital Sexual Health Centre, St Ann’s Road, LONDON
N15 3TH Tel: 020 8442 6536. Mon/Thu 9.00am – 6.30pm
Tue/Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm
Wed 1.30pm – 5.00pm
All above clinics by appointment only.
Phone above number 9.30am-1.00pm Mon-Fri for appointments.
Tues 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Young People’s Clinic (4YP) – walk-in clinic
Tues 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Zone 15 for Gay & Bi-sexual men

FOREST HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Whipps Cross Hospital Department Of Sexual Health. Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, LONDON E11 1NR
Tel: 020 8535 6535
Mon 9.00am – 6.00pm
Tue 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wed 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 4.00pm
Fri 10.00am – 4.30pm

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
Patrick Clements Clinic, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton Lane, Park Royal, LONDON NW10 7NS
Tel: 020 8453 2221/ 020 8453 5733 ext 2221 (via switchboard)
Fax: 020 8453 2224. Mon 9.30am – 12 noon, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Tue 9.30 am – 12 noon, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Wed Closed in morning, 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Thu 9.30am – 12 noon, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Teenage clinic – No appointments necessary)
Fri 9.30am – 12 noon. Appointments and limited walk-in available at each session.
Outreach Service: Tue 2.00pm – 4.00pm
at Chalkhill HC,
Chalkhill Road,
Wembley,
Middx, HA9 9BQ,
Tel: 020 8904 0911

EALING HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
Department of Genitourinary Medicine,
Ealing Hospital Pasteur Suite,
Uxbridge Road, SOUTHALL, UB1 3HW
Tel: 020 8967 5555/
020 8354 5456 (Secretary) Mon 9.00am – 11.30am
Mon 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Wed/Thu 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Elton John Investigation Suite: 020 8967 5649.
Female patients appointment only.
Same day HIV testing clinic Wednesday am (appointment required

CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
The West London Centre for Sexual Health,
Charing Cross Hospital,
Fulham Palace Road, LONDON W6 8RF
Tel: 020 8846 1577 Fax: 020 8846 7582.
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm, 2.00pm – 5pm.
Wed 1.00pm – 5.00pm, 5.30pm – 7pm (appointment only)

VICTORIAN CLINIC FOR HIV AND SEXUAL HEALTH
South Westminster Centre,
82 Vincent Square,
LONDON SW1P 2PF
Tel: 0845 811 6699
Fax: 020 8746 5777
Opening Times: (all by appointment only) Mon 9.00am – 7.00pm
Tue 9.00am – 7.00pm
Wed 12 noon – 5.00pm
Thu 9.00am – 7.00pm
Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Young Person’s (Under 19) Walk-in Service Daily 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Walk-in Hepatitis Vaccination Service Friday 5:30pm – 9:00pm

AMBROSE KING CENTRE
The Royal London
An open access sexual health centre offering a free and confidential service in areas such as services for women working in the sex industry and sexually transmitted infections.

The Royal London Hospital,
Whitechapel, London E1 1BB.
Tel: 020 7377 7306

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Migration

Government

UK Home Office
Website: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/
The Border and Immigration Agency is a new executive agency of the Home Office. The Agency assumes the responsibilities of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) for managing immigration control in the UK. They also consider applications for permission to stay, citizenship and asylum. This website will help you understand the British immigration system, has necessary application forms and what your rights and responsibilities are when you make an application.

United Nations
Website: www.un.org/womenwatch/
Information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.

Non Government Organisations

The Immigration Advisory Service
Website: www.iasuk.org
2nd Floor, County House,
190 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YB.
Tel: 0207 357 6917.

Asylum Aid
28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS. TEL: 02073775123
Wesbite: www.asylumaid.org.uk
Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity assisting refugees in the UK. They help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people seeking asylum in the UK by giving them free legal advice and representing them in their asylum application. They also combine advice work and policy work with campaigning for the fair treatment of refugees in this country.

Refugee Women’s Resource Project
Refugee Women’s Resource Project was set up in April 2000 by Asylum Aid, a registered charity which provides free legal representation and advice to asylum seekers and refugees. It aims to enable women fleeing serious human rights violations to gain protection in the UK.

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Wesite: www.uklgig.org.uk/
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group, formerly the Stonewall Immigration Group, is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate to the UK to be with their same-sex partner.

Asylum Support Work
If you are in the UK and have already claimed asylum, please contact:
Tel: 020 7922 7811
Line open:
Mon 10.00 – 2.00
Tues 10.00 – 4.00
Wed – Line closed
Thur 10.00 – 4.00
Fri 10.00 – 4.00

If you are in the UK, but have NOT claimed asylum yet, please contact:
Jill Power, Asylum Seekers Support Coordinator
Tel: 020 7654 0686 Email: jill@uklgig.org.uk

NB. Jill works 3 days a week on different days. If you can’t speak to her please leave a message or send an email and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

No Borders London
No Borders London support all those in struggle against borders, against their incarceration in detention centres, against their deportation, against their super-exploitation as ‘illegal’ workers. We work to develop spaces of solidarity where resistance and life can be developed.
Email: noborderslondon@riseup.net
Website: www.noborderslondon.blogspot.com/

Refugee Council
Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. They not only give direct help and support, but can also work with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.

Refugee Action
Website: www.refugee-action.org.uk/
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK. With 25 years of experience in reception, resettlement, development and integration, we provide advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in 10 regions across England.

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Legal Resources

Women Against Rape
WAR offers support, legal advocacy, info, counselling & campaigns.
Website: www.womenagainstrape.net
Address:
Crossroads Women’s Centre
230a Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2AB.
Tuesday and Wednesday 12-4pm,
Thursday 5-7pm
Tel: 020 7482 2496. Monday to Friday 1.30pm-4pm
Fax: 020 7209 4761.
Email: war@womenagainstrape.net

Legal Action for Women
Website: law@crossroadswomen.net
A grassroots anti-sexist, anti-racist legal service for all women based at the Crossroads Women’s Centres in London, England and San Francisco, USA. LAW-London began in 1982, in response to prostitute women’s need for legal advice and back-up, it has focused on providing free services to low-income women who are more likely to be denied justice. LAW combines access to a network of sympathetic lawyers, with experienced lay workers from similar backgrounds to the women using its services. Its insistence that no case is “hopeless”, that something can always be done, has won LAW recognition from legal professionals, civil rights and welfare organizations, and community groups.

Address:
Crossroads Women’s Centre
230A Kentish Town Road,
London NW5 2AB
Tel: 020-7482 2496
Fax: 020-7209 4761

Toynbee Hall
Website: www.toynbeehall.org.uk
Toynbee Hall has been providing free legal advice in the UK since 1898. Now run by a team of up to 60 volunteer lawyers from high-profile city firms on weekday evenings and at weekends, the service gives practical help to 3,000 people each year for whom such specialist help would usually be beyond their financial means. Toynbee Hall is committed to providing better services for vulnerable women. Their current focus is on supporting women involved in prostitution in Tower Hamlets and literacy work specifically for Bangladeshi women, 48% of whom have no formal qualifications.

Refugee Legal Centre
Address:
Nelson House,
153-157 Commercial Road, London E1 2EB
Tel: 020 7780 3200

Rights of Women
Free legal advice service for women.
Tel: 0207 251 6577.

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FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

Weekly classes - Wednesday 3 - 4.30pm

Bethnal Green, East London .

For more information about x:talk free English classes for workers in the sex industry please follow the links below.
ENGLISH :: FRANÇAIS :: ITALIANO :: CASTELLANO :: RUSSIAN Русский язык :: THAI ไทย :: SRBIJA-HRVATSKA-BOSNA :: DEUTSCH :: PORTUGUÊS :: POLSKI :: CHINESE 漢語普通話 :: ROMâNă :: MAGYAR

FREE POLE DANCE WORKSHOPS

Weekly workshops - Wednesday 1pm - 3pm, Bethnal Green

Weekly free pole training sessions for strippers and dancers

Two hour workshop sessions. Come and practice your pole skills at no cost as well as learn a few tricks. We'd love to meet dancers who want to share their skills. Weekly workshops include pole basics, burlesque and body conditioning for strength, flexibility and safe dancing

BREAKFASTS FOR SEX WORKERS

Weekly free breakfasts for sex workers only 11am - 1pm, Bethnal Green

Tea, coffee, croissants and other delicious mid morning snacks. Confidential social support and a place to chat to other workers