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« on: 13 May 2014, 01:20:53 pm »
Hi there,

I'm Emily, I'm an outreach worker at Basis Sex Work Project a project for women working in the sex industry living or working in Leeds. We provide non-judgmental, free and confidential  info & support for workers in all sectors of the sex industry  including independent, agency escorts & other adult service providers. I'm back from maternity leave and looking forward to catching up with those of you I know and meeting new people who haven't used Basis services before who may want to now or at any point.

We offer; free condoms,  sex health info, self testing kits for STI's,  a sexual health nurse  who can come out with me to visit you offering more testing and Hep B vaccination, fast track appointments   and  a range of contraception. We provide  info about safety which has been developed with sex workers, offer Ugly Mugs reporting linked to National Ugly Mugs and offer other general info & advice on the law and other stuff.

New! Smear tests - you can now have a smear test here in the Basis Centre or if you prefer we can book you one at the sexual health centre. Both options are bookable by appointment only so  text me or give me call.

Sponges (Gynotex)- we can give out a couple of free sponges each time we see you but now you can buy them from us at reduced rates cheaper than online.

Condoms-  if you need more condoms than we can give to you for free when we see you, you can buy condoms from us at reduced cost.


Also new,  following feedback from sex workers were having a sex worker group  exclusively for  indoor/online sex workers, cam girls, independent escorts, agency girls, and women working in the adult film industry on an evening, the first Thursday of the month. This will be a sex worker led group, intending to be a safe space where conversations can be had, questions asked, peer links and friendships made, and peer support offered.  A sex worker led group would also be an opportunity to share your best safety and privacy tips , support each other, swap stories, safety/privacy tips, in a safe non judgement space, and meet like-minded folk.  If you are a new worker, or you’ve been doing it a while and feel you can help others, please consider coming.   It will be the first Thursday of the month.  (First one on 1st Nov 2018)  Contact me for details of venue and time, my contacts are below.


Always feel free to get in touch if you would like to make an appointment,  arrange a visit by myself, or if you just want a chat over the phone. My number is 07710304306 so, call SMs or whattsapp  or you can email me at emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk  You can also call the Basis Office Tel: 0113 2430036.

Best  Emily.
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« Reply #1 on: 19 May 2014, 03:19:47 pm »
Hi Emily

  Does a WG have to be in Leeds area to see you , or do you cover a wider area ??  Im in Calderdale area.

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Re: Support for Sex workers in Leeds
« Reply #2 on: 15 August 2014, 10:03:57 am »
Hi Kinky Vixen

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I totally overlooked your message by mistake.  We at Genesis cover Leeds and Bradford Working Women's cover Bradford, so if you can get to either Leeds or Bradford you are more than welcome to use either service.  Genesis contact telephone number is 0113 2430036 and Bradford Working Women's is 01274 322393. Also there is the Sweet Project in Huddersfield and you can contact them on 01924 431492.
If you need any more information please get in touch.

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« Reply #3 on: 24 October 2014, 11:04:52 am »

Hi All,


Please note that Genesis Leeds is now officially renamed Basis Yorkshire, including Basis Sex Work Project.  For more information on the services that we offer please visit our website www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/ , you can also leave us a message on SAAFE any time and we will get back to you. 

Many thanks.  Just get in touch if there is anything you need, we'll do our best!

Emily
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« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2015, 02:18:45 pm »
Alongside our outreach work, Basis Sex Work Project/ formally Genesis also offers a service called New Futures. The New Futures project specializes in working with women who have identified they wish to make positive changes and can help in areas such as health, keeping safe, exiting sex work, exploring employment/volunteering opportunities and training. For further information please contact Helina on 0113 2430036/07506490534 or via email: helina.majid@basisyorkshire.org.uk   

Look forward to hearing from you

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« Reply #5 on: 05 July 2016, 04:19:52 pm »
Hi All,

Just wanted you to know there have been some really good changes to the options for sex workers who want to access sexual health services in Leeds. We have a variety of sexual health options:

-   We offer on site, quick and free STI testing and pregnancy testing.
-   We can provide Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea self-testing kits and bring out Chlamydia treatment to you.
-    We can book in sex worker only appointments at Leeds Sexual Health Clinic at either 1.30pm or 4.30pm every week day.
-   We also have a sexual health nurse that can come out with us to visit you on either Wednesday or Friday, offering more testing like throat swabs and bloods and Hep B vaccinations. We also offer a range of contraception including the Depo injection, contraceptive pills and the implant (and removal).
-   We can also give you a Red Umbrella Card or you can download this from the Leeds Sexual Health website www.leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/redumbrella  . This means that you can be seen straight away at Leeds Sexual Health Clinic and have a wider range of STI testing including throat swabs and Hep B vaccination

Look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch with any query and we'll try our best.

Rosie

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Basis Sex Work Project Leeds has moved!
« Reply #6 on: 23 August 2016, 05:04:39 pm »
Hello everyone,

Basis Sex Work Project now has a brand new office and is no longer based at Oxford Chambers. Our new address is 94 North Street, LS2 7PN. We have lots more space and exciting things in the pipeline for our drop-in room. We will also be further developing peer and sex-worker led initiatives. We look forward to seeing old and new faces!

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« Reply #7 on: 27 September 2016, 04:17:08 pm »
Hi All

As some of you will know Basis as part of it's wider services has for over 3 years has been doing netreach (messaging people via key ad platforms) to let them know about the services we offer to women in Leeds working in the sex industry for over 3 years. With the move to our new base in Leeds City Centre 94 North Street, LS2 7PN we are also trailing out a new live chat info/advice session!

For starters we'll have this live on Tuesday's between 1.30 and 7pm.  When not live you can leave a message securely and we'll get back to you.  Go to our website and you'll se the live chat icon  in the left hand bottom corner www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/

We'll be tweeting out before we got Live.  Follow us on Twitter @BasisSexWork

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Hello my name is Taylor and I am the Independent Sexual Violence & Domestic Violence support worker (ISVA /IDVA).  If you have experienced Sexual and or Domestic violence,  I can support you with the criminal justice process, pre court visits, and be with you whilst you are needed in court. Help you understand your rights, and link in with the police ? if you choose to report.  If you don?t choose to report I can still support you. 

I provide emotional support, advice on safer sex working, sexual heath, information on your rights, and practical support with helping you access appropriate services for your needs. 

Basis is a sex worker rights and harm reduction based organisation.  We recognise the diversity of people in the sex industry and for people who want some sort of information & support from us, we will work around your specific needs.

For those who experience domestic violence or crimes against them, (whether work related or not),  we know these impact on people in different ways and people have different ways of dealing with them.  I am therefore committed to supporting people on their individual needs and wishes.

If you want some more information, or to talk about the support we can offer, please get in touch
Taylor.austinlittle@basisyorkshire.org.uk
Mobile 07495516926 / Office number 01132430036

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« Reply #9 on: 01 November 2016, 04:23:11 pm »
Hi Everyone!
Just to update you about our Drop-In sessions.
You are welcome to come in to our drop in between Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm, where our staff can help support you and offer advice around sexual health (including 3 point testing onsite), legal and housing issues. We also have a dedicated drop-in on Mondays for indoor and online sex workers. 
During our drop-in times feel free to come in for a cup of tea and a chat with any of our friendly staff.

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« Reply #10 on: 08 November 2016, 03:39:49 pm »
Hi Folks,

If you live or work in Leeds (even if passing on tour) we're here for you.  If you need to get in touch Emily Turner is always a good starting point she works with people mainly in the online and indoor sector.  Contact her by email: emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk or text/whatsapp 07710304306   Our office number is: 01132430036

Also we're on live chat every Tuesday afternoon between 1.30 and 5.30 pm. Just go to our website at this page and click on chat with us in the right hand bottom corner  http://basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/

Please do get in touch if you have any queries or ideas about how we could improve the services we provide.

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Every Monday between 1pm and 4pm, the Leeds Basis Office will be open for all indoor workers to drop in and meet up!

This is a friendly, discreet and supportive safe space for newbies and old hands alike.

In addition to free supplies and testing, we invite you to meet and mingle with your co-workers. This is the place to share tips, ask questions, form groups or just gossip with your industry sisters!
If you would like to run your own meetings or sessions (at no cost), we welcome you! Please just ask.

Coffee, cake and support will be available in abundance!

Looking forward to meeting you!

The Basis Team x

Come and visit us at: Basis Yorkshire. 94 North Street, Leeds. LS2 7PN. 0113 2430036.

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« Reply #12 on: 29 November 2016, 04:21:27 pm »
We are excited to introduce #17daysofaction, that will run from which will run from 1st - 17th December, with a series of events throughout this time to mark December 17th. We are keen to raise funds to support our service in providing support for sex workers who have experienced or are experiencing violence or abuse, as well as raising awareness in the community to prevent further violence. 

For those of you who don't know, December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sadly, since 1990, 180 sex workers have been murdered since 1990; 29 sex workers were murdered in the last 10 years.
We are extending our #17daysofaction to all to come and get involved in any of the events (See our website for more information: http://basisyorkshire.org.uk/about-us/17daysofaction-end-violence-sexworkers/). Please also join us on twitter or other social media sites with our hastag #17daysofaction to show support, helping to facilitate conversations about this.

Basis provides a specialist IDVA/ISVA (Independent Domestic Violence / Sexual Violence Advisor) service for sex workers. If you are experiencing domestic violence/abuse or have in the past, if you have been raped, sexually assaulted or  experienced any form of sexual violence we can support you. Please feel free to get in touch with Taylor, who is our IDVA/ISVA worker, via text, WhatsApp or phone call on 07495516926. For further information please see: http://basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/isva-services/

We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved in any way!

The Basis Team! X


Background to the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers (Dec. 17)

The International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers and to remember those who have been murdered. It was originally created by The sex workers outreach project in the US  as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the ?Green River Killer? in USA, convicted of the murders of 49 women and believed to have killed at least  71. 17th December has grown to be a global event, where sex workers, sex work support projects and their supporters come together in towns and cities around the world to remember victims of violence and reinforce the message that crimes against sex workers will not be tolerated and perpetrators will be brought to justice.  Please see http://www.december17.org/ if you would like to read more about the day
 

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« Reply #13 on: 07 February 2017, 02:14:58 pm »
Hi Everyone,



Our new live chat info/advice session is now up and running on Tuesday afternoons where our friendly staff are on hand if you need info, advice or appointments. Go to our website and you'll see the yellow live chat icon in the bottom right hand corner www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/ When not live you can leave a message securely and we'll get back to you.

We'll be tweeting out before we got Live.  Follow us on Twitter @BasisSexWork

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« Reply #14 on: 14 February 2017, 02:09:13 pm »
Happy Valentines day to you all!!  Did you know it was national condom day was yesterday?  We give out 100's of condoms each week to women working in Leeds, as well as lube, sponges, and STI testing.  If you would like us to come out and visit you for testing or condoms deliveries (limited amount for free, otherwise you can buy in bulk at cost price).  We run a drop in every Monday from 1-4 at our office, and we are on live chat every Tuesday afternoon!