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Title: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- latest
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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.
Title: Re: Support for Sex workers in Leeds
Post by: KinkyVixen 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.

Thanks
Title: Re: Support for Sex workers in Leeds
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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.

Best wishes

Emily
Title: Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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
Title: New Futures Project/Basis Sex Work Project (formally Genesis Leeds)
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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

Helina
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project Leeds-new sexual health services
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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
Title: Basis Sex Work Project Leeds has moved!
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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!

Thanks,
The Basis Team
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project (formally Genesis Leeds)- New Live Chat
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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

Basis Team

Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project (formerly Genesis Leeds)- new sexual health services
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 11 October 2016, 04:54:58 pm
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

basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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.

Thanks,
The Basis Team
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project - getting in touch incl. live chat
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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.
Title: New at Basis! Indoor Workers Group for Support, Advice, Collaboration and more!
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 22 November 2016, 04:40:50 pm
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.
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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
 
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project new live chat
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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

Thanks,
Basis Team
Title: Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project 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!
Title: Re: Basis Sex Work Project- sex workers & the law new updated booklet
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 07 March 2017, 04:02:13 pm
Hi Folks,

It was International Sex Worker Rights Day on Friday March. The day?s history goes back to 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit.  The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 sex worker members, and members of their communities.  Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3rd March as an annual, international event, as International Sex Workers? Rights Day.

So we thought it's a good time to flag up an updated info resource 'Sex Workers & the Law' , it's produced by Release, some of you may have seen it over the years. Well the new updated booklet and rights cards are now out.  You can download a pdf of it on the Release website  www.release.org.uk/publications/sex-workers-and-law-booklet   Over the last decade sex workers in the indoor and online sectors have found it really useful.

If you ever want to talk through any legal stuff associated with sex work do get in touch and of course for anything else be it free condoms, lube, sponges, screening options including screening with the outreach nurse who now comes out and about on outreach with us to visit people at their working flat/home whatever feels safe for them.
Call text or whatsapp Emily on 07710304306 email emily.turner@basis.org.uk  we're on live chat on Tuesday afternoons is you prefer to chat via that - get on that go to our website and click on the 'Chat with us box'  in the bottom left hand corner  on our website  www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/   
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 25 April 2017, 05:16:58 pm
Hi Folks,

We thought some people might be interested in the 'Our Voices' booklet which has been coordinated  by Basis Yorkshire. It contains a variety of diverse stories and other perspectives from sex workers in Leeds. It aims to illustrate the diverse experiences of sex workers in Leeds, featuring people from a range of sectors including escorting. It aims to challenge the stigma and stereotypes about sex work.
We?ve got poetry, 10 personal stories and artwork; all the way through the book as well, we?ve created our take on the iconic ?tart cards?.
Throughout the book people share varying aspects of their lives, offer opinions and divulge funny moments.  People also share  thoughts on the law, stigma and sexual health, along with messages for the public, practitioners and other sex workers.  It also  adds to the many other voices calling for the decriminalisation of sex work in the UK!  Collectively, these perspectives are a testament to the diversity of the sex industry, yet of course, they are by no means representative of all women?s experiences, nor do they account for the men and transgender men and women who work in the sex  industry.

The Our Voices book and A4 posters of selected tart cards are available to buy on Etsy  www.etsy.com/uk/listing/511701652/our-voices-perspectives-that-challenge  Please feel free to share any thoughts or any photos of the book on social media, using the hashtag #OurVoicesBook.

 
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 09 May 2017, 02:30:56 pm
Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know I'm out and about in Leeds now every week with the sexual health nurse from Leeds Sexual Health who can give advice, provide a wide range of free screening and contraception in confidence. She also can provide Hep B vaccinations.

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit or email me at Emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Anything else you want to chat about please get in touch
Take care, Emily
Outreach Worker, Basis Worker
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 30 May 2017, 04:34:59 pm
Hi  All,

Wanted to remind folks -  as well as the free condoms, lube, wide range of screening and contraception you can get with me and the sexual health nurse   on outreach , a wide range of free screening and contraception in confidence - for those who prefer the clinic there are;

* two fast track appointments available for sex workers per day at 1.30 and 4.30 at Leeds Sexual Health. You just contact me to book one.

*Or you can drop in anytime to Leeds Sexual Health clinics -leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/clinicstimetable  If you  take a Red Umbrella card to the Merrion Centre leedssexualhealth.com/services/merrion-centre  this will mean you are recognized as a sex worker and will get a wider range of screening and they'll try and see you asap. Download the Red Umbrella card or save to your phone:  leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/redumbrella

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Our Monday drop-in here at 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN is geared towards online and indoor sex workers!
Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at Emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk


Take care, Emily
Outreach Worker, Basis Worker
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-Monday dropin & Sex Health Nurse
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 20 June 2017, 02:57:49 pm
Hi Folks,

On Mondays between 1-4pm we have a drop in here at Basis 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN which is  geared towards online and indoor sex workers!  People can pick up supplies,  network with other sex workers.   The lovely sexual health nurse we work with is here every other Monday  if you want screening and contraception there and then! It's a fabulous confidential, sex worker friendly service and is very popular with people working indoors or online.  She will be here on 26th June, 10th July, July 24th, August 14th. 

If you need anything before then just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at Emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk

I can come and meet you at your workplace or wherever you are comfortable to chat and to bring free condoms, lube, dams, gloves, and self test kits.

Enjoy the sun.

Emily
Outreach Worker, Basis Worker
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-Monday dropin & Sex Health Nurse
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 27 June 2017, 02:00:06 pm
Hi Folks

Wanted you to know Basis with the Sex Work Research Hub are hosting a screening of the film Scarlet Road - followed by and Q&A with Rachel Wotton  Thursday, 13 July 2017 from 14:30 to 16:30 in Leeds. The documentary Scarlet Road is a documentary about the extraordinary work of the Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression,  Rachel has become highly specialized in working with clients with disability. Rachel?s philosophy, that human touch and sexual intimacy can be some of the most therapeutic aspects to our existence, is making a dramatic impact on the lives of her clients. While Rachel?s clients give a glimpse into her clients? sexual self-discovery, Scarlet Road follows Rachel as she strives to increase awareness and access to sexual expression for people with disability. 

Rachel is also an active campaigner for both policy makers and the general public to recognise that sex work is work. She has been a part of an international movement to try to gain rights for sex workers and to end the social stigma and discriminatory practices that surround their occupation. She has worked with SWOP NSW and Scarlet Alliance - the Australian Sex Worker Association including developing innovative peer lead initiatives.  To bring greater understanding of her work she has helped set up ?Touching Base? and has travelled overseas to present at conferences. Rachel is currently in Europe as part of  her Winston Churchill Trust ? Travel Fellowship. would like to attend

If you would like to attend text or whatsapp me 07710304306 or email me at Emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk 

Emily


Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- here if you need us!
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 29 August 2017, 03:05:41 pm
Hi  All,

Summer still here and so are we. We're here if you need  free condoms, lube or just a chat. We have a wide range of screening and contraception you which you get from me and the sexual health nurse on outreach, just get in touch and we'll arrange a visit.

For those who want a summer check up and prefer the clinic there are;

* two fast track appointments available for sex workers per day at 1.30 and 4.30 at Leeds Sexual Health. You just contact me to book one.

*Or you can drop in anytime to Leeds Sexual Health clinics -leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/clinicstimetable  If you  take a Red Umbrella card to the Merrion Centre leedssexualhealth.com/services/merrion-centre  this will mean you are recognized as a sex worker and will get a wider range of screening and they'll try and see you asap. Download the Red Umbrella card or save to your phone:  leedssexualhealth.com/wheretogo/redumbrella

We can still provide you with self test kits, free condoms, lube, dams and gloves.

Our Monday drop-in here at 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN is geared towards online and indoor sex workers!
Just call, text or whatsapp me 07710304306 if you want to arrange a visit/or to chat or email me at Emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk


Enjoy the end of summer. Emily
Outreach Worker, Basis Leeds
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 12 September 2017, 04:15:10 pm
Hi Folks, 
You can always find out about our services on the Basis Sex Work Project website - www,basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/

Or Twitter @BasisSexWork
Or call, text, WhatsApp or email our Sex Work Outreach Worker (Emily) on  07710 304 306 
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 10 October 2017, 12:30:30 pm
Hi Folks who live or work in Leeds if you need anything lots of ways you can get in touch with us:

Or call, text, WhatsApp or email our Sex Work Outreach Worker (Emily) on  07710 304 306
Or Twitter @BasisSexWork

You can always find out about our services on the Basis Sex Work Project website - www,basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/indoor-online-sexworkers/

For over twenty years Basis has been providing confidential sexual health and other services to sex workers in Leeds.

We're hear if you need us.
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 07 November 2017, 03:04:20 pm
Hi Folks,

In case you are interested the Sex Workers Opera team are offering a creative workshop in Leeds for current and former sex workers. This is taking place on Wednesday November 8th at Slung Low 4-6.30 pm.

Leeds Workshop
Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Time:  3.30pm-5.30 pm
Location:  Slung Low. The Holbeck Underground Ballroom (67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, LS11 9UA).

 No experience of drama music or any of the performance arts is necessary necessary - they just ask that people be a current or former sex worker to creative stuff!  the workshop is using the same model SWO used when they  we BUILT the Sex Worker?s Opera - then please come along! I you have you ever wanted to try your hand at  writing, singing, theatre, acting? Are you sick of stories being told ABOUT sex workers - but never by workers themselves? Want to create something powerful, fierce and meaningful with other sex workers? Then PLEASE come along to the workshop!   Absolutely no experience necessary -SWO welcome all sex workers who want to give it a go!

The workshops are a safe space - no one has to talk about what kind of work they do and there will be no photos or video of the process. You can contact SWO @sexworkersopera on twitter

If you want to speak to someone at Basis about the workshop email Amber on Amber.Wilson@basisyorkshire.org.uk
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-here if you need us
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 21 November 2017, 03:26:04 pm
Hi Folks,

We wanted you to know Basis has been shortlisted for a Sexual Freedom Award in the category 'Activist of the year'  www.sexualfreedomawards.co.uk/2017-finalists/  . We are honored people in the industry have nominated us and value some of the work we do.

Also Emily Turner one of our outreach workers  is nominated in the 'Ally of the year  category'.  Some of you in Leeds will have meet Emily as she gets out and about to meet people where ever they want to with info, condom supplies or the sex health Nurse who Emily can visit people with.

The ceremony is next week in London and we'll let you know how we get on!
Thanks for your support SAAFE and SAAFE members  now and over the years.
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- 17 days of action
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 05 December 2017, 01:42:52 pm
Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know of our campaign running over the next couple of weeks: 17 days to end violence against sex workers. This is the second year that the Basis Sex Work Project has run a campaign to raise money and awareness to support those women who have been victims of violence.  Through ?17 Days of Action? we?ll be hosting a series of events to mark the 17th of December 2017; International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This year our campaign is bigger than ever and we are excited to share with you all the events we have planned for December and to let you know how you can get involved.

Events for #17 Days of Action

4th Dec (2-3:30pm) Seminar: Sex Work ? the basics @ Basis offices (94 North Street)
5th Dec (7:30pm) A Lolshevism comedy night with ex sex worker and comedian Miranda Kane @ Hyde Park Book Club
7th Dec (10am-2pm) Community Clean Up Holbeck
7th Dec Evening with Spoken Word Society
9th Dec (11am-3pm) Information stall and collection tin in Leeds City Centre (by the St Johns centre)
13th Dec (7:30pm) Sex Work Quiz Night @ Northern Monk
14th Dec (10am-2pm) Market stall @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
15th Dec (from 8pm) All night outreach (location tbc)
17th Dec International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, flash mob and remembrance event

How can you support us with the campaign?

There are many ways you can get involved with and become a part of our campaign:

Attend and share information about our events ? keep updating by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Twitter (@basissexwork)

Donate on our campaign page or through texting BSXW17 ?5 to 7007

Post a picture of a ?Red Umbrella? and give your pledge to #EVASW #17daysofaction and ask your friends to the same ? tag us in!

Whether you are coming along to have a laugh with Miranda Kane, or to hear the real life stories of the women we support in their own words performed through spoken word poetry, we would love to see you there.

Thanks,
The Basis team
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project-17th Dec IDEVASW Events
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 12 December 2017, 04:38:22 pm
Hi Folks,

In the run up to International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers  on 17th December Basis has been carrying out it's 17 Days to end violence against sex workers campaign and running a whole host of events. Check them out on the Basis website at: www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/about-us/basis-campaign-2017-17-days-end-violence-sex-workers/

Still to take place are:

13th Dec (7:30pm)       Sex Work Quiz Night @ Northern Monk
14th Dec (10am-2pm) Market stall @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
15th Dec (from 8pm)  All night outreach (based out of Slung Low from 7 ? 11,                                                 Basis offices after)
17th Dec : 12 am Meet at the Basis office at 12 (noon) for a reflective Red Umbrella Flash mob in City Centre followed by short Remembrance Event in our office  94 North Street, Leeds LS1

There are many ways you can get involved with and become a part of our campaign:

Attend and share information about our events ? keep updating by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Twitter (@basissexwork) Post a picture of a ?Red Umbrella? and give your pledge to #EVASW #17daysofaction and ask your friends to the same ? tag us in!
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- info & advocacy
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 09 January 2018, 04:40:33 pm
Hi Folks,

Happy New Year! Hope 2018 is a good one for you. Wanted to let you know  Emily our outreach worker who works with people in the indoor and online sector of the industry is on maternity leave. I'm Gill an outreach worker covering Emily's post.

Basis Sex Work Project a project for women working in the sex industry who live or work in Leeds. We provide non-judgmental, free and confidential  info & support for workers in all sectors of the sex industry  including independent, agency escorts and other adult service providers.

As always we are offering; 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.

Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit by myself, or if you just want a chat over the phone. My number is 07710304306 you can message or Whattsapp me  or you can email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Best wishes
Gill
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- sexual health provisions latest
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 13 March 2018, 03:25:27 pm
Hi there,
A few new sex health bits & pieces from us at Basis:

Smear tests - you can now have a smear test here in the Basis Centre (central Leeds) 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.

As always 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.

 Please do 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 or you can email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Best wishes, Gill  (Outreach worker at Basis Sex Work Project-covering Emily's maternity leave)
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- sexual health spring updates
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 10 April 2018, 02:46:56 pm
Remember here at Basis we can offer regular free and confidential sexual health screening. Screening now is quick simple with results back within two weeks, often before. If there is a positive result this can often be treated quickly within days.

We have access to appointments with a contraception nurse supplying free contraception including implant fitting as well as supplying free condoms and you can always buy more than we give at a reduced cost.

Our new smear testing service is now up and running so why not book an appointment or come to Basis for a no obligation chat.This is an important part of screening that is often overlooked and gives peace of mind.

The nurse will be here on Wednesday 18th April,Wednesday 9th May and 30th May from 1pm until 4pm for smear testing so why not give me a call to book you in .
We are always here to answer any questions so please get in touch.
My number is 07710304306 or you can email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Hope you all have a good spring and looking forward to some sunny days.


Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- sex health provisions & new indoor drop-in
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 24 April 2018, 06:26:04 pm
Hi All,

From Thursday 10th May we've got a new weekly drop-in just for indoor/online workers. So it'll take place 10.30-1.30 each Thursday at Basis  in central Leeds, 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN

Drop-in at our private space for free condoms, free quick 3 site testing (for chlamydia + gonorrhea) or simply to chat with other indoor/online workers and be part of peer support.

I'll be there to welcome people & to do my best to provide info you need.  Anything you want to check text or call me on 0710304306 or email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Gill
Outreach worker  (Outreach worker at Basis Sex Work Project-covering Emily's maternity leave)
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- new drrop in indoor/online escorts
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 08 May 2018, 02:57:17 pm
Hi All,

Hope you've been enjoying the sun.

Just a quick reminder - hoping to see some of you this Thusday 10th May at our new weekly drop-in just for indoor/online workers. So it'll take place 10.30-1.30 each Thursday at Basis  in central Leeds, 94 North Street Leeds, LS27PN

Drop-in at our private space for free condoms, free quick 3 site testing (for chlamydia + gonorrhea) or simply to chat with other indoor/online workers and be part of peer support.

We really welcome your input.

I'll be there to welcome people & to do my best to provide info you need.  Anything you want to check text or call me on 0710304306 or email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Gill
Outreach worker  (Outreach worker at Basis Sex Work Project-covering Emily's maternity leave
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- sexual health provisions latest
Post by: Rosesugar on 11 June 2018, 09:45:43 pm
Thankuou 😊
 You run a brilliant support drop in service  there .
It was nice to finally visit today warm welcome lovely & friendly for all.
easy to find location and comfortable environment  ;)
Xxx sugar

Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- sexual health provisions latest
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 31 August 2018, 02:56:51 pm
Hi Folks,

As summer comes to an end, but hopefully no the sun, if you need anything just get in touch.  Her at  Basis Sex Work Project  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, who live or work in Leeds.

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.

We now provide smear tests 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.

As I say 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 or you can email me at Gillian.Collingwood@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Best Gill, outreach worker, Basus
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- latest
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 08 October 2018, 12:38:47 pm
Hi there,

My name is 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.


Please do 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 or you can email me at emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Best wishes, Emily.
Title: New!! Sex Worker evening meet up, at Basis Office, Leeds.
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 22 October 2018, 10:49:59 am
Following some feedback, we have decided to open up Basis exclusively to indoor based 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. I am always asked questions such as:
•   What’s the best agency to work for?
•   How do I start up as an independent escort?
•   How do I use online forums and advertising sites?
•   How do I do my accounting and finance?
•   Anyone know of good hotels to use? Where can I rent a room?
•   Anyone know anyone who wants to buddy up and work together?
Who better to answer these than yourselves? A sex worker led group would also be an opportunity to share your best safety and privacy tips , support each other, swap stories 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. This is a sex worker led group. I intend to open up and provide cake only, Your space, your group! Please share.
5:30pm – 7pm Drop in
1st Thursday of the month (First one on 1st Nov 2018)
@ Basis Yorkshire, 94 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN
Tel: 0113 2430036
Title: Re: Leeds - Basis Sex Work Project- latest
Post by: Basis Sex Work Project on 22 October 2018, 11:20:07 am
Hi Folks


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, it may be for you, please consider coming. 
It will take place on the 1st Thursday of the month (First one on 1st Nov 2018), please contact me for details of the venue and time. My contacts are below.

Please share in your networks of other online/sex workers. Thanks.

Also always feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about the group of you want to make an appointment,  arrange a visit by myself, or if you just want a chat over the phone. My number is 07710304306, call, SMS, or whattsapp me, or you can email me at emily.turner@basisyorkshire.org.uk or call Basis office: Tel: 0113 2430036

Best  Emily.