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Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« on: 15 September 2015, 04:53:44 pm »
Hi ?

SWOP is a discreet and confidential service for women working in the sex industry in the Brighton and Hove area.

Our SWOP workers understand the many different reasons that women work in the sex industry. We will not force you to give up sex work or make any assumptions about your situation and your choices. Our main concern is your safety and wellbeing and these are some of the ways we can support you:

 - Free condoms and lube + dental dams and femidoms
 - Sex work and the law
- Support and advice regarding welfare services.
- Drugs and alcohol advice

 - Support, advice and info around sexual health and safety issues or other issues related to sex work.

 - One to one support on an ongoing basis: Women receiving ongoing support from us can meet with us for regular sessions. We would support you with addressing any worries or concerns you have  - such as improving safety, health issues, housing issues, financial problems, drugs and alcohol, mental health or access to counselling.  We can also offer support or advice if you are thinking about leaving sex work or just want to increase your options for the future.

 - Dodgy punter list and reporting scheme:  If you have a bad experience at work and report an incident we can offer you support. With your permission we can warn other sex workers in the area about the incident via our Dodgy Punter List (keeping your details anonymous).  We can also report this to the UKNSWP's UK wide National Ugly Mugs Database. If you would like to report the incident to the police we can also support you with this.

If we can't help you directly with something we will so our best to help find someone who can.


There is a bit more information about SWOP and Brighton Oasis Project's other services on our website:  www.oasisproject.org.uk/swop.html
Or please email us at swop@brightonoasisproject.co.uk

You can also phone or text us for support, advice or more information:

Landline = 01273 675526
Mel - 07801376158

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #1 on: 16 October 2018, 05:17:38 pm »
Bad week? Bad client? Need to talk? Our anonymous and confidential helpline is open tonight 5-7.30 pm. Ring us! 01273 087047 Text us! 07713 023950 or Webchat on our website http://www.oasisproject.org.uk/services/swop/

We are here to listen and offer support.

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #2 on: 23 October 2018, 05:44:09 pm »
If you are feeling like this  :FF

or this  ???

or even this   :(

and want to have a chat, the SWOP helpline is available to call from now until 19.30. Whatever you want to discuss, we are on the end of the line. 01273 087047.

http://www.oasisproject.org.uk/services/swop/  - for webchat

Give us a call!!!






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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #3 on: 13 November 2018, 05:47:20 pm »
Our helpline is now open every Tuesday from 5pm to 7:30pm. We are staffed by female volunteers.

SWOP Sussex is a discreet and confidential and trans-inclusive service for women working in the sex industry. We aim to promote and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers in Sussex.

Contact us for a chat today. We are here to listen and support you about anything that is on your mind.

• Ring us! 01273 087047
• Text us! 07713 023950
• Chat to us! Webchat is in the bottom right of our page -see link below.

Click here for more information http://www.oasisproject.org.uk/services/swop/








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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #4 on: 20 December 2018, 11:33:15 am »
Our helpline will not be open over Christmas and new year, but our services are.

Victoria will be on call throughout and her number is: 07880716001

You can call or text at any time. We will be offering outreach services, or if you want to call for a chat about anything, please do.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #5 on: 16 January 2019, 10:21:13 am »
We are doing outreach today, so drop us a call or text if you need anything.

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #6 on: 19 March 2019, 05:58:03 pm »
Our helpline is now open every Tuesday from 5pm to 7:30pm. We are staffed by female volunteers.

SWOP Sussex is a discreet and confidential and trans-inclusive service for women working in the sex industry. We aim to promote and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers in Sussex.

Contact us for a chat today. We are here to listen and support you about anything that is on your mind.

• Ring us! 01273 087047
• Text us! 07713 023950
• Chat to us! Webchat is in the bottom right of our page -see link below.

Click here for more information http://www.oasisproject.org.uk/services/swop/

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #7 on: 20 August 2019, 01:07:59 pm »
Hello everyone  :)

SWOP are up and running outreach services across Brighton, Hove and East Sussex  ;D

If you need any free condoms, lube, self-test kits or just a natter, let us know and we'll pop over to see you.

Thanks,
Emma at SWOP
07880716001
01273 696970

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #8 on: 22 August 2019, 04:38:35 pm »
Hello everyone  :)

SWOP are up and running outreach services across Brighton, Hove and East Sussex  ;D

If you need any free condoms, lube, self-test kits or just a natter, let us know and we'll pop over to see you.

Thanks,
Emma at SWOP
07880716001
01273 696970

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2019, 11:12:35 am »
Hi all,

This coming Thursday 26th SWOP will be out in Brighton facilitating a peer-led cafe meet up for you to network, hang out and get your hands on free goodies and advice!  ;D

Share a space with like-minded others where you can grab some free condoms and lube, share tips on safety and health, and just have a general natter over a lovely hot beverage. As a peer-led meet up, you'll be able to relax and get what you need from a friendly group of fellow sex workers, and SWOP will be on hand for further support and advice if wanted.

For more information please contact Emma on 07880716001 / 01273696970  :)

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2019, 01:55:18 pm »
Hey, hope everyone's Monday is treating them well! ::)

Here at SWOP we are looking to better the service we have available for the online sex worker community in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex so we've put together a short anonymous survey to find out how we can do so!

Please follow the link below to have your say in how we can make our service more online friendly  :)
https://forms.gle/BVCoHfwLCRo6rY2a7

Any questions, please email Alice at swopsurvey@gmail.com

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #11 on: 12 November 2019, 12:03:32 pm »
Hey all,

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week. Why are we mentioning this on a sex work forum? Well, did you know SWOP offer support and advice around alcohol and substance issues?

As a service we can help direct you to people who can really make a difference, whilst letting you lead the way. So if you feel you could do with a helping hand in looking at any issues you may have with alcohol (or any other substance) feel free to reach out to us.

As it's a Tuesday, we will be available for drop-in's at our Brighton office from 5pm and will be happy to take your calls on 01273 087947, texts on 07713 023950 and web chats at oasisproject.org.uk. Remember, SWOP are here to support you around all things, confidentially and judgement free.

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #12 on: 17 December 2019, 05:15:27 pm »
Hi all,

After a successful first meet up, Condoms and Coffee returns to Brighton this Friday!  8)

This peer-led cafe meet up is a space for you to network, hang out and get your hands on free goodies and advice! The SWOP team will also be at hand for any burning questions or support you may need.

Share a space with like-minded others where you can grab some free condoms and lube, share tips on safety and health, and just have a general natter over a lovely hot beverage. As a peer-led meet up, you'll be able to relax and get what you need from a friendly group of fellow sex workers.

For more information please contact Emma on 07880716001 / 01273696970   :D

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #13 on: 21 January 2020, 05:39:38 pm »
Hey all!

Here at SWOP we've been looking into personal safety alarms and how frequently they are used by sex workers and when they are used, how well they have worked. We'd be interested to hear from you about if you've used a personal alarm in the past or if you'd consider one in the future (especially if it were a discrete alarm).

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has a great section on Personal Alarms under their Personal Safety section - feel free to check it out to get an idea what we mean by personal alarms - https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/personal-safety

Any questions let us know  :)

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Re: Services for sex workers in Brighton and Hove
« Reply #14 on: 21 January 2020, 06:52:59 pm »
What's SWOP?
I have big respect for The Suzy Lamplugh Trust and her family's work for safety.

I used an alarm and decided they're useless for me, the guy put his ear to it and laughed!...and I felt like a right wally. Luckily he was annoying, not dangerous.
 
Personally, if I'm in a dangerous situation I have to be immediately physically aggressive and destroy the threat. There's no time or opportunity to debate pressing this or that gadget.

Personal alarms are a nice idea but I think can give a false sense of security.
There's no guarantee an alarm will scare off a predator or summon help.
They can't replace keeping your wits about you.

The whole gadget-distraction thing is complex I guess....I've read quite a few accounts of providers who knew they were in danger and wasted time texting a friend for options rather than escaping. Dependence on phones as a lifeline can also get in the way of action sometimes I think.

Just my view. I know others will have different strategies.
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Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.