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General Category => Sex Work Projects => Topic started by: umbrellalane on 27 April 2016, 06:37:44 pm

Title: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 27 April 2016, 06:37:44 pm
Glasgow based sex workers have started a community project that delivers peer-to-peer support and advice to those currently or recently involved in selling sexual services - of any kind

check us out at www.umbrellalane.org
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 07 September 2016, 11:38:12 am
Hey everyone,

Umbrella Lane has a new website, http://www.umbrellalane.co.uk

Check us out here or on Facebook www.facebook.com/umbrellalane

More info about us and the services we offer are on the website <3

Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 26 September 2016, 06:46:28 pm
If anyone fancies quick chat to find out more about what we offer sex workers, support, advice, health services, referrals that we know are non-judgemental and safe, and just a general supportive conversation you can call the volunteer coordinator who can either meet you or put you in touch with another worker who may have more experience in the area you wish to access support

Our number is 07583067759 please do not call from withheld number

Our new premises will be open soon just off St Enoch Centre

Keep Safe and Happy Lovelies,

Umbrella Lane

www.umbrellalane.co.uk

Glasgow Sex Worker Support Project

Title: Umbrella Lane Gathering Tonight, Seeking volunteers
Post by: umbrellalane on 18 October 2016, 12:07:07 pm
Hello friends of Umbrella Lane,
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new space for Umbrella Lane in Glasgow city centre, 5 mn from Central Station.
We are inviting you to attend our first volunteers and users meeting on Tuesday the 18th between 6 and 8 pm.
Umbrella Lane needs you.
We are not currently funded but this will not stop us from creating a welcoming and supportive peer-led service in Glasgow for all sex workers.
At the meeting, will discuss the different activities planned for Umbrella Lane such as outreach for street-based sex workers, social and support events for indoor workers, drop ins at our new space, referrals to other supportive services and other projects! Please come join us: any skills, talents, time and energy welcome!!
If you would like to attend, please confirm by contacting us:
umbrellalane@outlook.com
07583067759
Our website: http://www.umbrellalane.co.uk
Best,
Umbrella Lane's team
Title: Umbrella Lane clinic, Glasgow, Thursday 24th November
Post by: Lucie268 on 23 November 2016, 05:51:27 pm
Umbrella Lane will have its first sex workers' clinic at THT this Thursday 24th of November, between 4pm and 8pm.

The address is Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, Third Floor, Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall Street, GLASGOW, G2 3EH.

Come along for free STI/HIV screening and free condoms and lube, plus tea and biscuits/chat/general advice.

Umbrella Lane is peer-run! So everyone volunteering are sex workers too  ;D

See you there x
Title: Sex worker only clinic day for sexual health check up in GLASGOW
Post by: umbrellalane on 22 February 2017, 08:46:34 pm
Hello everyone,

Umbrella lane, a peer-led, community project that aims to create a positive space for all sex workers in Scotland, is working in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland to provide a monthly dedicated, rights-based, free and confidential sexual health screening clinic for sex workers in Scotland, based in Glasgow monthly every last Thursday of the month. Volunteers from UmbrellaLane will also be there offering any peer support, advice and referrals 🌂 and check out our poster and please let any worker who might be interested know.

'Come join us on the 23rd of February as we work in partnership with THT to provide the new completely confidential, free HIV and other STI screening clinic for sex workers. The THT space is beautiful - and central in Glasgow and Umbrella Lane volunteers will be there if you'd like to chat with peers or find out more about Umbrella Lane .

Email or call for more details: umbrellalane@outlook.com, 07583067759

FB: https://www.facebook.com/umbrellalane/
web: http://www.umbrellalane.co.uk
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 29 March 2017, 11:58:43 am
It's that time of the month again!

Umbrella lane, a peer-led, community project that aims to create a positive space for all sex workers in Scotland, is working in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland to provide a monthly dedicated, rights-based, free and confidential sexual health screening clinic for sex workers in Scotland, based in Glasgow monthly every last Thursday of the month. Volunteers from UmbrellaLane will also be there offering any peer support, advice and referrals 🌂 and check out our poster and please let any worker who might be interested know.

Time for our clinic and sex worker drop-in at the Terrence Higgins Trust, Glasgow Thursday 30th March 4-8pm at their offices.
Drop in anytime or if you'd like more information email umbrellalane@outlook.com or call THT on 0141 206 2006

Email or call for more details: umbrellalane@outlook.com, 07583067759

FB: https://www.facebook.com/umbrellalane/
web: http://www.umbrellalane.co.uk
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: Rosie13 on 30 March 2017, 12:58:00 am
Hello,

Are you still available at the same address in sauchiehall street? I'd be really interested in popping along xx
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: Rosie13 on 30 March 2017, 12:59:47 am
Oh hold on, just realised your last post said February, sorry. Xx
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 30 March 2017, 11:57:43 am
Hi!

Apologies, we have the wrong date on (will edit now) - the clinic will be on today between 4pm - 8pm at the above address on Sauchiehall Street  :)
Title: Drop in, clinic and peer support with Umbrella Lane andTHT, Thursday 27, Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 26 April 2017, 10:44:45 pm
Sexual health clinic tomorrow (27 April- Thursday) 4-8pm at Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, Glasgow. Hope to see as great a turn out as last month ☂️ Umbrella Lane volunteers will be there as usual if you fancy a chat about anything work related or just to hear more about the project. Also plenty of safe sex supplies available to take away.

Read more about Umbrella Lane, Glasgow's first service and project led by sex workers themselves : http://www.umbrellalane.co.uk

About the drop-in:
Sexual Health Testing Clinic
Umbrella Lane works in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland (THT), to provide a specialist sexual health testing service for people in the sex industry of all genders. The clinic runs every last Thursday of the month (4-8pm) at the THT Offices on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Sex workers can drop in to get tested by THT volunteers, who have undergone training with Umbrella Lane on how to provide a non-stigmatising, non-judgemental testing service to sex workers. The clinic runs alongside a welfare rights clinic (which you can also access) on the same night, and some other activities going on in the THT centre. This means that sex workers do not need to disclose their involvement in sex work if you do not wish and it wouldn't be assumed that was the clinic you are there to attend. Testing at the clinic is free and confidential, and you do not need to give your real name.

One or two Umbrella Lane volunteers will also be around at THT on these nights in case you would like to speak with a peer, or hear more about the services and community we offer.



Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 27 June 2017, 12:46:10 am
Sexual health clinic this coming Thursday (29th June) at Terrence Higgins Trust on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 4pm - 8pm! Volunteers at hand, so you can drop in for a chat about anything. STI screenings available, plus free condoms, tea, coffee and biscuits.

See you there x
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: ladyofthemansion on 27 June 2017, 07:54:34 am
I would recommend anybody in Glasgow to go. Getting an appointment at Sandyford is a nightmare.
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 26 July 2017, 06:38:35 pm
Sex worker only clinic is back again tomorrow at Terrence Higgins Trust in central Glasgow! Pop along for STI testing, free condoms and of course to chat about anything sex work related that you might need advice with.

See you there x
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: ladyofthemansion on 26 July 2017, 06:52:50 pm
Will it be there in the next two weeks?
Title: Re: Sex worker support in Glasgow
Post by: umbrellalane on 29 August 2017, 06:36:18 pm
Will it be there in the next two weeks?

It's run on the last Thursday of every month  :) so this Thursday (31st August).
Title: Umbrella Lane Update
Post by: umbrellalane on 08 April 2020, 01:44:43 pm
Hi all!

It's been a while since our last post, and many things have changed for us since 2016! Some of you may know who we are already, some of you may not.

For those who don't know, Umbrella Lane is a Glasgow-based lived-experience led charity who aims to provide a safe space for sex workers to come together as a community and be connected. All of our volunteers are current or former sex workers, and we are in no way associated with any government organisations.

We currently offer a number of services such as workshops and classes, drop-in services, safer sex supplies, and since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have started a hardship fund for sex workers who are struggling financially (please see our website for details on how to apply www.umbrellalane.org) .

We are posting today as we are launching a community-wide needs assessment. With this needs assessment, we are reaching out to sex workers to find out about their needs and priorities, and using this information to inform our service offerings.
We will also be using these responses to build a training package for other services such as healthcare services, services for drug users, or services related to mental health support to name a few. We will work with these services to develop the language they use and the policies they have in place regarding interactions with people who do sex work, ensuring all services, both ours and others, are accessible and acceptable to our community.

The survey is linked here, and we would greatly appreciate your input. If you would like to know more about us, our social media is linked below as well. Any questions, comments or concerns may be sent to hello@umbrellalane.org or you can DM us on this site.

Thank you for your time!

https://hello580554.typeform.com/to/hNNe4w


https://www.umbrellalane.org/
https://twitter.com/AnastaciaRyan (our main Twitter is currently locked but we are using this account for now)
https://www.facebook.com/umbrellalane/
https://www.instagram.com/umbrellalane/
hello@umbrellalane.org