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Support in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton & Walsall)
« on: 07 November 2022, 02:02:59 pm »
Hi, I'm Laura and the net reach worker for Changing Lives IRIS project based in the West Midlands.

 We provide programmes and support services to help sex workers, women at risk of being sexually exploited and women involved in ‘survival sex’.

We work one-to-one with women, tailoring our support package to their individual needs. We help women improve their health and wellbeing, personal safety and confidence in reporting crimes that occur while they are working.

Our support is non-judgemental. We help women identify the choices they have and can help them to find routes out of sex work if they want to, but also support women to stay safe if they continue to sell sex.

We develop multi-agency support and pathways into a wide variety of services to support individuals.

We offer support with things such as;

Referrals to other agencies for addiction, housing etc
Mental health & trauma support
Personal safety advice
Online harm & tech abuse advice & support
Sexual health

and much more.

We have 2 fully trained SWISVA's (sex worker independent sexual violence advisor's) and a trauma specialist.

We have two outreach sessions each week in the local areas in addition to our 1 to 1 support and our net reach online support.

If you would like to hear more about the services we provide, or would like some support & advice, then drop me a message.

Visit our website > for more info.

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Re: Support in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton & Walsall)
« Reply #1 on: 28 November 2022, 12:55:48 pm »
Update on our services

Our team has just welcomed a new Volunteer coordinator, so we will soon be looking for women based in Walsall or Wolverhampton who have past experience of sex work, sexual exploitation or survival sex who would like to get involved in our project by working alongside us as a volunteer. Working alongside our volunteer coordinator to support women in our community who may be facing difficulties and who want support to either be able to continue with sex work safely, or who may wish to find ways to move on from sex work and who need support in doing so. More information to follow later this year/early 2023. DM if you would like to show an interest.