POW runs a comprehensive drop-in service for anybody who is a current or past sex worker, including anybody who has been affected by sex work. Drop-in services include:
- 1-2-1 support sessions
- Free harm minimisation supplies (condoms, lubricant, foil, personal alarms etc)
- Advice on staying safe while working
- National Ugly Mug information
- Benefits, welfare and debt advice
- Housing support and advice
- Clothes bank
- Showering and laundry services
- Access to a confidential space to discuss emotional wellbeing with one of our workers
- Needle exchange
- Advice on progression, education and training
- Specialist clinics (sexual health, drugs, physiotherapy etc.) For more information please click here
- Referral for counselling services
- Contraception advice
- Holistic craft sessions
- Hot meals and refreshments
- Shower facilities
- Laundry facilities
Our Drop in hours are:
Monday 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 1pm 3pm
Click here for more information about the Specialist Clinics available at POW during drop in sessions.
In addition, we offer pre-booked appointments to complete case work and paperwork. Our appointment clinic is open Tuesdays 1pm-3pm.
POW runs outreach sessions 3 times per week, Monday and Wednesday 7-9pm, and Friday 7-11pm. From our specially equipped van we engage with on-street workers, as well as to do selective home visits for sex workers would who like to see us.
We provide food, harm minimisation supplies, support with incident reporting, general advice and signposting. We also hand out essential items such as warm clothing, umbrellas, and hot and cold drinks.
During outreach sessions we can speak to workers about the latest information on any risky or dodgy punters, and we can also take reports of any violent incidents for the National Ugly Mug scheme. Often we will signpost workers to our drop-in, and other services, as a result of seeing them on outreach sessions.
We are often support by other professionals, such as the Street Outreach Team and the Homeless Health Team.
Support With Reporting
POW are proud to a member of the National Ugly Mugs organisation.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a pioneering, national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police. These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public as a whole. Their mission is to end violence against sex workers.
To this end we can support any sex worker to make an anonymous report to the Ugly Mugs service or give guidance on how to sign up and report on an individual basis. POW shares Ugly Mug reports with clients to try and help keep them informed and to make safe choices.
To make an individual report please click here, alternatively you are always welcome to contact any of our team at POW to report on your behalf or guide you through this process.
For more information about reporting options you can access our Police Liaison service.