- How old am I:
- I'm 42 years old
The Universal Credit benefits system is forcing some women to turn to sex work, charities say. The BBC has spoken to five charities and organisations in England who say there are increasing s of women on the credit UC in this position. I just didn't think it was in me as a person. I've never been in that situation in my life. I've really struggled.
According to Karen, some of the women they see when out at night have also started attending TWW to access support in other areas of their life. Assistant Chief Constable Julie Cooke of Merseyside Police said of the project, "Protecting vulnerable people is a key priority of the force, and any partner agencies able to help us achieve that are an extremely valuable resource.
These services range from free contraception and posting to local organisations, to hot drinks and someone to talk to. Jump to. TWW offers a monthly timetable of courses, drop-ins and events to empower women to address any issues they may have, with a view to leading happier and healthier lifestyles.
SinceTWW has provided a women-only safe environment with the aim of supporting women to make positive lifestyle choices and changes.
ASH aims to increase awareness of the support that is out there for anybody in a vulnerable situation, whilst also supporting the wider community. To access support in Wirral, visit www. ASH offer their services two evenings a week, all year round.
ASH Wirral's pink outreach van. Individuals, groups and organisations may take the opportunity to raise awareness of their support services for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. It is crucial that these vulnerable people are protected by the law and are not further victimised or exploited because of their status as a sex worker.
Last year, the project even received a commendation at the Howard League for Penal Reform National Awards, for its close working relationship with the police. The women we work with have told us that our bright pink van lets would-be harassers know that somebody cares for these women, someone is watching out for them.
The repurposed funds, diverted from organised crime, are now being used to provide emotional and practical support to vulnerable sex workers in Wirral.
Since starting up inASH have spoken with many residents about their work and posted people to the correct authorities if they have issues in their local area.