“The majority of women that we meet out on outreach do not become involved in sex work through conscious choice. Many are groomed, pressurised and coerced by pimps and others are drawn in through the desperate need to support their own or their partner or pimp’s drug habit.”
Streetlink Outreach Worker
Our clients’ needs have led Spires Streetlink to develop a holistic, consistent outreach service. The service is delivered from a specially adapted outreach van which operates across South London. It is run by our all-female staff and volunteer team.
Our outreach team operates on the following days:
• Monday – 5am-8am and 9.30pm-1.30am
• Thursday – 9.30pm-1.30am
• Friday – 9.30pm-1.30am
Watch a short video about the work that Spires Streetlink does
The women we meet on outreach often have many complex problems. These can include:
We aim to engage with sex workers around their issues. Our team offers signposting and referral to a wide range of partner agencies, including drug and alcohol treatment, specialist counselling, and rape crisis centres
We also distribute condoms, STI kits and information packs.
|5am to 8am