Over the past few months there has been increased focus by the media on the managed approach to sex work in Leeds, triggered by the approval of the managed approach by Leeds City Council in October 2016 and the murder of Daria Pionko in December later that year. For our organisation and the women we … Continue reading Basis Sex Work Project and the media
We wrote a letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post following the reporting on the Daria Pionko trail. It didn’t get published but we want to share it with you as we need it to be heard at this crucial time when the managed approach is under review. Despite all the positivity around the Home Affairs … Continue reading We will continue to fight to promote safety and well-being of sex workers in Leeds
We have just said goodbye to one of our amazing student volunteers Amy Pollard, a Sociology student from the University of Leeds who joined the Basis team over a year ago. She originally became involved in Basis through a voluntary internship, mainly supporting Basis Training and Education through a variety of tasks. After completing her … Continue reading Volunteer Case Study: Amy Pollard
Another story from one of our volunteers, who, since ending her placement in July 2015 has stayed on as volunteer! We hope by reading this you too will be inspired to become a volunteer! I have been involved with Basis Yorkshire since July 2014, first as a placement year student, and now as a outreach … Continue reading Volunteers Week 2016 – Part 3!
Our second Volunteers Week blog come from Sarah Finnigan, who is a student volunteer on a year’s placement with us who has made an amazing contribution to the work we do and the people we support. While not a typical volunteer role –it really captures a lot of different aspects a volunteer can become involved … Continue reading Volunteers Week 2016 – From our Volunteers Part 2