Category Archives: General News

Award-winning documentary film Resilience

Basis and Slung Low will be hosting an evening at Slung Low (Leeds) to show the award winning documentary film, Resilience on Thu. 7th Sept 2017 (6:30 – 8:30)   Resilience explores the effect of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, for instance due to abuse and neglect – something many of our service users across all the … Continue reading Award-winning documentary film Resilience »

Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award

We’re very excited to announce that Basis Yorkshire have won the prestigious GSK Impact Award, for the support it provides to women sex workers and young people being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited. This national award is run with The King’s Fund that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their … Continue reading Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award »

Joint Statement expressing serious concerns about police and UK Border Agency actions targeting migrant sex workers

We are writing to express our serious concerns about a number of joint UK Border Agency and police operations targeting migrant sex workers which took place during the week commencing 17th October, the week during which Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October 2016, is marked. On Thursday 20th October in Soho and Chinatown, London, six premises were … Continue reading Joint Statement expressing serious concerns about police and UK Border Agency actions targeting migrant sex workers »

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRATION OPERATION IN LEEDS 21.10.2016

Basis Yorkshire works in partnership with Safer Leeds (West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council) under the managed approach to street sex work. Since working under a managed approach, the relationship with the police has been substantially improved – ensuring overall improved outcomes for the women, the business and the residents of Leeds. Amongst other … Continue reading STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRATION OPERATION IN LEEDS 21.10.2016 »

STATEMENT BASIS YORKSHIRE IN RESPONSE TO SAFER LEEDS REVIEW OF MANAGED APPROACH 29TH JULY 2016

The decision by Safer Leeds to sustain its support to the Managed Approach to Sex Work in Leeds is welcomed by Basis Yorkshire. As a key partner in its development, we have been supportive of this approach from the start, based on the evidence from Leeds, as well as information on best practice from elsewhere in the … Continue reading STATEMENT BASIS YORKSHIRE IN RESPONSE TO SAFER LEEDS REVIEW OF MANAGED APPROACH 29TH JULY 2016 »