Basis Yorkshire welcome today’s interim conclusions from the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the legislation of prostitution in the UK. In particular we welcome their clear and strong statement that soliciting should no longer be a crime as this has an adverse impact, leading to stigmatization and prevents sex workers from working safely and … Continue reading Home Affairs Select Committee recommends decriminalizing soliciting
Some great news! We’ve been awarded a 3 year Children in Need grant to continue our successful specialist one to one work with Young People experiencing or at risk of CSE. This will allow us to keep on our skilled and experienced Young Peopl’es Outreach Worker Carwen Jones, to provide a vital service to girls … Continue reading New Funding for Basis Young People!
LEEDS WOMEN AND GIRLS CONSORTIUM RECEIVE £2,022,528 BIG LOTTERY FUNDING Basis Yorkshire is proud to be part of Women’s Lives Leeds – a partnership that will place women and girls at the heart of the successful investment of Big Lottery funding in Leeds, as part of a national programme of investment bringing together services with … Continue reading Women’s Lives Leeds program being launched!
Kate Brown nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award We’re very proud that our Chair of Trustees Dr Kate Brown, lecturer and researcher at The University of York’s Dep. of Social Policy and Social Work has been nominated for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards. She has been nominated in the category of Community Award … Continue reading Basis Chair nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement
Ever since the news broke that the managed approach pilot was to become permanent, shortly after the murder of Daria Pionko in December 2015, the “managed area” became national news. At the time, as a small organisation supporting sex workers in Leeds in support of the managed approach, we did not have the capacity to … Continue reading A human perspective to the managed approach to Sex Work in Leeds