ISVA & IDVA Services: support around sexual & domestic violence

Basis offers an specialist ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) and IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) service for sex workers

If you are experiencing domestic violence/abuse or have in the past, if you have been raped, sexually assaulted or  experienced any form of sexual violence we can support you. Basis have a Specialist  Independent Sexual & Domestic Violence Advisor (ISVA/IDVA) for sex workers, her name is  Taylor. This worker can help you understand you’re rights and options, provide emotional support, practical support with helping you access services appropriate to your needs and can link in with the police – if you choose to report. She will of course still support you if if you don’t choose to report. The ISVA/IDVA is an advocate for you who will support you to access services you needs related to any violence/abuse you have suffered. We recognise women who access our service are a diverse group with different experiences and for those who experience violence this has different impacts and people deal with this in different ways. We are committed to supporting people on the basis of their  individual needs and wishes. That means support varies on a person to person basis, but may include practical advice, such as housing, benefits or sexual health, access to counselling, or support through the criminal justice process, and ongoing safety issues

Contact Taylor by text, What’sApp or calling 07495516926  you can also email: taylor.austinlittle@basisyorkshire.org.uk