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
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
Basis are delighted to announce that we are moving offices. As of August 10th we will be based in 94, North Street, Leeds LS2 7PN. We aim to let as many people know directly but we hope you will help us by sharing this news widely particularly with any service users (let us know if … Continue reading Basis are moving offices!
While we feel the right verdict was reached, our thoughts are foremost with the family and friends of Daria and sadly, as one of the women said to us on hearing the verdict: “it still won’t bring her back“. We’d like to praise the bravery of the women that came forward as witnesses. For some … Continue reading Statement re. guilty verdict of Daria Pionko Trial
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