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One year of ….a compassionate and progressive approach to sex work

Let me start with that title.  I’ve changed the BBCs title (A year in the Red Light Zone).  And changed it for good reason.  An area that has had huge improvements in sex worker safety is misrepresented by that title.  It’s a tabloid headline for a reality TV show that has caused infinite damage and … Continue reading One year of ….a compassionate and progressive approach to sex work »

About Making a Difference – sometimes between life and death

Having attended a wonderful celebration of what health and third sector can achieve together with Leeds Community Foundations Third Sector Health Grants and having presented to the people there on our work at Basis Yorkshire I felt compelled to share a story.  As I spoke at the lectern, I spotted an NHS commissioner, Anthony (not … Continue reading About Making a Difference – sometimes between life and death »

Comic Relief: making a difference with Basis Yorkshire

Its Comic Relief week! I know that so many people will be supporting Comic Relief today and I wanted to  give you an example of the difference your work is making. Comic Relief’s funding allows us to offer specialist support to sexworkers who have experienceed sexual or domestic violence. Sex workers face a particular challenge … Continue reading Comic Relief: making a difference with Basis Yorkshire »