Basis Yorkshire Statement St George’s Crypt fundraising video Basis Yorkshire are a specialist charity supporting sex workers in Leeds for nearly 30 years with a workforce with lived experience. We were surprised and disappointed to see the latest fundraising film by St. George’s Crypt, a leading homeless charity in Leeds. We have been in communication … Continue reading St. George’s Crypt video
About Housing First Housing First (HF) is a scheme which originated in the US and aims to provide unconditional access to housing and support for those people whose needs are not being met by existing housing or homelessness services. Housing First is based on the principle that stable and suitable housing should be provided without … Continue reading Housing First – continues with TLA
We’re pleased to present today the final evaluation of the Leeds pilot scheme of “Housing First”, offering secure homes for a number of sex workers with extremely complex needs. Thought to be the first of its kind in the country, the project has been evaluated by a researcher from the University of Leeds, Emma Bimpson, … Continue reading Basis Housing First Pilot shows positive outcomes for women’s health and wellbeing in evaluation by University of Leeds
Fifteen years ago, most people didn’t realise the extent of child sexual abuse and exploitation, didn’t understand it could happen to anyone or anywhere and weren’t able to recognise the signs. Specialist support through charities or local authorities or the police was largely non-existent. There wasn’t even a specific crime that referred to grooming – although rape and sexual assault were definitely crimes however convictions were still very low. Consent was misunderstood by the victims and those supporting the victims and those in authority. Prejudices about what a victim “should” look or sound like during police statements or in court were also common.
HOLDING STATEMENT We at Basis are deeply saddened by the article featured in the Daily Mail today (16th December 2017), which is littered with factual errors and distortions of the truth http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185231/Rape-cases-soar-Britains-red-light-district.html . The journalist claims that ‘rape and sex assaults have soared’ in the area where women are selling sex ‘on street’ in Leeds, … Continue reading RESPONSE TO DAILY MAIL ARTICLE 16.12.17