Basis Housing First Pilot shows positive outcomes in evaluation by University of Leeds

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 in evaluation by University of Leeds »

RESPONSE TO DAILY MAIL ARTICLE 16.12.17

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 »

Award-winning documentary film Resilience

Basis and Slung Low will be hosting an evening at Slung Low (Leeds) to show the award winning documentary film, Resilience on Thu. 7th Sept 2017 (6:30 – 8:30)   Resilience explores the effect of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, for instance due to abuse and neglect – something many of our service users across all the … Continue reading Award-winning documentary film Resilience »

Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award

We’re very excited to announce that Basis Yorkshire have won the prestigious GSK Impact Award, for the support it provides to women sex workers and young people being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited. This national award is run with The King’s Fund that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their … Continue reading Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award »

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRATION OPERATION IN LEEDS 21.10.2016

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 »