Michelle Stoops

Associate Trainer

My role

I’m the service lead for the Red Umbrella @Changing Lives in Merseyside. The service works with anyone in the Sex/Adult industries who has been a victim of a crime because of their work. I manage a small team of staff and volunteers including a SWISVA (Sex Work ISVA) and a Migrancy worker. We are passionate advocates for our clients and work hard to ensure justice for them. I also am a trainer and love this part of my work.

My background

For 20 years I have worked with victims/survivors of domestic abuse, sexual harm and sex workers. I was the first Sex Work ISVA in the UK, worked on the scoping research for National Ugly Mugs, have been involved with policy and practice at senior levels, managed a SARC for many years, until joining Changing Lives in 2018. I have published in several journals and books.

A little bit personal about me

I love to travel, especially if there is an opportunity to Scuba Dive! I like reading a wide range of things but my weekly indulgence is the National Inquirer! Mostly, I love being with my family and god daughter making memories.