Useful services

The Directory of Services was created in 2009 as part of a one year initiative to increase partnership working among agencies working with sex workers in the City of Edinburgh. It was published, along with a recommendations paper for commissioning future services, and was largely ignored.

We felt that the Directory had too much potential to be allowed to wither away. Our goal is to create a Directory that will be updated by the services themselves, and will cover the whole of Scotland.

If you are a female, male or transgender sex worker you can also sign up to the National Ugly Mugs (NUM) Pilot Scheme for FREE and receive warnings about dangerous individuals who are a threat to you. If you are a victim of a crime you can report this to NUM and they will use the information to warn other sex workers.  Find out about joining the National Ugly Mugs Scheme on their website here.

If you are aware of services that are either specific to sex workers or provide services to sex workers in a respectful and tolerant way, please voice [at] scot-pep [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Services%20suggestion) (let us know).

NEON (Needle Exchange Outreach Network) - Harm Reduction Team

To reduce the incidence of Hep C transmission across the Lothian region by developing and delivering outreach needle exchange clinics targeting chaotic intravenous drug users, especially the ‘hidden sectors’ or people not currently in contact with services, which includes street based sex workers, steroid users and the homeless communities. read more »

Salvation Army

Christian charity providing a wide range of social and care services, including outreach to street-based sex workers. read more »

SCOT-PEP (Scottish Prostitutes Education Project)

Campaigning and advocacy organisation, working with and for sex workers; promoting health and dignity, and fighting for social justice and inclusion. Street and indoor based sex workers, and others directly involved in the sex industry. read more »

Streetwork Women’s Service

The Women’s Service target and support some of the most vulnerable women in Edinburgh. We work with them empowering them to make positive life choices. Working at the women’s pace we look at providing holistic support packages addressing issues such as homelessness, addictions, domestic violence and involvement in prostitution. read more »

Turning Point Scotland (TPS) Leith

Provide support to drug and alcohol users over 16 in NE Edinburgh Work in partnership with NHS to provide locality (substitute prescribing) to drug users in NE Edinburgh read more »

Willow Project

Women involved in street prostitution or women at risk of involvement in street prostitution read more »

Women’s Clinic

To provide confidential, non-judgmental sexual health services for women with substance misuse problems and/or those who are sex workers. read more »

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