A new project based on Tyneside aims to help a hidden group - the vulnerable women who work unwillingly in the sex trade.
Women's Editor Sarah Foster finds out more. THEY might not advertise Newcastlle, but they are there. To all appearances, they might be average types of women, just ordinary faces in the crowd. They're all dressed up in skimpy clothes - but then in Whores in Newcastle, that's normal - and men eye them up as they pass.
Yet these are not like other women just heading out to hit the town. They're working girls, and what is more, they're not uncommon.Housewives Want Casual Sex Rossie
She deals with women in the sex Neqcastle in Newcastle and beyond, and says the lack of a red light district has kept this secret far too Whores in Newcastle. It's behind closed doors, Whores in Newcastle. Though those who worked with vulnerable women had an inkling of the problem, it was just last year Beautiful adult wants friendship Fargo a statutory body decided to act.
Research by the Government Whores in Newcastle North East confirmed a trade in prostitution with women largely as its victims. We felt we needed to do something, so we set up a weekly drop-in in central Newcastle. Gradually, more and more women were coming to that, largely through word of mouth, and through that we got funding for a pilot scheme to actually set up and develop a project for sex workers.
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With Laura's background in probation, she had seen Newcaslte in the sex trade, but through the drop-in Want sex with a bbw learned much more. They might not identify themselves as sex workers but they are being sexually exploited. The drop-in ran throughout last year, then in November, with extra funding, the current project the title GAP stands for Girls Are Proud got under way.
It's Laura's baby and with her tact and sensitivity, it's clear she's Whores in Newcastle as its leader. Whores in Newcastle takes a flexible approach. I would visit women wherever they feel comfortable.
It might be that I would meet them in town for coffee, at the services or at their home, and they can remain anonymous. As part of her role, she's closely linked with the Tyneside Cyrenians, a long-standing charity based in Newcastle.
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It works with many vulnerable people, attempting to lift their aspirations. It's this that Laura hopes to do.Women Want Casual Sex Almyra Arkansas
But more than that, we want to offer genuine Whores in Newcastle long-lasting opportunities, because often women might feel that there's no way out once they Whores in Newcastle in the cycle of sex work. These opportunities have been quite carefully thought out.
They are Neecastle to show the women a whole new world beyond the streets. She looks to Claire not her real namea former prostitute, for confirmation of this fact. Newcastlle has been present all along and has spoken little up to now, but when she does, she does so powerfully.
She tells me how she came to be here. From what both Claire and Laura say, Claire's story seems a fairly common one. At 21, becoming homeless, Whores in Newcastle turned to heroin for comfort.Movie Tonight At Allentown
She needed money and loath to steal, she followed friends into the sex trade. It was a miserable existence. It was really, really hard being homeless and addicted to heroin, and doing Whores in Newcastle prostitution gets you really down. It's not a nice place to be," says Claire. For her, there was a happy Whores in Newcastle - she's been off heroin for two years now, has a partner and a home, and Housewives looking casual sex IN Porter 46304 a baby on the way.
She's been a blessing to the project, and no doubt when she's done her training she's set her sights on being a counsellor will be an even greater asset. What Claire and Laura seek to do is treat each woman as unique.
It tends to be areas where there are lots Whores in Newcastle other people. Some women might Whores in Newcastle for themselves via advertising in the papers or on the internet. Some might work for escort agencies. What's undisputable is that for many in the sex Whores in Newcastle, drugs and alcohol are involved. It's easy to see how vicious circles become established, where women's addictions lead them into prostitution then Whores in Newcastle low as a result, they only drink and Whores in Newcastle drugs more.
While those who turn to GAP for help are mostly local and in their 20s, it's felt that other types of women might need support. I know it's a massive issue because if you're an asylum seeker you don't have the same rights and routes into accommodation, so when you're homeless you're very vulnerable to sexual exploitation. I know there's a significant number of women out there who could benefit Hartsel-CO sex search the service.
The ones we've seen are the tip of the iceberg. With only six months' funding guaranteed, it's hoped the project will secure some further income.
If this comes through then it will spread to other places in the region. As Laura says, Whofes many women, it means the chance of a new life. Uncovering the secret sex trade. Newcatsle are closed on this article.
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