On the Street

Hackney

Open Doors provide weekly outreach to women who sell sex on the streets of Hackney.
Team members go out in a marked NHS car between the hours of 10pm and 2am on a Tuesday evening.
We distribute condoms, syringe packs, provide hot drinks and food.  Open Doors offer a limited service at night.  However at The Breakfast Drop-In  (open on Thursday between 10am-2pm) you can benefit from support and case management.

The kinds of services on offer are:

  • Hot shower and clean clothes
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free condoms
  • Ordering new birth certificates
  • Signing up for benefits
  • Supporting women into housing (both supported and temporary accommodation) often possible on the day of drop-in but never more than a few days wait for an appointment
  • Support to access  a methadone script
  • Same day access to screening and treatment for STI’s
  • Support with housing or utility bill problems
  • A specialist worker who can help if you have been raped or sexually assaulted
  • A specialist worker who can help if you are in trouble with the law or need help to navigate the criminal justice system
  • Workers who are knowledgeable and supportive if you are or need to be involved with Social Services.

All of these services are provided at the drop-in but also at the office in which we are based at St Leonards Hospital.  If you would like to learn more about our service for Hackney street sex workers contact Jacqui 07852918404.

 

 

 

Tower Hamlets

The Open Doors Health Advisor supports street based sex workers to access sexual and reproductive health care.   She also provides asymtomatic sexual health testing in community settings.

 

Newham

Open Doors provide weekly outreach to women who sell sex on the streets of Newham.
Team members go out in a marked NHS car between the hours of 9pm and 12 midnight on Monday and Thursday. We distribute condoms, syringe packs, provide hot drinks and food.  Open Doors offer a limited service at night.  However at The Breakfast Club  (open on Tuesdays between 10am-12.30pm) you can benefit from support and case management, no appointment necessary, call or text and we can call you back.

The kinds of services on offer are:

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  • Free condoms
  • Ordering new birth certificates or ID
  • Benefits
  • Support to access accommodation.
  • Same day access to screening and treatment for STI’s
  • Support with debt and  housing issues
  • Specialist support if you have been raped or sexually assaulted
  • Support with any criminal justice issues
  • Support with Social Services


Our office space is:
One Stop Shop, 2 Central Park Road, E6 3DY.  Tel 0203 3849 413 Ext 241.
If you would like to learn more about our service contact Fatima on 07971 795203

Please also see Policing and street based sex work.