One25

About One25

One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

Pathways Covered

Healthy Relationships, Sex Work and Females

Overview

One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

We provide a number of support options from information, a listening ear, warmth, food, health screens and intensive caseworking dependant on the needs and wishes of the individual.

What we do

Outreach

Our van is white with a yellow roof, and goes out 5 nights per week and provides:

  • nutritious food
  • hot drinks
  • a chance to talk and get advice in a safe space
  • access to a mobile phone to contact emergency hostels
  • information on 'ugly mugs' (perpetrators of street violence)
  •  warm clothes
  • personal alarms
  • first aid
  • condoms and more

Anyone street sex working and presenting as a woman can access the van.  

Once a week experienced staff and volunteers go out on foot to speak individually with the women, especially the younger women who are sometimes more reluctant to open up on the van in front of others.

Drop In

Women can speak to a caseworker without appointment and gain expert advice and help from visiting professionals including doctors, addiction workers, etc.

We are open 4 afternoons per week and provide a women-only space where they can eat
a hot lunch, learn a skill, take part in therapeutic sessions or chat to staff or visitors.

Others, who have nowhere safe to live can do:

  • laundry
  • pick up clothes from the second hand rail
  • use the shower facilities


Women can sign up with the drop-in caseworker, Tasha, to take part in:

  • the cook mentor scheme
  • learning nutrition
  • catering and food hygiene skills while cooking for the afternoon
    session.


Others can gain support from our life skills worker, Helen, by taking part in creative activities, such as:

  • cushion-making or nail art
  • learning a life skill such as budgeting or IT 
  • accessing college or community courses


The homely, relaxed atmosphere gives opportunities for the women to start making positive steps forward in their lives.


Casework

We offer one-to-one casework, supporting each woman in taking steps to improve her  quality of life and acting as personal advocate when necessary.


Often their lives have been filled with exploitation and coercion and it's important to see them taking responsibility and making changes for themselves.


Our caseworkers help the women establish themselves in the basic aspects of life such as accommodation, health, benefits, family support, education and so on.


Referrals for casework support can come from anywhere: outreach, drop-in, other
organisations and of course self-referrals.

Where we do it

Outreach

Monday - Thursday: 9:00pm – 12:00am, Friday: 9:00pm – 3:30am

Drop-in

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1pm - 4pm.
Cook mentor scheme runs before each drop-in session: 10am-midday
Life skills programme runs within drop-in. One-to-one support or structured groups run on weekday mornings by appointment: contact Helen@one25.org.uk or 0117 9098836

Caseworkers

Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm





How to access

Do discuss the support on offer or to make a referral for support please use the contact details below:

The Grosvenor Centre,
138a Grosvenor Road,
St. Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8YA
Tel: 0117 909 8832
Fax: 0117 941 2382
Email: office@one25.org.uk

Alternatively, use the drop in or outreach sessions to access the services available.

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