Date: 01 Jan 1988
Outline of Project:
Streetreach provide support to women of any age who involved in, or at risk of involvement, in sex working. The project operates a number of strands:
Streetreach operate 2 evening outreach sessions per week.
Building based service at the Streetreach Centre
This service is open from Monday to Friday during office opening hours with additional open evening held once a week which is attended by a general practitioner in order to attend to the health needs of the Streetreach clients.
The Streetreach centre is the hub of the service and once clients are inside, they can access a range of both services and appropriate signposting. Clients will be supported to work on personal and social skills as well as to develop new skills. Other activities inside the Streetreach centre include:
A social inclusion drug treatment programme
Hepatitis A & B vaccination and Hepatitis C screening
Access to IT and the internet
Access to Education, Training and Employment
Access to diversionary activities (including gym, swimming and family trips)
Access to showers, washing and drying facilities
Distance Learning Package working with young people who are at risk of sexploitation and school exclusion.
Fast Track Social Inclusion Drug Treatment Programme:
By offering a drug treatment programme within the Streetreach centre, clients are afforded a choice around whether they need to engage in street prostitution if there primary motivation is in needing to fund a drug habit.
Young People's Project Under 19s
This project aims to identify children and young people who are being sexually exploited, but may not recognise their vulnerability due to their non -acceptance of their relationships being based upon coercion and/ or manipulation. Services offered to this group include: leisure activities, residential trips, a drop in service and distance learning package. Streetreach also work within schools, delivering sessions under the PSHE curriculum.
Aims and Objectives:
The Streetreach Project delivers a holistic approach to sexual health and aims to work with young people and adults in, or at risk from prostitution and social exploitation in order to encourage and support them towards a more positive lifestyle away from prostitution.
The Streetreach approach also aims to work with the local community. The project looks to articulate local residents concerns around street-based sex working and discuss these within the Streetreach Centre with clients responsible for the behaviour.
The explicit objective of the Streetreach project is to reduce the number of women involved in or at risk of engaging in sex working on the streets of Doncaster.
In supporting their move out of and away from prostitution, Streetreach aims to provide a range of building based interventions as well as
an assertive outreach service.
The Assertive outreach service serves two functions by providing a street based point of contact for sex workers and secondly, as
a means through which information can be shared around the Ugly Mugs
Streetreach completes all monitoring and evaluation processes as required by their statutory and voluntary sector funding sources. The project received an ‘Excellent’ rating by Ofsted in 2002-2003.
Internal monitoring procedures include a Management Information (MI) system to record activities for all Streetreach clients.
The overall outcomes for the Streetreach service are:
• An increase in the number of clients contacted by the outreach service.
• An increase in the number of outreach and non outreach clients accessing the Streetreach day centre.
• An increase in the number of Streetreach clients who have successfully moved away from street based lifestyles/ sex working.
Date Added: 16 Jun 2010