What we do

A former escort told us:

…..If something like StreetlighUK had been available when I was involved in prostitution, it would of made all the difference…..

OUTREACH TEAMS:

Our front line outreach teams operate across Sussex and Surrey and with the development of a brand new team in London, our reach and impact, including the number of referrals, joint police operations and client contacts has significantly increased.

We place women’s dignity and choices at the center of our work and we work hard to maximize client access to services through online platforms, joint police operations and self-referrals. Much of our work is done in partnership with local agencies, enabling us together to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.  Together with our partners, we  work  hard to reduce the risk and impact of violence against women and girls and the associated harms of prostitution.

The development and strengthening of partnerships, has embedded our service into the community and local services.

CRAWLEY/GATWICK

Our Crawley Outreach Team provides an on call service and helpline for Crawley, Gatwick, Surrey Police and other local partners, offering specialist support for women who live in the town and are involved in prostitution. As of June 2017, Crawley has 11 Escort agencies (with between 10-50 women in each) as well as 21 Brothels and 18 Massage Parlours being advertised in Crawley, along with dozens of individual adverts within the area selling sex. Gatwick – which is a major gateway into the UK and a target for traffickers, has over 30 hotels in its ‘Hotel Watch’ scheme, specifically addressing the sex trade and its related issues, such as trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Crawley Team Leader – Shereen

LONDON

Our London outreach team, newly formed in 2018, is already building strong local agency partnerships. The team is currently doing a thorough mapping exercise, to see where best they can deliver our service to those involved in prostitution, both on and off street across London.

A former escort told us:

…..If something like StreetlighUK had been available when I was working in the industry, it would of made all the difference…..

We have given out over 5,000 mint boxes and ad bands raising awareness

HORSHAM

Our Horsham Outreach Team provides an on call service and helpline for Horsham Police and other local partners, offering specialist support for women who live in the town and are involved in prostitution. As of June 2017, Horsham has 6 Escort agencies (with between 10-50 women in each) as well as 2 Brothels being advertised in the Town, along with a dozen or more individual adverts within the area selling sex. Our Horsham team are regularly in the Town Centre, speaking to Pub and Club staff, Taxi drivers, local Hotels etc. Building relationships of trust to help protect vulnerable young women out late at night.

Horsham Team Leader – Audrey