ABOUT US

 

OUR MISSION   TO END THE VIOLENCE

Streetlight UK is a frontline specialist support service, specifically focused on providing women with tangible and material pathways out of a lifestyle of prostitution and violence and have developed its specialism and understanding of women involved in prostitution across London, Surrey and Sussex since 2012. 

 

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN PROSTITUTION?   

THERE IS HOPE

THERE IS SUPPORT

 

 

 

OUR MISSION … TO END THE VIOLENCE.

Streetlight UK is a frontline specialist support service, specifically focused on providing women with tangible and material pathways out of a lifestyle of prostitution and violence and have developed its specialism and understanding of women involved in prostitution across London, Surrey and Sussex since 2012.

 

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN PROSTITUTION?   

THERE IS HOPE

THERE IS SUPPORT

“PROSTITUTION IS OFTEN CALLED THE OLDEST “PROFESSION” – BUT IT IS NOT A CAREER CHOICE… 

 

…NO LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF GROWING UP TO DO THIS”

HELENA CROFT – DIRECTOR STREETLIGHT UK

OUR AIMS

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To build relationships with women involved in prostitution and to provide effective harm reduction and crucially-exit support advice

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Recognize and value the uniqueness of each individual, their family and circumstances.

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To seek womens emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and economic well-being.

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Respect personal choices, leading to an individual approach to all support given.

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To befriend and establish long term relationships with those involved in prostitution

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To empower women to exit prostitution where they wish to do so and to support them in sustaining a new life.

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To identify other service providers.

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To provide a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory accessible service to support those exploited prostitution

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To raise awareness among the wider community of the dangers and harms of prostitution, particularly for young people in being groomed and sexually exploited.

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To promote social inclusion, breaking the cycle of crisis and reducing loneliness.

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To promote an understanding of the issues surrounding sexual exploitation within the wider community.

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Create a safe environment within relationships in order to bring respect, value and dignity for the individual.

To offer a holistic wrap around support that goes beyond crisis intervention and harm reduction to empower women to:

Regain physical and emotional stability.

Regain physical and emotional stability.

Receive support and address root causes in a safe environment.

Reconnect with self, family and society.

To develop effective collaboration and strategic partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies.

StreetlightUK always seeks to pursue excellence in service delivery across our partnership.

To enable women to access and engage with existing services through advocacy and support.

OUR VALUES 

The ethos of Streetlight UK is at the heart of how we work and is motivated by our Christian faith and underpinned by a foundation of prayer. However, no one is ever excluded from any level of service Streetlight UK offers due to any faith held or not held on their part.

Compassion motivates us, and we seek to serve women who are often marginalised and misunderstood by society, recognising the inherent value of each individual we encounter.

We are committed to social justice and opposed to all forms of discriminatory practice.

No person seeking help and support from Streetlight UK will be treated less favourably on grounds of: race, colour, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation. By offering befriending and support we seek to offer fresh choices and increase an individual’s capability to make positive decisions for themselves.

The majority of people caught in prostitution are women.  However a growing number of men are also involved in the sex trade.  Female terms for victims and male terms for abusers on this website are used as this is the most common form of prostitution. Where Streetlight UK comes across the needs of men or LGBTQ individuals involved in prostitution, they will be treated with equal concern.

Our approach

Streetlight UK takes an holistic approach towards those involved in prostitution, caring for their whole person – body, mind, soul and spirit. We are committed to journeying with those who seek our help for as long as is needed to see them established and empowered to live a new life free from exploitation and control within the sex trade.

Equal Opportunity

Streetlight UK is committed to social justice and opposed to all forms of discrimination. No person seeking support from us will be treated less favourably on grounds of: race, colour, nationality, gender, age or sexual orientation, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, physical disability, mental health, learning difficulty, living with HIV/Aids. In entering into partnership with other agencies, Streetlight UK will seek a mutual commitment to Equal Opportunity.