Beyond The Streets
Beyond Support are a small team of women with good listening and coaching skills with experience of supporting women who want to move forward towards their dreams on their journey out of prostitution.
We want to see a world where people are free from sexual exploitation, and where those in prostitution have the option to pursue genuine alternatives,free from constraints such as poverty, drug dependency, and abuses of vulnerability.
To achieve this vision we are….
Working Together – fostering collaborative partnerships with individuals affected by prostitution and providing opportunities to participate in the provision of support services.
Offering alternatives – increasing the number, quality and effectiveness of projects that work directly with women, men and children affected by prostitution.
Changing attitudes – raising awareness of the issues relating to prostitution and ensuring that the needs of those being exploited are adequately represented in the public arena.
Can you do something to change the lives of the women we support?
You may feel there is little you can do to make a difference; but your donation could change the life of one of the many we support each week.
Initial Assessment – 1 hour £75
This is often the first time that a woman has shared her story or asked for help. Once a women has made contact we arrange (by text or email) a day and time to talk. We explain our service, listen to the support she is looking for and gather some background information – this means she doesn’t have to keep repeating herself or potentially retraumatising herself. We agree the most relevant support for her – either regular calls with us or signpost to more local support.
Support Call – 2 hours £100
These regular support calls are her space to talk about whatever she is ready to explore, in her ongoing journey. We listen and encourage her to take smalls steps towards her next goal. We take notes on the call and celebrate each step she takes towards a life beyond sexual exploitation. We have reviews roughly every 6 calls to check she is still happy and we are still the best support for her.
Research and signposting - £50
We talk with other services, statutory and charities, to try to find the best support for the women we support. We believe what a woman has told us and fight her corner, particularly when she has faced barriers or difficulties with services in the past. We are on her side and advocate for her when in communication with other service providers.