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S W A N - Sex Workers Around Northamptonshire

Type of service:
Advice And Support
14 Fish Street, Swan Partnership, Northampton, NN1 2AA
Telephone number:
01604 633213
Mobile number:
Email address:
Service description:
The SWAN Partnership recognises the health and social
inequalities experienced by women involved in the sex
industry, and works to engage with this vulnerable and
hard to reach group. Led by Northamptonshire PCT, the
partnership comprises: Northamptonshire Police;
Northamptonshire Probation Service; Maple Access
Partnership; Northampton Drug and Alcohol Service; Drug and Alcohol Action Team; CAN (a voluntary drug and alcohol organisation); Northampton Borough and County Councils and service user representation.

A dedicated team of staff plus volunteers provide a safe, female only premises, outreach and drop in sessions, and individual client work. Each member of the partnership contributes by providing mainstream posts, management support, or grant funding as appropriate. SWAN is also careful to recognise the contributions from local communities, attending meetings with residents on a regular basis and welcoming input of service users.

In the course of the last year SWAN estimates that 90% of street sex workers are now accessing a GP and 70% are in drug treatment. They have begun a focussed outreach programme working into off street sex working premises, with monthly visits to 80% of the parlours in the county.

SWAN’s help provides sexual health materials, health advice and support as well as links into substance use treatment and housing support.

However small each step may seem, for the SWAN team, knowing that a woman with minimal service provision and previously limited choices in all areas will achieve the same choices and services as everybody else, and as a result has hope for a positive future, is what the team is ultimately proud of.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Age range:
16 years - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
Additional information:
Eligibility criteria:
None (no Criteria For Eligibility)
Referral route:
Self Referral
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