News and Press Releases
“Derby sex worker numbers cut to 30, say police” Derby Telegraph Article [ 8 August 2015 ]
Police say in 2011 an estimated 80 sex workers operated in the Normanton and Pear Tree areas. Now, thanks to a dedicated operation, a partnership working with a city-based women's charity and the help of the local population, that number is down to about 30.
PC Andy Hardy, who heads Operation Scarlett which targets street workers and people who pay for sex, said: "I would estimate we now have about 30 on-street sex workers, although they don't all work at once. It is very transient, with some women only working sporadically when they need to.
"As many as 80 were active on the streets four years ago, with numbers gradually decreasing as the police operation has taken a long-term and sustainable approach."
Derby woman: I escaped the partner who beat and raped me but my new man was another abuser - Derby Telegraph [29 July 2015 ]
Beaten throughout three pregnancies - resulting in one miscarriage, raped and having her six-week-old baby thrown at her are all experiences one woman endured at the hands of her partner. It was only one day when he hit their young son so hard that it left a hand-print on his leg that she snapped and finally threw him out for good.
It was only one day when he hit their young son so hard that it left a hand-print on his leg that she snapped and finally threw him out for good.
BBC Children in Need [ 5 March 2015 ]
Women's Work recently receuved a grant from BBC Children in Need to fund 'The Little Links' project. This project focuses solely on the needs of children aged 6-11 and aims to inform and support children via structured sessions to cope with the disruption that is sometimes the result of living in a household where substance misuse occurs and affects their health and wellbeing.
Derby Women’s Work gets £500,000 grant to help those ‘below the radar’ [24 September 2014 ]
A CITY charity has been awarded almost £500,000 to work with vulnerable women in the city.
Women's Work will receive £498,376 from the Big Lottery Fund over the next four years for a new project, called Below the Radar.
The charity was set up in 2003 to provide respite, advice and support to women with drug and alcohol addictions – specifically targeting those involved in street sex work.
It now also supports woman, and their families, affected by domestic abuse.
Women’s Work wins a Lloyds Bank Community fund award [23 September 2014 ]
Women's Work have won a Lloyd's bank Community fund award: a contribution to the salary of the Family Support Worker on the Link Work Project.