HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), in collaboration with Barclays Bank, has launched a groundbreaking skills and employment training programme to help sex workers transition into alternative employment.
This comes as SWISH, London’s oldest sex worker support service, celebrates its 30th anniversary. In a press release, Dr Rosemary Gillespie, Chief Executive at THT, said, “People engage in sex work for a whole variety of different reasons and it is vital we continue to provide services that reflect the different needs of our clients. SNAP is a perfect example of this. For clients who are looking to begin a new career path, our programme can help them achieve their goals and we are absolutely delighted to have the generous support of Barclays.” The Sex Workers and New Ambitions Project (SNAP) is offering 35 sex workers in London the opportunity to join a free professional training programme and subsequent work experience. The project offers one-to-one mentoring, professional coaching, support into volunteering or work experience, training on CV writing, looking for a job, financial management, and life skills development. To find out more, email [email protected] or call Saara Ruotsalainen on 020 7812 1721.