Welfare Winners 2020

Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 2020

MASH is the only organisation in Greater Manchester which exists specifically to support women who sex work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASH is the only organisation in Greater Manchester which exists specifically to support women who sex work. Many are working and surviving on the streets and are some of the most stigmatised and vulnerable women in society. Despite having the highest and most complex needs, they often fall through the cracks of mainstream services and face huge barriers to support and opportunities.

Through their expert team of caseworkers, drop-in centre, outreach vehicle and sexual health nurse, MASH builds trusted relationships to keep women safer, healthier and better equipped to take control. MASH work with women, offering a trauma informed and holistic approach.  Service users say without MASH they wouldn’t know where else to turn. Through their engagement with MASH women are taking fewer risks, keeping themselves safer, accessing expert support for their physical and emotional health, are supported into accommodation and have improved self-esteem and resilience.