MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) is a charity offering advice and support to women in sex work.
MASH runs a drop-in Centre in the ‘beat’ area, proactively visits women in saunas (massage parlours) and takes the MASH mobile drop-in van out, late at night, around the streets of Manchester and Cheetham Hill to reach women sex working on the streets.
MASH offers help to women:
- Sex working on the streets
- Sex working in saunas or massage parlours
- Sex working independently (as escorts)
- Doing web cam or phone sex work
All MASH services offer free condoms, a needle exchange, safety advice and refreshments.
At the drop-in centre, women can also visit the sexual health nurse, access support around debts or benefits, receive help to report crimes, referrals into mental health services, support with homelessness, support with addictions, domestic violence, counselling or take part in activities to build confidence or develop life-skills.
To receive free & confidential support women can visit the website, ring 0161 273 4555 to talk to staff, or simply pop in the drop-in centre .
Women do not need a referral and will only be asked for the initials of their name and their date of birth.