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About MASH

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.

 

Who we are

Information about how MASH began and the changes over the years, and our Mission Statement.

Our impact

Last Year MASH worked with over 880 women. Find out more about the impact of the work we're doing in Manchester supporting women with complex needs.

Meet the team

MASH has a small core team of staff who include specialists such as a sexual health nurse and case workers. Find out more here.

Our trustees

MASH is a charity and is run by our Trustee Board. Find out more about our trustees and their background here:

Media Centre

Useful information about MASH for the Media

Our Impact

Last Year MASH worked with over 713 women. Find out more about the impact of the work we're doing in Manchester supporting women with complex needs.

Legality

Prostitution in the UK is legal although related activities, such a kerb crawling and soliciting for sex in a public place are outlawed.

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