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Poem about Manchester

Poignant poem written by a woman at the MASH Drop-In Centre in a creative writing class with the Drama Group Poison Apple: Manchester is not so great, full of  Anti-social behavior. Never knowing the difference between real people and fake. Chasing people, also lots of Homeless people Eating Scraps. Togetherness is…  Essential. Right from the start….

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My experience of street sex working

My experience of street sex working: I came to England ten years ago to live with my uncle. It didn’t go well. I left even though it meant becoming homeless. I started [sex] working about five months after I came here. At first I was forced to work because I had no job or friends…

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Sex work and drug addiction

Read the story of Claire*, who is in her early 40’s. Claire was entrenched in sex work and drug addiction for nearly a decade and explains how she found the strength to battle her addiction.

Short film about MASH

In October MASH won the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s National Award for ‘Valuing Volunteers’. The lovely people at Lloyds Bank made a fantastic film about MASH and our volunteers. It’s an insight into the hard work of our volunteers and a moving testimony from a lovely woman we helped. If you value our work, and after watching our little film, find…

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Hear from MASH clients

BBC Radio Manchester visited MASH and spoke to some of the women we support at the Drop-In Centre. Listen to their experiences. (All voices are by actors taken from interviews). They also spoke to Jackie, an ex-service user who has been through recovery. Listen to her story here. A donation to MASH enables us to provide…

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