We want to let sex workers know that the casework team are available to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether that’s just a listening ear or a request for information on resources available to sex workers at this time. Financial issues, health concerns and isolation will all be having a huge impact on the sex work community.
We have 2 caseworkers working nationally and doing all they can to stay safe and well so they can be available to our members.
Mobile: 07747 219 230
Mobile: 07747 219 225
They are available:
Monday: Hannah 2pm-4pm
Tuesday: Carolyn 10am-12pm
Wednesday: Hannah 2pm-4pm
Thursday: Hannah 2pm-4pm
Friday: Carolyn 10am-12pm & Hannah 2pm-4pm
NUM staff are available between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 629 9861
Here are some useful links that may assist you during this difficult time:
This is the link for the grant scheme for those who are registered self employed: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
Check your eligibility for Universal credit online through this link https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit SWARM have also put some fantastic information together which makes the process a lot easier to understand https://www.swarmcollective.org/universal-credit-sw
Citizens advice has some very useful information around support and advice through the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/policy/policy-research-topics/welfare-policy-research-surveys-and-consultation-responses/welfare-policy-research/helping-people-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/
NUM's research and development team are currently providing weekly webinars with tips, tricks and useful information during the pandemic. You can see our Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8WQDuFaiRGudfqOQFPSsVA/videos