Beyond the Streets has been partnering with women involved in the UK sex industry for over 20 years to ensure women are not compelled to sell sex and to create routes out of the sex industry.

We do this through our direct support work, through collaboration with our affiliate network, and through our Increasing Impact work, which involves research with women, training and consultancy.

Beyond Support: Nation wide

It’s a free, confidential, national remote telephone support service offering long-term support. Women can self–refer or engage via agency referral.

Women can access 1:1 specialist, trauma-informed, person-centred, holistic support, with compassionate, trained, and experienced specialist Women Support Workers. Each ongoing support call lasts 45 minutes; they take place Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00am- 4pm, & Friday 9am-12:30pm. The time and frequency of

Door of Hope: Tower Hamlets, London

Evening outreach 

Each week trained staff and volunteers go out on the street between 11:30pm and 2am on Friday evenings and 5am and 7am on Thursday mornings. We build trust with the women and raise awareness of our services; alongside distributing hot drinks, food and essentials, providing sexual health support, and sharing information and signposting to other services.

Daytime support

During the day we provide practical support across a range of areas relevant to the women’s lives. We provide information and essential items, advocacy and referrals to specialist organisations and agencies, as well as befriending and mentoring.

Our experienced Women’s Support Workers provide 1:1, in-depth, holistic, trauma-informed support over the long-term. The sessions are a safe space for women to process feelings, learn grounding techniques, and safety plan. We advocate so women can access vital services including suitable housing, mental health support, and drug treatment and recovery. We attend meetings with them and work with multiple agencies to enable the best outcomes; journeying alongside women as they reach their self-determined goals.

To access this support, use our referral form here.

Drop-ins (self or agency referral accepted):

  • Monday 1pm-3pm (alternating between two hostels – residents only)
  • Thursday 7am – 8.30am (venue disclosed on referral)
  • Wednesday 2pm – 4pm (venue disclosed on referral)

At the drop-ins we create a safe and relaxed environment and offer mindfulness activities and refreshments. We find women often feel able to open up about engaging in selling or exchanging sex and wanting support with this. We gain referrals into our daytime support service via the drop-ins, but importantly, it enables us to stay in touch with women who aren’t ready to take that step in their journey.

Services offered by this centre

Resources for women

Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Contact Information

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Referral Information

To refer into Beyond Support, our national support service call us on 0800 133 7870

Women’s Support Workers are available to take your call Monday to Thursday 9:30am – 3:30pm and on Friday from 9:30am – noon.

If no Woman Support Worker is available to take your call, or you call outside of these times, please leave your mobile phone number or email address and we will contact you back.

Alternatively, e-mail us at [email protected].

No referral form needed. We will do an initial assessment with you over the phone.

Referrals Offered:

  • This centre does not offer Booking referrals
  • This centre does not offer Drop-in referrals
  • This centre does not offer Electronic referrals
  • This centre offers Other – See referral information referrals

Referrals Email Address:
[email protected]

Referrals Telephone Number:
0800 133 7870

Referrals Web Address: