The Dorset Working Women's Project (DWWP) is a sex workers support project for women (including transgender women) working in the sex industry who live or work in the Bournemouth area.
We provide non-judgemental, free and confidential support for sex workers in all sectors of the sex industry.
The project offers a range of support to help people working in the sex industry including:
Due to COVID-19 our service is operating slightly differently. Women cannot access the outreach van (i.e. get on it).
DWWP runs an assertive outreach two times per week on our specially equipped van to engage with on-street workers as well as doing selective home visits for those workers who have requested support.
On outreach we can provide food, harm minimisation supplies, support with incident reporting, general advice, and signposting. We also hand out essential items such as toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, umbrellas and hot drinks.
During outreach we can speak to sex workers about the latest information on any dodgy punters and take reports of any incidents and forward to the National Ugly Mug Scheme. We also signpost sex workers to our drop in after seeing them out on outreach.
Outreach operating times
Monday 8pm – 11pm - Wednesday 8pm – 11pm
We offer a discreet one to one support service to those who are working off-street including at home, in flats and other venues. Our specialist off-street workers can arrange visits for anyone selling sex and working indoors with a wide range of support, from free condoms and lube, fast track to Sexual Health Screening, PrEP, BBV, harm minimisation, advice on online safety, advice and support on reporting, access to National Ugly Mugs Scheme.
Drop in is a safe welcoming space for female/transgender sex workers. Offering a range of emotional and practical support and access to a range of partner services. Drop in run by female staff and offers a long-term trauma informed approach, tailored to each woman’s individual needs.
Drop In every Tuesday afternoon 2pm – 3:30pm at:
WAWY, Trinity house, 161Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JU
DWWP is for all women who work, or have ever worked, in any area of the sex industry, and provides information, advice and support on all work-related issues.