Achievements and plans

Anna with trustees Helen Wilde and Chris Fairhead
Anna Smith smiling

Anna Smith, CEO posted this on 20/09/2018

I am constantly struck by the resilience of the women we work with. But it’s a growing self-worth that helps most to make choices for their futures. Seeing those changes inspires us all.

Many of the women we work with are deeply traumatised. DUSSK is our research pilot with women who are using drugs and sex-working. It’s going to support them to receive trauma-informed counselling and begin to heal.

One25 is making a difference in Bristol. We now chair the Bristol Sexual Violence Forum where agencies work together, building support plans for the women we feel are least engaged and most at risk.

Through Pause a group of women are becoming independent, actively approaching us, arranging their own appointments, volunteering and getting jobs. This work has real impact and we hope to secure funding for a further 18-month cycle.

“One25 make an invaluable contribution to our city, creating an enabling space for some of the most vulnerable members of our community to flourish.”
Mayor Marvin Rees

There’s little out there beyond our doors for women who’re stepping away from street sex work. So we’re setting up ‘Peony’. It’s how we’ll continue to give love and support. Activities like exercise and CV development will help women to reach their goals in the community. And we’ll be confident that women can move on and not return to street sex work.

Thank you to all of our staff and our volunteers who continue to make One25 so unique, strong and passionate about the women we work with.

Anna Smith
Chief Executive Officer

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