Further advice and support
Here are some organisations that we recommend:
If you are a sex worker of any gender you can sign up to the National Ugly Mugs Scheme for FREE and receive warnings about dangerous punters.
If you are a victim of assault Charis, with your consent, can send an anonymous report of the incident to the Ugly Mug scheme in order to warn other sex workers.
Sexual Health Hertfordshire have clinics across the county, offering a range of support and advice. All clinics offer a free and confidential sexual health service to everyone regardless of age or gender. To find your nearest clinic click on the link below or call them on 0300 008 5522.
Sexual Health Hertfordshire also run clinics from the Charis office.
General Health Enquiries: 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Herts SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence. Their service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help.
Herts Aid is a registered HIV and sexual health charity providing support across Hertfordshire. They have offices based in Ware and Watford, and can also arrange to see people in their home or at a venue of their choice. Herts Aid offer HIV support services to people living with HIV, their families and carers. They also provide clinical services including Rapid HIV testing, Chlamydia screening and condom distribution.
Herts Aid also run drop-in clinics from the Charis office.
A website on how to stay safe online; protecting young people from sexual abuse and exploitation.
CAP offer support to those who are feeling the weight of debt, struggling to find work or just need a bit of help budgeting. CAP help over 38,000 people a year through their free debt help, job clubs and CAP Money Courses.
Change Grow Live
Change Grow Live (CGL) is Hertfordshire’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service; they work with people over 18 who would like to access support for their drug or alcohol misuse. This includes support for friends, families and carers.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Confidential helpline; available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
If you have information to share on modern slavery, or any other crime, and wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. Your call or online form will not be traced and you will not have to go to court or give a statement to the police.
Modern Slavery Helpline