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Organisation: SWISH : Terrence Higgins Trust

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SWISH : Terrence Higgins Trust

This service is for anyone who is involved in sex work in Coventry.

SWISH : Part of the Terrence Higgins Trust
Unit 2
Floor 11
Coventry Point
Market Way
0247 622 9292
Fax: 0247 663 4248

Accessibility : First we will assess your needs to ensure this is the help you require. Please phone the centre to check your eligibility and to arrange an appointment times Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Tuesday and Thursday evening outreach 7.30-11.30pm within the Hillfields Area

Why you might need this

If you sell sex for money, goods or a place to stay and there is anything in your life you want support with, we may be able to help. For example, you may have concerns about employment or housing, your children, sexual health, violence, domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol, legal or financial issues. This service can help if you want somebody to deal with professional bodies on your behalf - if you are uncertain who to approach or how to complete application forms, for example.

We can help you

We will offer you practical information, support and advice, including support around drug or alcohol use if required. We can also advise and support you if you wish to leave the sex industry. This service will help you to become engaged with the services available and to take those initial steps, so that in time you will feel able and ready to take control yourself.

We have a dedicated ISVA (Coventry and Warwickshire) and are the Coventry/ Warwickshire lead for National Ugly Mugs reporting : this enables you to report assaults experienced as a sex worker : either anonymously or in conjunction with the police. Our dedicated ISVA would go through with you any concerns or discussions and support you through this process. We also have various projects running at different stages of the year, including Auricular Acupuncture, self defence, self confidence / arts projects. Please contact the office for further information on these.

Pathways Covered

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Sex Work


The SWISH project works in Coventry with female, street-based sex workers.

What we do

How we can help you

SWISH offer an holistic and confidential service to those working in the sex industry both on and off street and can support with:

  • Blood tests for HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B & C
  • Screening for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, warts and thrush
  • Fast tracking to local clinics for those with symptoms
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • HIV prevention by safer sex resources such as free condoms and lube
  • Advice on how to work legally and safely
  • Access to the Court Diversion Scheme
  • Fast and free access to our counsellors
  • Fast tracking to report violent incidents (Gallop/ugly mugs) and hate crimes
  • Confidential one-to-one support and advice around housing, substance and alcohol misuse, legal issues, immigration, education and employment
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Educational workshops
  • Needle exchange
  • Advice and information on safer drug use and support into treatment

Where we do it

Terrence Higgins Trust
Unit 2, Floor 11
Coventry Point
Market Way

How to access