Another Way Service

Sacro's Another Way service works with any woman at risk of or involved in sex work in Edinburgh, Lothians and Scottish Borders.

What does the service offer?

Sacro's Another Way Service offers non-judgemental, one to one support to women at risk of or involved in sex work. 

How does the service work?

The Sacro worker offers women support in areas such as: addictions, domestic abuse, healthcare, housing, parenting, cognitive behavioural therapy and exiting sex work if the woman wishes to do so.

Women are provided with information on relevant agencies and services from training and employment to benefits. Sacro can help make referrals where necessary and support women to attend other services.

The service also allows women to anonymously report offences through the Ugly Mug scheme. Another Way has been awarded Star Status by the scheme for adhering to best practice.

 

Who is the service aimed at?

The service is aimed at any woman who is at risk of or involved in sex work. Sacro works with women for as long or as little as they require.

How is the service accessed?

Any woman can make a self-referral or speak to us at our outreach locations where no appointment is necessary. We also accept referrals from any agency including health services, social work, housing or any other agencies.

If you would like to speak to a staff member you can call: 0131 622 7500 or 07966 222 636

We know that it can be difficult for women to access services during office hours. Therefore we provide various outreach services, where we can take direct referrals:

  • Women’s Clinic, 22-24 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PG. We will be there every Thursday between 2pm and 4:30pm, and from 5pm -7.30pm
  • Turning Point Scotland, 5 Links Place, Edinburgh. We will be there every Wednesday evening between 9pm – 12am
  • We also provide outreach support within the saunas in Edinburgh.
  • Drop-in every Thursday morning at 29A Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN from 08:30 – 12:30

 

 

Another Way scooped a major award at the Scottish Public Service Awards in December 2018 for its partnership work with NHS Lothian delivering the Women’s Clinic.