Crisis Support

Help for Women in Sex Work

We have gathered a list of local drop-in services for people who are in crisis. Edinburgh churches are hearing the call to mission, to open their doors and get involved in outreach, which is impacting our city.

Dashed Line (Pink Alt)

Salvation Army

Salvation Army’s support van for sex workers in Leith.

The van is in Leith late on Sunday and Monday night. This service operates in conjunction with NHS Lothian and the charity Sacro with the aim of monitoring the health and circumstances of sex workers. Police Scotland also work closely with these services to ensure the women and volunteers are safe.

Help for Women in Sex Work Feature Image
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Working with woman who are at risk of or invovled in sex work.

Referrals can be made by the Police and Procurator Fiscal as diversions from prosecution. We can also accept referrals from health services, social work, other agencies, other Sacro services and self-referrals.

  • Telephone: 0131 622 7500 or 07772652645

It can be difficult for women to access services during office hours. Therefore Sacro provide various outreach services, for direct referrals:

  • Women’s Clinic, 22-24 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PG. Every Thursday between 5pm-7:30pm.
  • NHS Harm Reduction Van, Salamander Street, Leith, EH6 8PG. Every Wednesday evening between 9pm-12am.
  • Sacro also provide support within the saunas in Edinburgh.

Find other crisis support

> Free Food without a Referral
> Housing and Homelessness Support
> Help with Emergency Money or Debt
> Help with Addiction
> Support and Advice


If you know of a community outreach activity that isn’t on our list, please contact us with details so that we can add it.

Please note that this information was correct before the Covid-19 pandemic, please check with the service provider to see if their services have now been cancelled or changed.