Oldest profession learns new tricks

first_imgA training scheme designed to get prostitutesoff Doncaster’s streets and into new jobs may be expanded and repeatedelsewhere after a successful pilot programme. Doncaster police said there are around 240 prostitutesworking the streets in the area. The problem is worsened by the growingavailability of heroin and crack cocaine which enters the UK through the nearbyport of Hull. Managing director of Reed in Partnership, Chris Melvin, saidthe organisation is talking with its partners, Streetreach and the police,about getting further funding to expand the scheme in Doncaster and elsewhere. The scheme is backed by the Department of Work and Pensionsand run in conjunction with South Yorkshire Police’s Doncaster vice unit. Under the scheme Streetreach makes the initial contact andhelps those in need it to go through a drugs treatment programme. Oldest profession learns new tricksOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. center_img Related posts:No related photos. Reed in Partnership (part of the Reed recruitment andtraining group) and Streetreach (the prostitute support organisation) havehelped 30 prostitutes find work as beauticians, hairdressers, sales assistantsand holiday camp reps. Reed’s advisers help the women to rebuild their confidence,discuss what kind of employment they would like, look at their training needsand provide what is required. Assistance is then given with CVs, approachingpotential employers and helping the women secure jobs. The project has a budget of around £200 per person to allowthe women to buy clothes and, if they wish, go to a gym to get fit. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more