Beloved is the only organisation offering specialist support to women working in indoors prostitu-tion in Bristol and surrounding areas. It works in collaboration with other charities and statutory bodies in the area to provide a range of advice and support to vulnerable and exploited wom-en. Beloved states its aim is to provide ‘serenity, love, and hope, time to talk, and support to women in various ways through transitional stages of their lives’.Through café meetups and trips out, women can access a wide range of personalised support. As a result, women become less isolated, attain greater confidence and skills and ultimately, the aim is to help them exit from this type of work and to integrate and flourish into society.
At the February 2019 Trustees’ meeting, the Foundation agreed a grant of £8,289 to Beloved. The grant will contribute towards the salary costs of a new full-time post of Operations Lead. The new role will help coordinate and further develop the organisation’s services and capacity to reach and support more women working in indoors prostitution.