For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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“Streetlink, helps get some of the hardest to reach young women in our local community off the streets and into a safe, positive environment.”

Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, London Councils’ Executive Member for Housing

Spires Streetlink

Spires Streetlink has been working with female and transgender sex workers in the Lambeth area since 1999, when it was recognised that those involved in street based sex work were often one of the most overlooked, marginalised and vulnerable groups in the community. 

Homelessness, abuse, poverty, violence and addictions to drugs and alcohol are all often at the root of why a woman sells sex for money.  Of course this in turn means that each woman we meet has a whole range of complex health, social, psychological and emotional issues to tackle.

What makes Streetlink unique is that not only can women come to our women only space but via our outreach provision we can go out to meet the women where they are at -  out on the streets, in their own territory, on their own terms and at times that coincide with their working hours so that trust in us and our service can be built. 

Our all-female team are flexible and proactive and we continually assess and evolve our provision to most closely match our client’s needs.  We take a holistic approach and we have worked hard to establish excellent care pathways for our clients, drawing on the specialist skills of the staff team and our partner agencies to ensure that each woman is treated as an individual and can be supported and empowered to make informed choices, take back control from the pimps and punters and ultimately exit street based sex work.

Exiting sex work is a notoriously difficult and lengthy process but our Streetlink staff and volunteers support each woman every step of the way, from our first contact on the streets, through to our centre services, to the other agencies that we work with, onto adult learning opportunities and our trainee programme. 

For more information on our Spires Streetlink project, please contact our Women’s Services Manager, Pamela Mhlophe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 020 8696 0943

  • Outreach
  • Women's Space

Our clients’ needs have led Spires Streetlink to develop a holistic, consistent outreach service delivered from a specially adapted outreach van by our all-female staff and volunteer team.

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Our women’s space offers a ‘safe space’ where Spires's female staff and volunteers can offer a consistent and long term approach to each woman that comes to the Space for help.

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How to find us
Getting here

Bus

Routes 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 249, 250, 255, 315, 319, 333, G1 and P13 all stop close to Spires - just ask for St Leonard’s.

Train

Streatham station (Thameslink and London Bridge lines) is about 5 minutes walk away.

Streatham Hill station (for Victoria and Clapham Junction or West Croydon and Crystal Palace) is 10 to 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride.

Streatham Common station (for Victoria or Croydon) is slightly further but on the 118 bus route.

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Centre opening hours

MONDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

TUESDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 2pm OPEN ACCESS

WEDNESDAY
10am - 12pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

THURSDAY
9 - 1pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

FRIDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

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