MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health)

Manchester

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MASH works with female sex workers to promote sexual health, wellbeing and personal safety whilst offering choice, support and empowerment to promote individual positive life changes. They do this through running a drop-in Centre in the ‘beat’ area, proactively visits women in saunas (massage parlours) and taking the MASH mobile drop-in van out, late at night, around the streets of Manchester and Cheetham Hill to reach women sex working on the streets.

Donation Shop

The items listed here are those currently needed by MASH. When you purchase a donation through this store, your exact purchased item is sent directly to them. They can then distribute or use the donated items as required, making a real, tangible difference to someone’s life. It also means that MASH doesn’t have to spend money donations on items, and can instead use it for those things only money can buy.

There is no minimum order size, and all items include free delivery.

MASH doesn’t pay for their donation shop, and Give Today use just £0.50 of the item prices below to cover transaction costs and price fluctuations from suppliers. Give Today do not profit from the sale of any items on the website.

MASH at work:

MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) is a registered charity that has been in operation since 1991. Back then the service was a small van that provided condoms and clean injecting equipment with a focus on HIV awareness. Since then they have grown into a holistic service that enables women to access help to make long-term changes.

Some of the women worry about being judged or are unable to attend appointment based services due to their chaotic lifestyles. MASH breaks down the women’s barriers to accessing support by providing a service that is flexible and non-judgemental. The emphasis is on self-help. MASH offers the information, access to appropriate health services, practical advice and one-to-one support to empower women to make changes themselves.

Services include:

  • Sauna Outreach – teams visit saunas across Manchester and Bury offering on the spot sexual health advice and testing, condoms and general advice;
  • Street Outreach – MASH Staff and volunteers take the MASH Mobile Drop-In out, offering free condoms, use of a needle exchange, refreshments and access into emergency accommodation;
  • Drop-In Centre – bringing local agencies together, combining their services with our own expertise, to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ dealing with physical and sexual health, housing, offending, meaningful use of time, drug and alcohol use, community, emotional health, money and family relationships;
  • Case Work – case workers work 1-on-1 with the women, and have various specialisms including sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, substance misuse and criminal justice issues;
  • Sexual health Nurse – offers sexual health services at the Drop-In and proactively visits women working in saunas

MASH’s professional staff team of nine (many of whom are part-time) are supported by 65 well trained and dedicated volunteers who deliver many of the services alongside staff.

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Different Website - Same Concept!

The Hope Revolution CIC has undergone a rebranding for their donation shops, and you have been automatically re-routed to the new location. 

The items you purchase here are still those needed by your favourite local organisations, and will still be sent directly to them!