The East London Project

Collaborating with and supporting the NHIR Funded project:  The East London Project 

PI Lucy Platt and Pippa Grenfall (LSHTM)

This project is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the University of York/Cork, the Homerton Hospital, Imperial College and the University of Bristol. It is led by Lucy Platt and co-led by Pippa Grenfell, at LSHTM.

What is the goal of the research?

The aim of the research is to understand how removing sex work-related police enforcement could affect sex workers’ safety, sexual and emotional health and access to health and social care services, in London boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

There hasn’t been a study like this in the UK before. It’s also the first one internationally that will look at the combined impacts of policing on violence, sexual and emotional health, taking into account how criminalisation affects other issues, like housing and financial situation, which can also affect health.

What will we use the research for?

We will use the project results to advocate for evidence-based policy and practice to improve the safety, health and well-being of sex workers in the UK, and internationally. We will present the results of the project at events for sex workers, key stakeholders, local residents and the wider public

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