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At their January 2017 meeting the Trustees of Help for Health made a grant of £5,000.00 to the Lighthouse Project to help support the lives of women in prostitution and other vulnerable women who live in the Hessle Road area of Hull.  Hessle Road is an area of very high social and economic deprivation defined as being in the top 10% most deprived wards in England.

This funding will provide a dedicated, safe, space where these vulnerable women can be supported within the context of the unique culture of the Hessle Road community.  It will provide the opportunity for them to come together to be supported by Hull Lighthouse and peer support. 

Hull Lighthouse will work alongside the women enabling them to integrate in to the community.  Community is part of Hessle Road’s history and for which it has a long tradition.  It is a place where the majority of the women live, but where they feel marginalised and ostracised because of their current or past lives.  Hull Lighthouse will work with 50-100 women during the 12-month period.  In summer 2017, they will organise a community event at Selby Street to celebrate the progress of the project over the previous 6-8 months and will open this event up to the wider Hessle Road community in the form of 'Celebrate our community tea dance'.  The holistic nature of the way that Hull Lighthouse staff and volunteers engage with the women enables them to collect ideas about the needs and wants of the women, in particularly some of the complex issues that the women face.

For further information about Hull Lighthouse, please visit their website: http://www.hulllighthouse.co.uk