Sexual Health Week At Homeless Services Across Brighton

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Brighton Housing Trust’s (BHT’s) sexual health service, PASH (Promotion, Awareness and Support on Sexual Health), will be delivering several health promotion sessions across homeless services in Brighton during Sexual Health Week (24-30th September).

Based at BHT’s homeless day centre, First Base, PASH’s Sexual Health Worker, Roxy Partridge, promotes safe sexual health practices at First Base Day Centre at its rough sleeper’s sessions, and visits homeless support services across Brighton including Equinox Women’s Only hostel, Pavilions alcohol and drug service, Phase One and the YMCA. Condoms, lube, chlamydia, gonorrhoea screening, and general advice and support is offered in a confidential and non-judgemental way to homeless and insecurely housed people of Brighton.

Roxy Partridge  said: “Many of the people who use my service are totally unaware of the facts surrounding sexual health, and the consequences of risky sexual behaviour.

“People who are homeless can experience barriers to accessing mainstream healthcare, and PASH navigates around these barriers by providing a vital service out in the community which includes STI screening, supplying condoms and general advice and support.

“PASH has great links with other sexual health services in the city and, together, we will be providing an informative Sexual Health Week to enhance awareness. This year, the theme is Consent.  Throughout the week I will be discussing this subject in my drop in sessions and workshops.”

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