Help workers find stable life
MANY might be shocked by what they read in our special investigation today (see pages 4&5).
But unfortunately, that’s the reality of what is happening just yards from people’s front doors every night of the year.
It’s fair for local residents to call for something to be done to tackle prostitution — they are the ones having to bear witness to explicit acts and anti-social behaviour from their own driveways or living rooms.
However, the only way that this will go away is by getting to the bottom of why people get into prostitution in the first place.
As one sex worker told us, people don’t choose to get into selling their bodies on the streets for the fun of it — they do it because they feel forced, unable to find money anywhere else to fund their drug addiction.
And it might be that person’s fault that they ended up with an addiction in the first place, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need support, advice and guidance on getting rid of it.
It’s better to help someone beat their addiction, get off the streets and find a stable lifestyle than let them continue putting themselves and others in danger by working on the street every night.