The issue of prostitution in Holbeck is contentious. John Cockburn has been to interview staff from the Joanna Project which works with women to help them escape drug addiction and prostitution. The full interview is well worth a read.
The first of a short series of interviews with the agencies who provide outreach and support services to prostitutes across Leeds and West Yorkshire is linked below. This interview is with the Leeds-based “Joanna Project” who discuss their work in Holbeck over the last 10 years, their relationship with West Yorkshire Police, the events in early life which can lead people into prostitution, and their plans to site a small outreach centre on the outskirts of Holbeck.