The NFP (New Futures Project) is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are based on the edge of Leicester’s red light area. We support women involved in prostitution both on the street, the indoor sex industry and women selling sex online. We also support sexually exploited young people aged between eleven and eighteen years. Our staff team consists of qualified, registered social workers, a specialist outreach team, case managers and level two qualified practice educators.
The project started small in 1995 with just two staff members until 2000 when, following the recruitment of a new manager, WHIP as the project was then known, was successful in obtaining funding allowing substantial development. One of the first developments was to change the projects name from WHIP (Women’s Health In Prostitution) to the New Futures Project, as it was felt that the new name reflected the holistic nature of the work that was needed.
- In 2003 following consultation with an external management agency, the project split from LASS became independent and achieved charitable status in its own right.
- In 2014 the project moved to a new base at 71 London Road, Leicester and has continued to develop service delivery in accordance with the needs of the women and young people we support.