Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2015
Housing and Homelessness Fellow (Oak Foundation)
Hayley Speed is Head of Health and Social Care at The Men's Room, a small specialist charity that combines creative intervention alongside health and social care support to work with men in Manchester who are involved in sex work. She has spent all her working life working for charities that support people to make positive changes to their lives.
She is also on the board of UK Network of Sex Work Projects, a national umbrella organisation that supports agencies that work with sex workers.
Prior to her this she worked with rough sleepers for six years, providing casework to homeless people under 25. Hayley was also a dedicated volunteer for MASH - Manchester Action on Street Health - for nine years. Before she left in 2013 she led teams to engage with female sex workers working from indoor premises.
Current principal role: Head of Health and Social Care
Current principal organisation: The Men's Room
Other leadership role 1: Board Member
Other organisation 1: UK Network of Sex Work Projects
Research: What is the effect on male sex workers living with severe and multiple needs of engaging with front line support services when in crisis?