GMFA’s work includes projects designed by and for gay men living with HIV, including advertising campaigns, booklets and an information website at www.gmfa.org.uk/positive. GMFA also plays host to Positive 21, a new peer support group for gay and bisexual men living with HIV. Positive 21 aims to provide support in a relaxed and friendly environment, helping its members address the issues faced by those living with the virus in the 21st Century. The group meets every Monday evening at GMFA’s offices near Old Street, London. If you would like to know more about the group, visit www.positive21.org.uk. To find out more about GMFA and our work, visit www.gmfa.org.uk/aboutgmfa, or follow us on twitter @GMFA_UK
Herts Aid is an HIV and Sexual Health charity. We are the commissioned provider for Hertfordshire and have offices in Ware, Watford and Stevenage. Services include onsite CAB advice, Peer, Emotional and Health support, Information and signposting, counselling, education and training, Rapid HIV testing, Outreach and transport.
Office Numbers: Ware: 01920 484784 Watford: 01923 803440 Stevenage: 01438 310165
PACE is a charity run by and for the LGBT community, with all staff and volunteers identifying as LGBT. We provide one to one counseling services from our offices in London, groups for gay and bisexual men in North London and Soho, and will soon be launching a national online support service. Counseling appointments are available weekdays and evenings. Groups and workshops run in evenings and at weekends.
PAF (Positively Aging Forum (HIV)) s an independent Forum which has a London
wide membership and is a member of Age UK’s “Speaking Up For Our Age”
national network of Forums for older people. Membership is free to anyone
who considers themselves to be ageing with HIV. If you are interested please
see further details at www.pafhiv.org.uk
We look forward to hearing from you.
Positive East has been working with communities living with and/or affected by HIV in East London for over 25 years. We support people to living with HIV at every step of their journey, helping them live full and healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination. We offer a comprehensive advice service to help people gain access to entitled welfare and benefits, as well as running 8 different support groups which provide a safe space to talk about the challenges affecting people living with HIV. We also run a number of courses running throughout the year, from specialist sessions for those recently diagnosed, to employability workshops, and our sex and relationships course. For more information please see our website www.positiveeast.org.uk. You can also be in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Positively Sheffield is a website for people living with or affected by HIV inSheffield. The website (which has been put together by the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health in collaboration with other specialist HIV services inSheffield) provides access to information about all the HIV clinical and support services in the city.
Q:alliance is a community based organisation serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Milton Keynes. Our HIV worker is able to offer 1-1 support for people newly diagnosed, living with HIV or simply wanting information. We also offer a Positive Men’s group that meets once a month. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Twitter: @John_Qalliance or John Qalliance on Facebook – www.qalliance.org.uk
South London HIV Partnership: If you’re living with HIV in South London, we’re here to help. If you have questions or problems related to your HIV call us to meet with Helen, Jason, Sam or Terry to talk about it. Our services are free and confidential. Need help with your health, benefits, meeting others, medication or just want someone to talk to?
Summit House Support, is a support service for people living with HIV that enables people to manage their own HIV status through access to a key worker, peer support groups and psychological support. We are based in Dudley and Sandwell. Our friendly team at Summit House Support has specialist knowledge and experience of working with different cultures, religions and backgrounds from all walks of life.
We empower individuals to make healthy choices and manage their own HIV, through education and support which recognises the importance of lifestyles. A huge part of our job is to work on stigma surrounded by HIV in our local community such as schools, colleges and gay prides. We like to promote a sense of well-being with numerous actives that are fun for everyone. All our services are free and confidential.
Services are delivered and designed by people living with, or affected by HIV.As well as our daily drop in service we provide a range of other services including advice, advocacy, signposting, emotional support, counselling, HIV testing, education and outreach services, complementary therapies, social support groups, peer education, free condoms / lube by post or in person, HIV awareness training and a variety of social events too. All of our services are free, though donations are always encouraged and welcomed, and for the most part accessible without an appointment.
The Food Chain provides nutritional support for people living with HIV in London. This includes home delivered meals, groceries, specialised cookery and nutrition classes, communal eating opportunities and dietetic advice. F
or further information on our services and the importance of good nutrition for people living with HIV please visit www.foodchain.org.uk
As a small charity we rely on almost 800 volunteers and just nine staff to ensure no one living with HIV has their ability to stay well hampered by a lack of access to good nutrition. If you’d like to get involved you can find out more on our facebook page or via twitter: @thefoodchain
Wandsworth Oasis is a chain of charity shops based in SW London that raises money for local people with HIV. We distribute the profits from our shops, after reserves, to charities that work directly with people with HIV. In 2012 we gave away £55,500 to HIV charities. The money goes to a variety of projects ranging from vital kitchen equipment for the FoodChain, to providing hospital beds for the new hospital at Mildmay, massage services, peer support and support for printing information on HIV. The 5 shops are kept open 7 days a week by a fantastic team of volunteers.
We gratefully accept donations of furniture, small electricals, books, DVDs/CDs, bric-a-brac, clothes and accessories, bedding etc. We can collect free of charge within most areas of South London. Please think of us if you are having a clear out or if you fancy a bargain. www.wandsworthoasis.org.uk
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