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Community Support services for people living with or affected by HIV
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Sometimes we are able to deal with a matter in one telephone call, or at an appointment at our office. If it is clear that you need more help, we can help you find an organisation or specialist to assist you. We are also able to make referrals to local specialists

 
Counselling
Confidential counselling is available, offering a supportive environment where people can clarify their thoughts, feelings, and problems and work towards finding their own ways of coping.
 

Financial Support Services
We can help you to apply to the Crusaid Hardship Fund for people living with HIV. We can also help to apply to other funding sources such as CWAC and may be able to help you in a financial emergency

 
Information Services
We have access to up-to-date information on all aspects of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, sexual orientation, and local resources of support for people living with HIV. We have a range of printed information available and have a range of free condoms
 
Prevention Advice
We are able to provide health promotion resources and face-face support for people living with HIV who ar concerned about HIV transmission
 
Treatment Advice and Support
We can provide face-to-face confidential support and information to help you make informed choices about your treatment options. You can come to our office on your own, bring a friend, partner or advocate, or we can visit you at your home
 
Complimentary Therapies
Professionally qualified practitioners provide a range of therapies that aim to reduce stress, relieve aches and pains, and lead to an increased sense of well being. They are provided free of charge to people living with HIV.
 

Support Groups
Peer support enables people living with or affected by HIV, who may have gone through similar life experiences, talk through problems, and build a wider network of support and friendship. We run a woman's support group or may be able to put you in touch with other people on a more informal basis

Now also running a men's peer support group

 
Community Support Volunteers
We can provide trained volunteers to offer short-term emotional and practical support to help you through a difficult time or maybe around some specific issues you may face.
 

African and Black Ethnic Minority Services
Advice - We can offer face-to-face support to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS from BME communities, including advice on sexual health matters

Early Testing - We undertake work to encourage early testing for HIV by explaining the benefits of testing early and the adverse effects of testing late

Health Promotion - We aim to promote people's awareness of HIV/AIDS and other STIs and aim to enhance their involvement in fighting the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS

 

Volunteering
Volunteers play a vital role in our work. We have opportunities for you to volunteer with the Community Support Volunteer Scheme, the Office Administration Team, the Fundraising Team, or the African Team

Contact us for an application pack

 

Contact Details

Terrence Higgins Trust
Regents House
19-20 The Broadway
Woking
Surrey
GU21 5AP

Martijn Wams
Services Manager

Tel: 01483 263160

DDI: 01483 263163

Mobile : 07787560453

Fax: 01483 263170

martijn.wams@tht.org.uk

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