HIV organisations announce partnership to provide new services in Surrey

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Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) in Woking, Positive Action in Aldershot and St. Peter’s House in Redhill have today announced that they will be working in partnership to provide support services for people living with or affected by HIV in Surrey. The new services are funded by Surrey County Council and Surrey PCT.

The move will strengthen the services on offer locally including individual support for people living with HIV, prevention work with groups at high risk and schools work educating young people on HIV and sexual health.

All existing services including advice and advocacy and counselling will continue at each organisation and will be complemented by the following new services:

Wellbeing advice – to help support people who may experience difficulty coming to terms with their diagnosis

Back to Work Programme which aims to assist and support people with employment, education and training opportunities.

Martijn Wams, Centre Manger for THT in Woking said: “We’re delighted to be working with Positive Action and St Peter’s House. Together the three organisations have over 25 years experience of providing HIV and sexual health services. Combining this local expertise means we have taken a really positive step to both strengthen support and offer new services for people with HIV. Existing services will continue to operate and those who use them will find it is business as usual.”

All three organisations will continue to operate from the same premises. People who want more information on the services are advised to contact their nearest centre:

Terrence Higgins Trust

5 Chapel Street

Woking, GU21 6BG

Tel: 01483 263 160

Positive Action

PO Box 237

Aldershot

Hants, GU11 3XP

Tel: 01252-345019

St Peters House project

Grovehill House

1-3 The Pavement

Grovehill Road

Redhill, RH1 6TW

Tel: 01737 773917