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NAT Topic - Money, poverty and support

Money, poverty and support

The issue: 

The majority of people living with HIV are well enough to work, but many are held back by stigma and discrimination in the job market. The minority who are unable to work or have extra costs associated with their disability may need benefits, but obtaining benefits is complicated and can be intimidating. 

What we do: 

NAT researches the impact of policy change on benefits and employment and responds fast to Government proposals that will affect people living with HIV. We also offer guidance and information for people working in the benefits system, people living with HIV and their advocates to ensure that people can access support they need and are entitled to. 

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Rosalie
From the 1980s up until the early 2000s, it was nearly impossible for someone living with HIV to access insurance...
Chris Hicks
Last week the Government published the 2017 Drugs Strategy, the first national drugs strategy since 2010. The previous drug strategy...
Sarah Radcliffe
Ever since the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was announced, we at NAT have heard a lot of anxiety...

PRESS RELEASES

NAT (National AIDS Trust) is launching the Let's End It campaign today at an event...
The Government has now published the 2017 Drug Strategy i . We express great concern...
People living with HIV continue to face barriers to accessing insurance, despite improvements in availability...

PUBLICATIONS

Positive Finance: access to insurance for people living with HIV in the UK
HIV Outbreak in Glasgow: More Needs to Be Done

REAL STORIES

"I was ashamed at first but now I am proud of all that I have...
"HIV does not define me, nor will I allow it to determine my future." I...
"My landlady was putting on a lot of pressure to pay my rent, which I...

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