Issues we work on

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Social care and support

Social care & support

The issue: 

Social care can provide a vital lifeline for many people, helping them to live well with HIV in their own homes. HIV support services are equally important and can prevent or delay the need to access social care. They include everything from peer support and counselling to advocacy and patient self-management. 

What we do: 

National AIDS Trust monitors how changes in policy and cuts in funding impact on social care and support. We work with groups inside and outside of government to improve the way that social care is funded and accessed. We campaign to end cuts in funding and to make the NHS take responsibility for aspects of support for people living with HIV where there is a direct benefit to health. 

Blog

By Cheryl Gowar, Policy & Campaigns Manager The delivery of healthcare is perhaps one of the most obvious ways that...
By Natasha Dhumma, Head of Policy & Campaigns Poor mental health is significantly more common among people living with HIV...
Today we held a live Q&A session on Twitter for prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to discuss what their party is...

Press Releases

New guidelines on how social care services and care homes can best support people living...
NAT (National AIDS Trust) is launching the Let's End It campaign today at an event...
People living with HIV are not getting the support they need from Personal Independence Payment...

Publications

Improving and integrating HIV care in South East London
Practice Note: Care of people living with HIV in Scotland
This practice note is for inspectors, service providers and staff working in care homes, care...

Real Stories

"I have felt supported at every level." I have got very good experiences of living...
"Society blames us for having HIV." It is my own experience, and belief, that living...
"When you do tell people it's a great weight for them to carry as well."

Online Guides

Teachers' Resources

This CHIVA guidance addresses the pastoral care needs of children living with HIV in schools...