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

This is a guest blog for NAT from Silvia Petretti, joint CEO at Positively UK . Visit the Changing Perceptions...
Deborah Gold
One year before she died, in the summer of 1996, Diana, Princess of Wales, resigned from almost 100 charities of...
Andy
As part of the Jo Cox Lonliness Forum’s focus on loneliness and disability , Andy reflects on how specialised HIV...

Press Releases

New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning...
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed new guidance for care workers on how to support...
Yusef Azad, Director of Policy and Campaigns, comments on the Royal College of Nursing's statement...

Real Stories

"One of the main reasons it's so hard is my religion." I was diagnosed back...
"I'm living my life with great hope for the future and deep appreciation for the...
"I have one member of my family who will not talk to me." I found...

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