SHAPES provides a wide range of sexual health, advocacy and peer emotional support services to Camden and Islington residents affected by HIV. Funded by the local authorities, the following services are delivered in partnership with Living Well and Positively UK:
Living Well is an independent, not-for-profit social enterprise that delivers innovative and holistic psychological health and wellbeing services. Living Well has been providing HIV support since 2002 and our experienced team have been at the forefront of innovative HIV wellbeing services.
Living Well’s aim is to improve the quality of the lives of anyone living with or affected by HIV. Our goal is to provide access to a wide range of wellbeing services that can change peoples lives for the better and reduce health inequalities in local communities. Our services will enable everyone to grow in confidence and awareness, while learning new skill sets.
Find out more about Living Well
Telephone: 020 3137 3373
Positively UK provides peer-led support, advocacy and information to people living with HIV to manage any aspect of their diagnosis and care. Working in partnership with the NHS our peer work is integrated at clinics across London. We also provide outreach in prisons across London reaching some of the most vulnerable affected by HIV. We run a range of peer-led support groups for women, heterosexual men and women, gay men and African communities. Our programme of workshops support people with a new HIV diagnosis, those managing pregnancy and develop self-management skills.
We believe that people living with HIV are best placed to advocate for their own needs. To achieve this we promote patient leadership through skills building initiative such as our Taking Part programme in London. Nationally we co-ordinate PozFem-UK, the network of women living with HIV and co-ordinate the biennial Conference of People Living with HIV. Positively UK is a stakeholder of NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for HIV and a strategic partner of the Department of Health through the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium. Staff are community representations of the Independent Advisory Group on AIDS, the British HIV Nurses Association and UKCab.
Find out more about Positively UK
Telephone: 020 7713 0444