Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV.
To achieve this goal, we at Positive East work closely with charitable trusts and foundations to form funding partnerships to support a range of services. We reach out to the most marginalised and isolated groups, whose experience of HIV is exacerbated by poverty, poor housing, isolation, treatment literacy, other co-mobidities, cultural/linguistic barriers to accessing services and HIV related stigma.
Your support can enable us to:
- Promote our services so that everyone affected by HIV residing in East London knows there is a charity they can turn to for confidential support and advice.
- Support & Empower our service users to take ownership of their lives and move forward in a positive direction and in a position to support other people affected by HIV
- Evaluate in order to understand the people that we ae supporting through rigorous monitoring and evaluation of our services so we can deliver the best support possible care to those who need it the most.
One of our strategic funding partners is City Bridge Trust who are supporting our Information and Advice Service with a three year grant – London’s only AQS certified Advice Service for people living with HIV. City Bridge is the funding arm of Bridge House Estates. It provides grants of around £20m per year towards charitable activities benefitting Greater London.
As a result of our grant from City Bridge Trust, The was able to support Sarah (name changed). Sarah is a 49 single black female who was diagnosed with HIV in 2010. Sarah is a double amputee, has dialysis three days per week, has been in and out of hospital in the past few years and is now in a wheelchair. We were able to support Sarah through the benefits system by ensuring that after completing a capacity to work questionnaire we were able to reviser a decision from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that she was fit and able to work. The DWP have agreed that she will not be assessed for another three years and will be placed in a support group. This has been a weight of Sarah’s mind and means she can now concentrate on her health issues.
Please help us support more people like Sarah to access the help that they need.