George House Trust will launch Age+ – a new project which will empower people over the age of 55 to live confidently with HIV in Greater Manchester.
An ever-growing ageing population of people living with HIV means support services need to change and adapt to meet their diverse needs.
Launching in June 2021, the Age+ project will provide services to support people over 55 years of age, living with HIV in Greater Manchester, including include social networking opportunities, skills-based training sessions, new volunteering opportunities and one to one support to people living with HIV who are over 55 years of age.
Another key element of the project will be the delivery of HIV training and awareness sessions to residential care homes, social care providers and other organisations in contact with, or supporting, older people. This will increase knowledge and understanding of living and ageing with HIV.
Funding for the project was provided by ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company. Sylvia Nicholson, Policy Director at ViiV Healthcare UK said: We are delighted to be able to support this project provided by George House Trust, to better serve an important group of people living with HIV, with evolving needs, in Greater Manchester”
Darren Knight, George House Trust’s Chief Executive, said, “This funding from ViiV means that we can do more work with people ageing with HIV, building their confidence, skills, reducing loneliness and tackling the stigma and discrimination that still exists for people living with HIV. As part of this project, we’ll also be working with care homes and social care providers, and developing our essential work in raising awareness of HIV amongst staff in those settings which will improve the experience of people in care living with HIV.” About Age+ Project
This project is launching officially on 21st June 2021. People who are living with HIV who are over the age of 55 and representatives from care homes and social care providers, should contact Anna Hughes on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 546 3540 for more information on how to get involved.
About George House Trust
Since 1985, George House Trust has provided services to people living with, and affected by, HIV. We believe that people living with HIV have the right to live happy and healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination.
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