BHA for Equality (M16 0QA)

Provides HIV prevention services for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities living in Manchester. This is through the provision of HIV information materials in various languages, condoms and lubricants, community outreach awareness sessions focusing on HIV and sexual health, targeted HIV prevention campaigns, information on HIV testing and referrals to HIV testing clinics, information on screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, information on and referrals to HIV treatment and health care services, information on referrals to sexual health services, one-to-one support for people with HIV focusing on access to services, information on health and well being for people living with HIV, skills-based training to prevent onward transmission of HIV to partner or child, publicity for sexual health and HIV services. Appointments needed for community awareness & training sessions.

Venue

Democracy House
609/609A Stretford Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0QA

Contact

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Telephone: 0161 874 2183

Who this service is for

People new to the UK and young people.

Description

Provides HIV prevention services for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities living in Manchester. This is through the provision of HIV information materials in various languages, condoms and lubricants, community outreach awareness sessions focusing on HIV and sexual health, targeted HIV prevention campaigns, information on HIV testing and referrals to HIV testing clinics, information on screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, information on and referrals to HIV treatment and health care services, information on referrals to sexual health services, one-to-one support for people with HIV focusing on access to services, information on health and well being for people living with HIV, skills-based training to prevent onward transmission of HIV to partner or child, publicity for sexual health and HIV services. Appointments needed for community awareness & training sessions.

Sexual Health Director Jeni Hirst [Jeni@theBHA.org.uk / 011324449667]

Sexual Health Coordinator Nigel Richards [nigel@thebha.org.uk / 01618722181 ext 304]

Operating times

Mon – Fri 09.00 – 17.00, excluding bank holidays.

Outreach/community activities during evenings and weekends

Call for appointments on Arise project and for booking awareness sessions and workshops

Drop-in operates on every first Monday of the month except bank Holidays ( second Monday)

Arise

For people recently diagnosed/ living with HIV and affected by HIV. The Arise project provides a service for those needing both practical help with everyday living and emotional support. Provides advice, information and support to Black (African, Caribbean, Asian & Mixed Race) communities living or affected by HIV in Manchester. Support services consist of direct one- to-one support including information advice, information, befriending, advocacy, financial help, hospital & home visits and referrals to other service providers if required. Structured Drop-in service, based in Central Manchester at the BHA annex 609a Stretford Road, food and refreshments are available as well as providing service users with the time and a confidential space to explore their feelings, seek advice in confidence, without prejudice and get the information that they need as well as sharing experiences and learning from others living with HIV (peer support). It also provides activities such as a women’s group, book club, meditation classes, social trips, gardening, craft.

Drop in service

1st Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) 12:00 – 15.00

Training courses

Training for people recently diagnosed with HIV. This course runs one day a week for a period of four weeks

Nutrition care plans

For all interested clients. Through the Fareshare scheme, we provide food parcels to our clients every Friday. Food parcels are collected

Fri 13.00 – 14.30

To refer clients for HIV support services call Arise on 0161874 2184 Fax: 0845 450 3247.

To get HIV advice in Africa languages call helpline on 0800 0967 500.

To visit the BHA , take buses 250 256, 263 from Piccadilly alight Trafford bar or TOTAL GAS Station, white building on Stretford is Democracy House at Road

Do it Right information & advice line (DIRIAL)

Previously The African AIDS Helpline (number remains as 0800 0967 500).

Provides free and confidential advice and information on sexual health and HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and support services for Africans living in England. Staffed by African advisors, the service is provided in English, French, Shona, Swahili and Luganda.

Provides a confidential space to explore feelings, seek advice in confidence, without prejudice and get information. Answers to enquiries over the phone as well as by post and through other forums like chat, emails, face book and other social networks. Links to all NAHIP partners for other resources e.g. leaflets, booklets, posters, and audio-cassettes. Some organisations can also send you these resources in other languages e.g. French, Portuguese, Arabic, Amharic, Somali, Shona, Swahili as well as English. All advisers are African men and women who have understanding of the cultural and social issues and challenges faced by Black African and other BME in UK. They offer a confidential service in a friendly and welcoming manner.

‘Do it Right Information and Advice Line’ aim is to provide:

Advice and information on HIV and Sexual Health to African people living in England, information on HIV testing and treatment services/clinics, a referral point to other agencies providing HIV and Sexual Health services for African Communities, information in the following identified and available languages; English, French, Luganda, Shona and Swahili

Helpline hours

Mon – Fri(except bank holidays) 10.00 – 18.00 (Answer phone service available outside these hours)

Jeena project

Works with South Asian women around issues of health and well being.

Aims to ensure that information on health issues relevant to South Asian women is culturally sensitive, up-to-date and effective.

The project is accessible by South Asian women of all ages who need information on specific health issues, or alternatively need one – to – one support.

Our development worker is fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi.

Advice and Information on: HIV and other STIs, breast screening, contraception, healthy eating, one to one support.

Project Jeena supports young Asian women who are worried about pregnancy, contraception, parenting, as well as offering support to their partners or families.

A Development worker will provide confidential basic advice and counselling, identify and access appropriate community services such as parent education, drop-ins, and one-to-one support. They will have access to benefits, education and housing information and create opportunities to network with others in similar circumstances, if necessary.

Activities for National HIV Testing Week

Democracy House, 609/609A Stretford Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0QA

Testing for: Black african people, Gay / bisexual men / men who have sex with men
Tests available: Other STI / sexual health screening services, Rapid HIV Test (Finger prick test. Results available within minutes)
By appointment only
21 November 2017 (11am-4pm)
Appointments: Rapid HIV Testing


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BHA for Equality (M16 0QA)
Democracy House
Manchester, M16 0QA
United Kingdom