Crescent, The (AL3 5ES)

The Crescent is an independent, self-funded charity. It is a voluntary organisation with a comprehensive HIV & AIDS centre, offering education and training services for the wider community and a range of support services for HIV-positive clients, and carers (including hardship and re-training grants).

Venue

19 Russell Avenue
St Albans
AL3 5ES

Contact

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Telephone: 01727 842532
Telephone: 07904 812500 (mobile/out of hours)

Who this service is for

Everyone, with special services for African people, children and families, gay men, straight men, people new to the UK, straight women and young people.

Description

The Crescent is an independent, self-funded charity. It is a voluntary organisation with a comprehensive HIV & AIDS centre, offering education and training services for the wider community and a range of support services for HIV-positive clients, and carers (including hardship and re-training grants).

General HIV information; safer sex guidelines; fact sheets and other resources. Support for partners and carers of people with HIV & AIDS, support for healthcare workers; emotional support and counselling.

Complementary therapies available to clients: oriental aromatherapy, auricular acupuncture and oriental head massage. Postal self sampling and onsite instant HIV testing services.

Youth group (HYPE) for 16-25 year olds email hype@thecrescent.org.uk

HIV testing services

Free instant result service onsite and postal self-sampling test kits available.Telephone for drop-in times and appointments.

Complementary therapies

Acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy available twice monthly.

Support lunches

Monthly Sunday and weekly Tuesday lunches, peer support and social events (see website for more details).

Social support

Advocacy, signposting, advice and referral services. Available during office hours and other times by appointment.

Counselling services

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and person-centred counselling services. Appointments available during office hours and evenings.

Young Persons Group (HYPE)

Monthly social group for 16-25 year olds living with or affected by HIV.

Education, awareness and training

Tailored services for community groups, employers, healthcare providers and education services of all ages providing information about HIV, promoting testing/prevention and combating stigma, promoting a better understanding of HIV.

Outreach services and awareness events

Providing outreach, condom distribution, safer sex information. Encouraging testing for at risk communities and the wider general public


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Crescent, The (AL3 5ES)
19 Russell Avenue
St Albans, AL3 5ES
United Kingdom