The Eddystone Trust (GL1 2HT)

The Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health and HIV organisation providing information, training and support across the South West. Services can be provided to people in a location convenient to them, it is not necessary to travel to the Eddystone head office. Please call for details. We offer:

Venue

CGL
43 Longsmith Street
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2HT

Contact

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Telephone: 01752 254406
Telephone: 0800 328 3508

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 Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health and HIV organisation providing information, training and support across the South West. Services can be provided to people in a location convenient to them, it is not necessary to travel to the Eddystone head office. Please call for details. We offer:

• Rapid HIV community testing (in Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon, Torbay, Somerset and Gloucestershire)

• Pre- and post-test discussion

• Emotional and practical support to people affected by HIV

• Support with housing and money issues

• Outreach

• Advocacy

• Counselling & therapies

• Access to hardship funding

• Safer sex resources

• Group work and one-to-one advice and support on safer sex

• Condoms by post and condoms in key venues

• Information and training on HIV and sexual health

• Consultancy and organisational development

Chief Executive Officer: Mags Davies [mags@eddystone.org.uk]

Director of Operations: Andrew Evans [andrew@eddystone.org.uk]

Business Administration Manager: Vannessa Jones [vannessa@eddystone.org.uk]

Appointments & drop-in times

Please call 0800 328 3508 / 01752 254406 for details of your nearest drop in or appointment service; various services operate across the area – see website for details of drop in, HIV rapid testing and peer support.

HIV Rapid Community Testing

HIV testing for all.

Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma all provide testing. Regular places include:

Gloucester – every Tuesday at 43 Longsmith Street; 5.30-7.30pm

Plymouth – every Thursday at Wellbeing Suite, Plymouth University; 5.30-7.30pm

Plymouth – 2nd Tuesday of month at Manticore Sauna; 2.00-5.30pm

Taunton – 2nd Thursday of every month at Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton; 4.30-6.30pm

We also deliver testing when you want it, so please call our office to arrange a time and venue that is suitable for you.

HIV support services

Advocacy, emotional and practical support offered to all affected by HIV in Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Somerset and Gloucestershire. From welfare benefits to adherence support, living well courses, peer support, housing and money support, access to counselling and therapies and more.

Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma are all here to help.

Mon to Fri, we will support you at evenings and weekends with prior arrangement.

HIV outreach prevention services

Outreach aimed at most at risk groups in many venues and public sex environments across Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. Regular partnership working with Police and other key agencies. Sexual Health Outreach Project (SHOP) with street-based sex workers in Plymouth.

Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma are all here to help.

SHOP – Friday evenings; MSM outreach – various times, call for details.

HIV outreach in GUM clinics

Outreach work at Sexual Health clinics in Plymouth, Torbay Hospital, Exeter WIC, Barnstaple Hospital, Gloucester Care Services (Hope House) and at various sites across Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Services sites (SWISH).

Training & professional development

Accredited training and CPD delivered by qualified experienced trainers aimed at a range of health and social care professionals. See website for training details or our Eventbrite page.

Registered charity number

1078268


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The Eddystone Trust (GL1 2HT)
CGL
Gloucestershire, GL1 2HT
United Kingdom