The Ernest Foundation

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This project aims to fill in the gap that National Health Service cannot fulfill by engaging with people in their respective social setting and reaching out to them in ways that is unattainable by conversional health professionals.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116823)

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    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

There are about 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV in South London. Most of these people are living in isolation and hard to reach and are less supported. Some have even lost their sense of living and confidence. Due to the stigma associated with HIV, these people do not know who to go to and seek help outside the medical help offered by the National Health Services. There are a lot more living with the disease who do not want to come out for support and treatment.

Solution

Organise four day-outs in settings away from home to enable members to interact. Organise 12 monthly meetings where members interact and discuss matters of mutual interest Organise six workshops and seminars on topics including medical/health, nutrition, immigration and psychiatry Hold on-going one-to-one counselling sessions Members call each other at any time 24/7 to discuss matters of mutual consent and generally encourage each other