The Condom Shop!
Every condom sold helps TVPS support people affect by HIV.
TVPS News - What we've been up to in Berkshire
Please note that TVPS offices will be closed over the bank holidy weekend, reopening on Tuesday 18th April.
Children in Need Funding
We are absolutley over the moon to announce that, in it's first funding round of 2017, BBC Children in Need has announced a new grant of £113,567 to TVPS. The three year grant helps us to provide support for young people affected by HIV in Berkshire. The funding will help facilitate peer group sessions, provide action plans that inspire young people to achieve their goals, advocate for services, ensure that HIV is kept on the youth agenda at a local level and support families coming to terms with diagnosis.
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Merry Christmas & a happy new year!
It's almost Christmas and we want to make sure you are prepared, so we're giving away a months supply of condoms! All you need to do is e-mail 'Oh dear santa' to email@example.com, along with your name and address and we'll enter you into the draw.
The competition is only open to residents of Berkshire, UK and entries close on 16th December. Prize eqautes to 31 condoms.
World Aids Day
Thursday December 1st is World Aids Day. Every year we ask the people of Berkshire to get involved and help us 'make the town red' to show support for people affected by HIV. You can either wear red clothing or wear a red ribbon, so get involved this World Aids Day, let's make Berkshire red!
National HIV Testing Week
19th-25th of Novermber is National HIV Testing Week! We're off around Berkshire putting on extra testing sessions to cope with the huge demand that we always see. Below is a timetable of when we are in which areas and all you need to do is get in touch to book.
We are looking for a volunteer willing to cook for our lovely service users at our Slough drop-in centre on a Tuesday and Thursday 11am-1pm. You'll be catering for around 15 people producing simple, home cooked, food. We're looking for someone friendly who can help us recreate a lovely homely atmosphere, that many of our service users do not have.
We will do the shopping for you and help with meal planning. We'll also reimburse travel expenses and pay for your DBS check.
If you're interested, get in touch! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 01628 603400
Garden Volunteer Day
The fantastic people from ViiV Healthcare generously gave their time to clear our, rather over grown, garden. As you can see from the 'before and after' photo, it looks fantastic! A huge thank you from everyone at TVPS.
Reading Pride 2016
We had an absolute blast at Reading Pride on Saturday. Although the weather was pretty damp, we didn't let that stop us, our team worked really hard giving out advice, information and just under 1,000 free condoms!
We're already looking forward to next year.
TVPS Lottery 'Win'!
We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, has awarded TVPS funding over 3 years to undertake a life-changing project that hopes to reduce isolation and the stigma that surrounds HIV.
'Positive Futures' will see a volunteer mentor paired up with a person who has lived with HIV for a number of years. The mentor will help broaden the lives of long term diagnosed people, helping them learn a new skill, attending a class together or just having a cup of tea. The volunteer mentor, in turn, will learn about what it's like to live with HIV, reducing the stigma that surrounds the virus. if you can spare the time and would like to make a real difference to someone's life, get in touch!
Volunteer mentors will be given training, be DBS checked and required to give an hour of time a week. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer mentor, send us an e-mail - email@example.com
Waitrose - Community Matters
We wanted to say a huge thank you to Waitrose in Maidenhead for selecting TVPS as one of the local organisations to be supported through their Community Matters scheme and also a big thank you to everyone who chose to put their green token in our section. The £200 that has been donated will enable us to continue our peer support programme, which is a life-line for many of our service users.
The Condom Shop!
As your are all probably aware, we have suffered funding cuts, like many charities. We have decided to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start trying to bridge the funding gap, so may we present to you.... The Condom Shop! We have a fantastic range, low prices and they are posted in discreet packaging. All profits from the sale of condoms go to supporting people affected by HIV in Berkshire. So what are you waiting for, head on over there, get buying and get feeling awesome!
The Condom Shop
Women of Achievement Awards 2016
On Friday (11th March) we were very honored to attend the Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards 2016. TVPS CEO, Sarah Macadam, was nominated in the category of Women of Achievement in the Community. It was an inspiring day meeting so many women that make a real impact of the lives of others. Although Sarah didn't win her category, we are very proud of her and the nomination was well deserved.
For more information on the day and to see a list of winner - Get Reading
You are probably aware that some councils throughout the UK have cut the funding of HIV support services. We are working together with the National Aids Trust and other organisations to campaign against these cuts. You can read our take on the funding cuts or the stop HIV cuts website - blog - and see how you can get involved with the #'stopHIVcuts campaign.
Chemsex conversations at 56 Dean Street
Sarah & Jess from Afterparty (our chemsex advice and support service) headed to London to meet with Dave Stuart, Substance Use Lead at 56 Dean Street. The three met up to discuss chemsex and the services TVPS and 56 Dean Street offer. We love partnership working, especially with one of the countries leading chemsex experts!
More info about Afterparty
More info about 56 Dean Street
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