Berkshire & North Hampshire
HIV Support Charity
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"Without this centre I wouldn't of had the life I have.
This place opened up doorways for so many people.
God bless this home away from home."
Mark TVPS service user
HIV support & testing in Berkshire & North Hampshire
We can help! We support individuals and provide training and a number of other services.
We survive on donations, grants and volunteers. If you can help, let us know!
We provide a great support system to people that really do need it, and we can’t do it without your help!
Are you, or someone you are close to, newly diagnosed? If so, please don’t panic!
Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS) has been supporting people affected by HIV across Berkshire since 1985. With centres in Slough and Reading, and a virtual support service in North Hampshire, our support is vital due to the high prevalence of HIV in our counties. Our work encompasses HIV support, awareness, prevention and testing.
News from tvps HQ
Today was a special day. We got to spend some time with the family of a much loved member of the TVPS family, that sadly passed away 12 years ago. Val Lyness joined TVPS through our buddy scheme, back in the early 90’s, supporting many positive people through the most difficult of times. She stayed with TVPS for many years, joining our board of trustees and becoming our Chair. She was a such an important person to helping shape what TVPS is today and we are so grateful for all the time and love she gave.
David and Jenny, Val’s brother and sister visited our Slough centre and made a generous donation of £7000 on behalf of Val. We are beyond grateful and the funds will help us continue our vital peer support programme, or ‘buddy scheme’, as Val would have known it
“Val & I volunteered at TVPS from the early 90s for many years together . Val played a key role in TVPS starting like me as a buddy supporting those with HIV with a short life expectancy, to fund raising and then Chair for many years with me as Vice Chair
Val was always caring, and supportive to the people she helped. As Chair she was always client focused and ensured charity law was upheld. She was a great teacher for me and the team helping us keep up to date with the changing face of HIV from her work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Val was sadly taken from us far too soon, so I am so pleased 12 years on after we lost her, her legacy lives on and the generous donation from her and her brother David & sister Jenny will be used to continue client support Val was so passionate about.” – Sean Wheeler, TVPS Chair