The project provides housing related support to assist people living with HIV in maintaining independent living.
The support provided aims to help prevent problems that might lead to tenancy breakdown and homelessness. Body Positive’s supporting people service is intended for people living with HIV and will focus on people living in North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham). The service provides housing related support, aimed at developing or sustaining an individual’s capacity to live independently.
The support will be tailored to an individual’s assessed needs and may include the following:
- Homeless/at risk of
- Support to maintain tenancy
- Accessing support to set up a home
- Support in developing life and domestic skills/opportunities
- Support with budgeting, finances and benefit claims
- Accessing services and other community organisations
- Establishing social contacts and activities within local communities
- Establishing safety and security
- Impact of HIV on mental and physical health and wellbeing
- Support to live independently (Supporting people can’t provide support with washing, dressing, administering medication and feeding).
Anyone interested in receiving support should contact Body Positive as detailed above. If accepted onto the project, the client will work with the support worker to design a support plan to meet identified needs, meeting on a regular basis as agreed. The client worker will review progress against the plan on a regular basis.