If you or someone you care for is living with HIV/AIDS which affects your everyday living, you may be able to get help from Adult Social Care.
To find out if we can help, we will talk with you about what you can do and what help you think you need. We may be able to provide you with special equipment or adapt your home to help you live as independently as possible. To be eligible for equipment or adaptations you have to meet certain criteria. For more information on these criteria please see our How to get social care support page.
In Southampton, the following organisations provide support for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS:
Groundswell provides practical, home based support, befriending and advocacy for people living with or affected by HIV in Southampton and South West Hampshire as follows:-
- transport – for hospital visits and social outings
- friendship and support
- help with meals
- support for carers
- small financial grants
Groundswell is a voluntary group with a professionally trained volunteer team, and are happy to work alongside other agencies if a person wishes. Groundswell’s services are free and confidential. They accept self-referrals or referrals via any other source with a person’s permission. Contact will then be made by the client services manager who will arrange to meet the person to discuss their needs.
Further information on the Groundswell Trust, including their contact details, can be found by using the link below.
Positive Action has a centre in Southampton from which it provides a range of services, including counselling, complementary therapies, group activities, support and advice for people who are HIV positive and their families and carers. Details of their location and opening times can be obtained from the link below.
If you would like more information, advice or help with living with HIV/AIDS, please contact us using the details below.