- Healthy Hearts – Anyone wishing to improve their physical health
- Living Well – Self-funders
- NAZ Project – BME
- River House Resource Centre – Anyone
- Terence Higgins Trust – Anyone
- The Cara Trust – Anyone
- The Food Chain – Anyone
Free local community based health improvement sessions including weight management, healthy cookery classes and physical activity sessions. Patients need to be eligible to be referred i.e. deemed high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (e.g diabetic, HIV positive, erectile dysfunction, BMI > 30, TIAs, PVD, cardiovascular risk score of >10%). Self referral is accepted.
T: 020 3434 2500
Offers a wide range of health related services aimed at providing people with HIV with the skills they need to get the most out of life. Services include: counselling, wellbeing groups, peer support, art/hypno/yoga therapy, a self-management programme and support for the recently diagnosed. Free for residents of Brent, Ealing, Camden and Islington. Low-cost charges for those living in other areas.
A: St Charles Centre for Health, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ
T: 020 3137 3373
Offers a range of support services to people with HIV – specialising in ethnic minorities, especially Asian, African, Vidas, Muslim and Latina.
Helps with immigration/ asylum issues, social issues, goal setting as well as offering relationship and disclosure advice. Offers casework, support groups and workshops.
A: 30 Blacks Road London W6 9DT
T: 020 8741 1879
River House Resource Centre
A community centre based in Hammersmith, open to anyone living with HIV and living in London. Proof of diagnosis and address will be required (see website for details).
They provide a large and diverse range of services aimed at supporting people in all aspects of their physical, medical and emotional well being. These include services such as nursing advice, counselling, benefits and legal advice, complementary therapies and educational courses, plus a delicious meal each week day. They also offer befriending and advocacy services.
A: River House, Furnival Gardens, off Rutland Grove, London W6 9DJ
T: 020 8753 5190 or 07763 768 345/6
Terence Higgins Trust
Online advice about sexual health and living with HIV. Online tools to help manage medications and track blood results. Information about how to stay healthy, as well as support with social issues.
Free online counselling and community forums.
T: 0808 802 1221
The Cara Trust
Cara Trust provides social welfare and health information services for people with HIV, particularly as they grow into older age. Key services include:
- Specialist housing support – including Home Share matching.
- Weekly social activities
- Expert seminars on HIV & Ageing issues
- One-to-one Buddies for older people
- African peer support project
- Small grants casework & advocacy
- Expert social workers
- Food bank
A: 240 Lancaster Road, London W11 4AH
T: 020 7243 6147
The Food Chain
The Food Chain exists to ensure people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, independent lives. They deliver meals and groceries, offer cookery and nutrition classes and communal eating opportunities to people living with HIV in London and their dependents.
T: 020 7843 1800