Renaissance UK are delighted to announce we have been successful in securing the ‘Lancashire HIV Support and Prevention Service’ commissioned by Lancashire County Council, with a start date of 1st October 2019 for a period of 3 years to 30th September 2022.

The Healthier Living service provided by Renaissance UK will give support to people diagnosed or waiting for a diagnosis of HIV in terms of their health, social, economic, emotional well-being. 

We will deliver outreach work in public sex environments promoting safer sex and HIV / BBV testing, this will be targeted at but not exclusive to working with men who have sex with men (including men who identify as gay or bisexual). 

We will deliver HIV testing and awareness in community settings and will proactively target resources to individuals from groups with higher rates of HIV infection and will work with partner agencies to promote other Blood Borne Virus (BBV) testing. 

We will offer a proactive and flexible service  and will respond effectively to changes in the evidence base and local and national developments.

The service manager, Shelley Mullarkey responded to the good news; 
“ We are very happy to be awarded this contract and to continue the role of the lead provider for the ‘Lancashire HIV Support and Prevention Service’. 
The charity is a leader in the delivery of HIV and Sexual Health outreach services and has worked hard over the last ten years to build a quality service for individuals at risk of or living with HIV, we involved our current and past service users in this application and they will be over the moon that the ‘Healthier Living’ service will continue to support them to live well with HIV. 
The service will continue to work collaboratively with health care services and primary care teams to ensure individuals can access the services they need without fear of stigma or discrimination and we will work hard to further grow the HIV peer network across Lancashire. 
We are also committed to the governments plan ‘For England to reach zero new HIV transmissions by 2030’ and will strive to achieve this by offering a high performing service that increases HIV testing in the area and supporting people to access PrEP”.

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