Have your say on HIV Care and Support services in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham

We want to improve HIV services across Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and want to hear your thoughts on our current and future services. Share your views by completing our short survey. You can also speak to us about the review in confidence by emailing us. The consultation is open from 13 June to 31 July 2022.

Open date: Monday, 13 June 2022 at 1.00pm Close date: Sunday, 31 July 2022 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Category:
  • Adult social care and health

Please note this consultation is closed

Purpose

The needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) has changed, therefore, the response to meeting the support needs of PLHIV needs to change too. The impact of Covid and the cost of living crisis means there is building pressure on public services due to rising need and increased financial pressures within the NHS and local councils.

Why we're having this important conversation

While there is still no cure for HIV, there are treatments to enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life. The number of HIV related deaths in the UK is now very low and the number of people living with HIV has therefore grown significantly.

HIV has become an episodic condition like many other long-term conditions. There is a range of good quality advice, advocacy and counselling services across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham that already provide support and advice to people living with HIV who choose to use them rather than the specialist services.  We intend to ensure that these services are more accessible and that PLHIV feel confident about using them to get their needs met.

How to respond

We would like to hear your views on the review by completing the short survey below that applies to you/your situation:

HIV Care and Support Services Survey - People Living with HIV and their families  

HIV Care and Support Services Survey - Residents

You can also speak to us in confidence, please contact us by email on sexualhealth@lambeth.gov.uk

We aim to have the end of consultation report added within 4 weeks of the consultation closing.  Thank you for taking part.