Confidentiality is vital for our organisation to have the trust and respect of our service users. We will not tell anyone else about your HIV status unless you have given us permission to do so.
We understand that many people choose not to disclose their HIV status to anyone else, and that confidentiality is of the utmost importance. During your first appointment we will ask you to sign a confidentiality form, which demonstrates your commitment to confidentiality. All service users of George House Trust have signed this form and staff and volunteers have also signed a statement committing to everyone’s confidentiality also.
WHAT IF I AM WORRIED ABOUT SEEING SOMEONE I KNOW?
We understand that some people are concerned about coming to George House Trust because they might see someone that they know. It’s important to acknowledge these feelings as they are real, but it is just as important to make sure that your feelings do not prevent you accessing the support that you need. George House Trust is a charity that provides services for people living with HIV; if you see someone you know accessing our services, it means that they are also living with HIV. They will have signed and understood the confidentiality statement. You do not have to speak to the person if you choose not to and they should understand why you are doing this.
WHAT IF I KNOW A MEMBER OF STAFF?
Everyone involved at George House Trust has signed the confidentiality statement. If you know a particular member of staff or volunteer we can arrange it so that you work with someone else who you don’t know and no-one will be offended if you ask to do this
You can speak in confidence to an adviser at George House Trust. If you would like to do so, telephone us or your can book an appointment quickly and securely online.