Could you tell your own story to raise awareness of the facts of living with HIV?
A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join our ‘Positively Speaking’ Project. We are seeking applications from people living with HIV who are prepared to talk about their experiences of living with HIV.
You will attend training, delivered at George House Trust, where you will be supported to develop your own unique story in preparation for sharing your experiences with different groups of people. Some examples of groups we have worked with so far are school children and young people, medical professionals and professional networks.
As a Positive Speaker you will play a vital role in raising awareness of HIV and challenging HIV-related stigma. George House Trust is commited to ensuring that the Undetectable = Untransmittable message reaches and is understood by the widest possible audience. We need your help to spread this message. This volunteer role is flexible so can work around your other commitments.
LIFE COACHING WITH RESULT CIC AT GEORGE HOUSE TRUST
We are currently offering life coaching at George House Trust. The coaching is being provided by Result CIC as part of an Awards for All grant from the Lottery Community Fund.
You will be assigned a life coach who through a series of focussed conversations, will enable you to think about your current situation, decide what you want and then support you to take the necessary steps to get there.
You will work one-on-one with your life coach and sessions can be done at George House Trust, over the phone or using Skype.
You can have up to 10 sessions.
To find out more, email Joshua or call 0161 274 4499.
Please note, this service is provided by Result CIC not George House Trust
THE GREATER MANCHESTER UK AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT TRAIL
Inspired by the 2019 Global World AIDS Day theme ‘Communities make the Difference’, we are delighted and proud to announce an exhibition of panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt in locations across Greater Manchester in the run up to World AIDS Day, December 1st 2019.
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique and powerful historical and social artefact and an irreplaceable piece of HIV history. It tells the stories of people lost to the virus in the early days of the HIV epidemic in the UK. Loved ones are honoured and remembered in panels made by partners, friends and families. This is the first time any of the Quilt panels have been exhibited in Greater Manchester since 2007.
The Greater Manchester UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail will run from 25th November until 1st December at various venues. A launch event will take place at HOME, Manchester on 25th November at 6.30pm.
Each venue will display a panel from the Quilt. Each panel measures 12 foot x 12 foot (3.6m x 3.6m)
Since the virus was identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV-related illnesses. Nearly 37 million people are living with HIV today with over 101,000 of those in the UK.
Despite huge medical advances in treatment, HIV remains a highly stigmatised medical condition. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to remember those lost to HIV globally, to raise awareness and to educate people about HIV today.
Neal Sharpe, Joint Interim Executive Director, George House Trust, says:
"We believe that the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt can be used as a key resource to raise levels of awareness about HIV. By personalising those who have died from HIV related illnesses and by presenting information about people living with HIV today, we hope to break down barriers and challenge the stigma that still affects the lives of many people living with HIV.”
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail leads up to the Greater Manchester World AIDS Day Vigil which takes place on Sunday 1st December at 6pm in Sackville Gardens, the site of the Beacon of Hope, Manchester’s memorial to those lost to HIV/AIDS.
George House Trust is coordinating and delivering the Greater Manchester UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail for the PaSH (Passionate about Sexual Health) Partnership as part of Greater Manchester’s World AIDS commemorations.
The PaSH Partnership is a collaboration between George House Trust, BHA for Equality and LGBT Foundation.
We have been busy planning for World AIDS Day with our PaSH partners and can confirm that The World AIDS Day Candlelit Procession and Vigil will be held in Sackville Gardens on Sunday December 1st from 6pm to 7pm.
The global theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is ‘Communities make the difference’.
We will be out in force with collecting tins on the streets of Manchester over the World AIDS day weekend. We need lots of volunteers to help raise as much money as we can, so if you would like to volunteer to help with street collections over the weekend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are approaching the end of the annual Stigma Survey for people living with HIV. The study aims to identify how people living with HIV in the UK experience HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and to describe how stigma affects their daily lives.
Manchester artist Jordan Roberts is looking for participants to take part in an exciting new art project focusing on the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are living with HIV.
The project involves having a portrait taken and a letter writing exercise.
The work will be exhibited publicly but both portraits and letters can be anonymised as much as the participant likes with the full support of the artist.
A workshop for participants to have portraits taken and to work on writing letters will take place on Sunday 17th November from 1pm at Partisan, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, M4 4FY (near Victoria Train Station).
The letter writing portion of the workshop will be facilitated by award-winning playwright Nathaniel Hall.