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New NAT report: HIV social care in England

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Laura Dunkeyson
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New NAT report: HIV social care in England
Posted on: May 9 2012, 04:09 pm
Last edit: May 9 2012, 04:26 pm

NAT have published a report of the findings of our recent survey of local council HIV social care services.

We received responses from almost 100 local councils across the country, representing three-quarters of the funding provided by central Government under the 'HIV/AIDS Support' funding line in the Formula grant.

The results show that 39% of local councils are not spending all the funds allocated to them by central Government for HIV social care on these services, this is an increase from 14% in 2008 (when we carried out a similar survey).  However the survey did show that a good range of services are provided across the country, though some services are less frequently available than they were in the past.

The research also showed the increased barriers faced by people living with HIV trying to access support.  Over 80% of local councils now require people to meet an eligibility threshold of 'substantial' need in order to access services.

Download a copy of our report:  http://www.nat.org.uk/media/Files/Policy/2012/HIVSocialCareReport2012forweb.pdf

See what else we are doing on social care for people living with HIV: http://www.nat.org.uk/Our-thinking/Every-day-issues/Social-care.aspx

Many thanks
Laura Dunkeyson

Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer, NAT
laura.dunkeyson@nat.org.uk
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