Phone
01752 254406
0800 3283508
Main Address
Room E18 first floor, Flook House, Station Road. Taunton, TA1 1BT [show on map]
Main Address
Wat Tyler House, King William Street, Exeter, EX4 6PD [show on map]
Country
United Kingdom [ View Country Profile ]
Description
The Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health and HIV organisation providing information, training and support across the South West. Services can be provided to people in a location convenient to them, it is not necessary to travel to the Eddystone head office. Please call for details. We offer:
• Rapid HIV community testing (in Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon, Torbay, Somerset and Gloucestershire)
• Pre- and post-test discussion
• Emotional and practical support to people affected by HIV
• Support with housing and money issues
• Outreach
• Advocacy
• Counselling & therapies
• Access to hardship funding
• Safer sex resources
• Group work and one-to-one advice and support on safer sex
• Condoms by post and condoms in key venues
• Information and training on HIV and sexual health
• Consultancy and organisational development
Chief Executive Officer: Mags Davies [mags@eddystone.org.uk]
Director of Operations: Andrew Evans [andrew@eddystone.org.uk]
Business Administration Manager: Vannessa Jones [vannessa@eddystone.org.uk]
Appointments & drop-in times
Please call 0800 328 3508 / 01752 254406 for details of your nearest drop in or appointment service; various services operate across the area - see website for details of drop in, HIV rapid testing and peer support.
HIV Rapid Community Testing
HIV testing for all.
Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma all provide testing. Regular places include:
Gloucester – every Tuesday at 43 Longsmith Street; 5.30-7.30pm
Plymouth – every Thursday at Wellbeing Suite, Plymouth University; 5.30-7.30pm
Plymouth – 2nd Tuesday of month at Manticore Sauna; 2.00-5.30pm
Taunton – 2nd Thursday of every month at Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton; 4.30-6.30pm
We also deliver testing when you want it, so please call our office to arrange a time and venue that is suitable for you.
HIV support services
Advocacy, emotional and practical support offered to all affected by HIV in Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Somerset and Gloucestershire. From welfare benefits to adherence support, living well courses, peer support, housing and money support, access to counselling and therapies and more.
Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma are all here to help.
Mon to Fri, we will support you at evenings and weekends with prior arrangement.
HIV outreach prevention services
Outreach aimed at most at risk groups in many venues and public sex environments across Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. Regular partnership working with Police and other key agencies. Sexual Health Outreach Project (SHOP) with street-based sex workers in Plymouth.
Tracey, Dana, Orion, Terri, Fiona, James, Annie, Mark, Jamie, Naomi & Gemma are all here to help.
SHOP - Friday evenings; MSM outreach - various times, call for details.
HIV outreach in GUM clinics
Outreach work at Sexual Health clinics in Plymouth, Torbay Hospital, Exeter WIC, Barnstaple Hospital, Gloucester Care Services (Hope House) and at various sites across Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Services sites (SWISH).
Training & professional development
Accredited training and CPD delivered by qualified experienced trainers aimed at a range of health and social care professionals. See website for training details or our Eventbrite page.
Registered charity number
1078268
Languages spoken
English
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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