The Healthy Living Centre, a Community Interest Company is a well-established, vibrant, developing social enterprise based in Aylesbury. The Organisation provides a variety of diverse health and wellbeing services and provisions to areas of high need and deprivation in Buckinghamshire.
National Sexual Health & HIV Testing Week 2017
National Sexual Health & HIV Testing Week kicks off across Buckinghamshire on Saturday 18 November with a focus on getting local people to test and learn more about HIV, alongside a focus on Chlamydia testing.
Terrence Higgins Trust are leading on this campaign locally and adapting it for our local services and needs, working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Public Health.
What is being done in Buckinghamshire
There will be a campaign at Bucks New University on Tuesday 21 November, 12:30-6pm and the University of Buckingham on Wednesday 22 November 12:30-6pm offering students HIV and chlamydia testing on campus.
A press release will also go out encouraging local people across Buckinghamshire to get tested and directing them to the SH Bucks website to find their nearest bSHaW clinic, who will be offering free, fast and confidential testing throughout the week.
The Sexual Health Bucks website will be updated throughout the week with imagery and local updates, and @PHBucks will be tweeting, so please do retweet, raise awareness, and direct as many people as possible to the SH Bucks website throughout the week. For national campaign updates visit https://www.startswithme.org.uk/
World AIDS Day 2017
Everyone should have received the invite for the red themed World AIDS Day Tea Party on the 1st December (see invitation attached). We would be delighted to have you come along, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be held at The Healthy Living Centre, Aylesbury between 1:30 and 3:30pm.
It will include hearing from a Positive Voices speaker sharing lived experience of HIV and a drama production showing ongoing stigma.
Noel Brown, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Community Engagement & Public Health will also be saying a few words.
Why it’s important:
• Around 13% of people living with HIV in the UK, don’t know they have it
• If caught early, treatment can stop you getting seriously ill
• If caught early, treatment can help you live as long as someone who is HIV free
• If caught early, treatment will prevent you passing on HIV to others
• The sooner you’re diagnosed, the quicker you can access treatment
• The only way to know whether you have HIV, is to get tested
• 43% of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Bucks in 2016 were diagnosed late
The Sexual Health Bucks website will be the focal point for this campaign. Please do check back to www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk for updates, news and photos.
For those who would like to support World Aids Day on 1st December, please display the red ribbon next to your name on your signature and include the #SeeRed strapline below.
New Tuition Class Starting in January 2018
We now have a new tuition programme, which is a junior course in French. An exciting and fun programme for children 8-11 on Tuesday’s 4pm until 5pm. Register for limited places starting in January 2018. Please contact Louisa on email@example.com or call 01296 334562 for more information