Well for Life Funding Success

Back to the Future 2017-2020

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Well for Life - formerly known as Derbyshire Positive Support - has been in existence for over 27 years, supporting people living with or affected by an HIV diagnosis. Initially it was financed by the National Health Service but in 2012 funding was devolved to local authorities. Like many charitable organisations Well for Life has struggled to maintain a sustainable future over the last four years and this has resulted in a significant decrease in the service available to the local community.

In February 2017 'Well for Life' was successful in a bid to the Big Lottery Fund and has been awarded £291,032 to run its three year 'Back to the Future' project in Derby and Derbyshire.

Pat Parry, chair of the Board of Trustees, said 'Despite the advances in medical science regarding the treatment of HIV, the shock of diagnosis must be a traumatic and life-changing event. At a time when HIV diagnosis has reached a record high in Derby city, this funding will enable the charity to meet the new increased demand with a full time commitment and will substantially increase the quality of that support .'

The new funding will be targeted at:

  • Facilitating individuals infected/affected by HIV to lead independent and self-sustaining lives.
  • Enable such individuals to move forward toward a positive lifestyle.
  • Reduce the effects of isolation in those people living with HIV and tackle the stigma and discrimination that surrounds it
  • Ensure that beneficiaries of the service are completely cognisant of all other support available to them (welfare, medical and emotional)
  • Safeguard the Charity towards a sustainable future

For more information contact John Moore, Services Manager on 01332 204020.

Well for Life Community Health Hub

97C Empress Road Derby DE23 6TF

wellforlife@hotmail.com (in the process of changing to info@wflderby.org)

www.wellforlife.org.uk (in the process of changing to www.wflderby.org)