Following the closure of the Macfarlane Trust, we're supporting those living with and affected by HIV as a result of the Contaminated Blood Scandal.
Presently, we're offering the following:
We provide practical information, emotional support and help with form filling on a number of matters such as regional Inflected Blood Support Scheme applications, and signposting/referral into local services to meet your current needs.
Counselling and psychotherapy
We can provide access to a free talking therapies service. Counselling support includes dealing with the trauma of past events and arising out of the current Infected Blood Public Inquiry. Initially you will be provided with up to 24 sessions of therapy.
Advice and general support
- Our telephone helpline THT Direct offers expert practical support for living with HIV including welfare and benefits advice. Call us on 0808 802 1221, which is free from all UK landlines and most major mobile networks, and it won’t appear on your telephone bill.
- Our well-established and successful Work Positive programme, available online, can assist with gaining new skills and help returning to work or finding a new direction after a period of ill-health.
- My Community Forum is a platform that can connect you with the UK’s largest community network for people living with HIV.
Developing our services for former Macfarlane Trust beneficiaries
We're engaging and working with our service users to develop services that are designed for and led by you. If you would like to join our Macfarlane user engagement group or contribute to this work in any way, please contact us.