No cuts to HIV Support in Bristol.
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Bristol City Council have proposed deep cuts to HIV support services in the city. Cuts could lead to drastic reductions in the services offered by Bristol's own HIV charity, Brigstowe. Support services are a lifeline for people whose lives can be turned upside down and inside out by an HIV diagnosis, and what it means for their future.
At a time of growing infection rates in Bristol and low public knowledge and education, it is essential for people living with HIV to have somewhere safe, somewhere knowledgeable and somewhere they are cared about, to help them come to terms with their diagnosis, and help them back on a path to leading the kind of life they want to, without the fear of misinformation, stigma and discrimination they many face.
Doctors, professionals and those living with HIV agree that support services help those with HIV manage their condition, manage their health and manage their everyday lives. Join us in helping Bristol City Council to realise the same.
ACT up, Fight Back, and end cuts to support service that are essential, and not a luxury.
Sign the petition and send a message that Bristol wants to keep providing support services for people living with HIV.
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If you are a Bristol resident, you can also contribute to Bristol City Council's consultation on the cuts form here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/council-spending-performance/your-neighbourhood-consultation-2017
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