Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Access to housing for people who are HIV+

This month, I met up with staff from Waverley Care to discuss the housing needs of homeless people who are HIV positive and who are seeking asylum. 

Without provision of a roof over their head, asylum seekers with HIV are sleeping rough, suffering hunger, and experiencing spiralling health issues. There is a need to establish pathways to enable housing providers to prioritise access to homeless accommodation for asylum seekers who are HIV positive due to their specific vulnerability. This is a public health issue.

 Meeting with staff at Waverley Care.

I was informed about research, "They Call Me You Are Aids" which details the stories of asylum seekers who are HIV positive. It provides key recommendations and a copy is available at: 

Useful link: Waverley Care Glasgow - http://www.waverleycare.org/contact-us/office-contacts/glasgow/

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