Thames Valley Positive Support
For more than 30 years the team at TVPS has worked hard to make a significant difference to people living with HIV across Berkshire. Originally an amalgamation of several different HIV support groups in the area, TVPS now stands proudly as the only HIV charity in Berkshire. Our work spans prevention, testing and post-diagnosis support.
Our core purpose:
• To provide emotional and practical support to those living with, or affected by, the virus and to empower them to achieve a full and rewarding life.
• To increase the level of testing to ensure people know their HIV status and to avoid late diagnosis.
• To increase awareness and information so new infections can be prevented.
A positive diagnosis can be a stressful experience and we are here to provide information, reassurance and support in a totally confidential and supportive environment.Find out more
Free testing in Slough
This has had an impact on my son’s learning, but also on his behaviour as well as he does not get frustrated all the time. I have also realised the food we ate did not help as we had takeaway on most nights, but now I cook fresh meals which has had health benefits for both me and my child as we are starting to lose weight.
Mother of a child that takes part in our Active Movement programme
I joined Eat4Health because I needed to lose weight and needed support to do so. I have tried other weight loss programmes in the past which would normally begin well but they never really taught me to change and do exercise they just told me what to eat and what not to eat but not why. I eat more fruit and vegetables and am more aware of my calorie intake and the need for physical activity. My blood pressure has lowered along with my BMI. I would recommend this service to others to make changes for life not just a few months.
Ali, Attendee of an Eat4Health programme
After joining a well-balance class, I feel more confident doing stairs. I found the exercises were suitable to my problem of bad balance. The instructors were very friendly, dedicated and ready to give one to one support anytime I need it.
Riffat, Attendee at a FallsFree4Life programme
I just came to do shopping at Asda and saw the S4H van. The thing that surprised me was being able to have an NHS Health Check in a van, which was good as it was a drop-in session, with no need to book an appointment. I am 43 so I had started to think about my health more. Having an NHS Health Check made me realise that I am not that active, so I am going to join a gym.
Suzanna, Attendee at an outreach session for her NHS Healthcheck
HIV in Slough
Slough has a higher than average prevalence of HIV than many major UK cities. This means there are more HIV positive people living in Slough than in many major cities including Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds, meaning our support services are vital in Slough.
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