An initial assessment is carried out which includes a risk assessment. Following this process a client will be either accepted or declined. If accepted a support plan will be completed to ascertain support needs. If a client is declined a reason will be provided and advice about other organisations that may be better placed to support the individual will be provided.
One to one Support – We provide person centred support tailored to an individual needs. This means that individuals have their own identity, needs, wishes and choice. One size does not work when it comes to providing support. Each individual will be supported to make choices about their sexual health and wellbeing. A person’s wellbeing may include their sense of hope, confidence and self- esteem, their ability to communicate their wants and needs and to connect with others.
Our approach uses the idea that everyone has an inner wish to fulfil their personal potential. We accept everyone for who they are, seeing them as positive and capable of making their own decisions and choices. We will work with individuals to identify strengths and abilities supporting them to look at what they can do for themselves. Our client support plan focusses on what is important to individuals what they can do for themselves including family and friend support they have.
Our holistic support provides general advice and guidance around sexual health and wellbeing including STI’s and how to protect oneself, emotional support, signposting, advocacy and support to appointments. We help with building confidence and as a result individuals develop positive relationships, promoting social inclusion and independence. Our aim is to support and motivate and empower our clients to make some necessary changes and to do things for themselves within an agreed timescale. Regular reviews of personal plans will be take place. We will provide short motivational sessions including self- motivation, and confidence building. We will encourage and facilitate involvement with local community groups and other social activities. HIV and the law – As part of our support package we will ensure individuals understand the law. This includes how to avoid being prosecuted for HIV transmission.