HIV Team - Information for people from abroad
There are many support groups and resources available in Birmingham for people from abroad who are living with HIV / AIDS. Details of these services are outlined below.
African Community Council for the Regions
Based at the Freshwinds Centre.
Contact Dr Deng or Joseph Nibizi for information on the Community Care Team. They offer information, support and outreach work to African people attending clinics, colleges and universities on general and specific health care issues.
Phone: 0121 415 6770.
ARCH - Asylum Seeker and Refugee Centre for Health
Jyothi Sreekanta, Practice Manager
Lansdowne St Health Centre.
Phone: 0121 465 4297
Birmingham Asylum Seekers Health Outreach Team
The Health Outreach Team works with Asylum Seekers on personal health issues, accessing GPs and specialist health clinics and enabling access to information and support in the community.
Male outreach worker: Farhad Chermahini.
The team also works with families: contact Marian Evans (Team Manager and Health Visitor).
Victoria Medical Centre
229 Victoria Road
Phone: 0121 327 8901
British Refugee Council
(also known as Refugee Council West Midlands)
Phone: 0121 622 1515
The Kushinga Project
A new support group for African carers in Birmingham, organised by African Community Council for the Regions (ACCR). For details on group support / one-to-one support please contact Daisy Sawanhu-Malere on 0121 551 5334.
Refugee Integration Project
A service for refugees citywide. This centre offers an inter agency advice service by appointment only.
Agencies represented are: Midland Refugee Council, Connexions and Neighbourhood Advice
Benefits and Health Advice sessions from the BASHOT team.
Spoken languages available include Arabic, Kurdish, Dari or Farsi, Pushtu and Somali.
Wardlow Road Centre
Phone: 0121 464 2195
Terrence Higgins Trust
African services: Health promotion for African communities. Support services for African people living with HIV, newly diagnosed, enabling access to information, social and emotional support via face to face contact and a support group. Outreach work with voluntary, statutory and business agencies in Birmingham.
For more support group details, please see our support groups page.
Information and social support.
French speakers: Information, publications, advice and support in French for people living with HIV.
Phone: 0121 694 6440 / 6439 for more information or to make an appointment.