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HIV Team - Useful contacts
Services in Birmingham
Please see below for a brief guide to the services available in Birmingham for people living with HIV, their partners, family and carers.
For more details on the Adults and Communities HIV Team, please see the HIV Teams FAQ..
If you wish to contact the team for further information, details are as follows:
The HIV Team
33b Hubert Road
Birmingham B26 6DX
Phone: 0121 303 1002.
Clinical Services - HIV Testing and Treatment
Contact Maxine Owen, Clinical Nurse Specialist on 0121 424 3359
or the health advisers on 0121 426 1316, 0121 426 1366 or 0121 426 3213.
Selly Oak Hospital
Contact the clinic team for treatment advice on 0121 204 1700.
For HIV tests please contact the Whittall Street Clinic on 0121 237 5700.
Paediatric Unit Heartlands Hospital
Contact Yvonne Heath, Paediatric HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist, West Midlands Region on 07976 650 598.
Welfare Benefit and Debt Advice Service, Birmingham City Council
Phone Raj Duggal, Debt Advice Worker, on 077669 23240.
Gives welfare benefit and debt advice work, at three sessions every week:
- Monday at Abplus
- Wednesday at Terrence Higgins Trust
- Thursday morning at Freshwinds.
Contact the relevant agency for an appointment (see Voluntary Agencies below).
If you need urgent advice and cannot get to one of the session above, please leave a message with the agency for Raj Duggal who will return your call,.
If Raj is on leave you can refer yourself to the main Debt Advice Team advice line on 0121 303 2087. They will deal with your query promptly and and pass it on to Raj Duggal to follow up on her return.
All calls are treated in confidence.
Specialist Social Workers
Heartlands Hospital: phone 0121 424 1622
Selly Oak Hospital: phone 0121 627 8677
West Midlands Regional Haemophilia Unit,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital: phone 0121 627 2353.
Abplus - Drop in Centre
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10.30 - 3.30 and Thursday 4.00 - 8.00
Phone 0121 622 6471.
Services: One to one support, peer support groups, referral and appointment for welfare benefit and debt advice worker and complementary therapies.
Adullam Homes Housing Association - Adcare Project
Phone: 0121 445 8024.
Services: Supported Housing project working with people living with HIV who are Adullam and non-Adullam tenants (outreach support).
Barnardo's - SOFAH Project
Phone: 0121 212 2855.
Services: Support for families affected by HIV that includes one to one work and social group activities for parents and children.
Project workers also link directly with the the Paediatric Team at Heartlands and are currently supporting parents on disclosure issues as well as delivering an 8 week programme in conjunction with the FPA on talking to children about sex and sexual health matters.
Phone: 0121 415 6670.
Services: Offers holistic assessments and access to a wide range of complementary therapies and integrative medicine for adults and children living with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses as well as individuals from socially excluded backgrounds.
Freshwinds also offers a range of advice and specific outreach support projects:
- Supporting People outreach programme for people living with HIV.
- BRO-SIS - An outreach project for African Caribbean people, raising awareness of sexual health issues.
- FINDA - Freshwinds Information and Disability Advice project offering specialist advice on a range of issues including advocacy, training, education and employment.
Terrence Higgins Trust (Midlands), Birmingham Office
Phone: 0121 694 6440.
Services: A wide range of services including Welfare Benefits and Immigration advice work via appointment and peer group support sessions for people living with HIV including the African community, parent and toddler groups and gay men's groups.
New Initiatives include a Positive Speakers Forum and Client Involvement Committee where people can have their say about services.
Adults and Communities HIV Team