PEOPLE-centred services are the way forward as Gloucestershire County Council signs a new contract for HIV prevention and support services.

The Eddystone Trust took over HIV prevention services yesterday (Tuesday) and the continued support for local people living with the condition.

Following a tender exercise last year, the Trust was selected to deliver a wide range of services in Gloucestershire which includes HIV prevention, testing for HIV in community settings, social care for people living with HIV and support for carers.

The changes were made after the council’s Public Health team brought together several HIV related contracts which expired at the end of March.

People can drop in to the Eddystone Trust, in Gloucester, for peer support, pre and post test discussion and safer sex resources such as free condoms.

The trust will alsol be working throughout the whole county to deliver HIV prevention and services to people living with HIV in their own communities.

To make an appointment, call free phone 0800 328 3508 or visit