The Giving Card welcomes the National Aids Trust as a participating charity
The Giving Card http://www.thegivingcard.co.uk is delighted to welcome the National Aids Trust (NAT) as one of its participating charities.
NAT is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. They provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. They champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.
All of the NAT’s work is focussed on achieving four strategic goals:
• Effective HIV prevention in order to halt the spread of HIV
• Early diagnosis of HIV through ethical, accessible and appropriate testing
• Equity of access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV
• Eradication of HIV-related stigma and discrimination
They believe they make the most lasting and positive impact on the greatest number of lives by changing attitudes, behaviour, decisions and policies – and seek to influence those whose actions have the biggest impact on the lives of people affected by HIV in the UK.
They listen to people living with, and affected by, HIV and those who support them and put the needs and rights of HIV positive people at the heart of everything they do.
They pride themselves on being independent and evidence-based. They are committed to partnership working and work in a collaborative and productive manner with a range of partner organisations to share experience and knowledge and make the greatest collective difference.
To achieve their goals they focus on six workstreams:
Securing political will, commitment and resources for HIV prevention based on need, as well as encouraging and facilitating innovative and evidence-based interventions.
2. Health and social care
Informing and influencing policy and decision makers at all levels to ensure that the needs of people living with HIV are understood and fully met through long-term strategies, management systems and the delivery of health and social care.
3. Poverty and social disadvantage
Identifying and addressing the needs of people living with, and at risk of, HIV which relate to poverty and social disadvantage.
4. The law, human rights and discrimination
Ensuring that the rights of people living with HIV are upheld and the law is framed and implemented to protect and promote the rights of people living with HIV.
5. Public awareness and the media
Increasing media coverage of HIV and encouraging accurate, supportive and non-discriminatory coverage. Increasing public awareness of HIV, NAT and the needs of people living with HIV and increasing public support.
6. Developing networks and building capacity
Building NAT’s resources and capacity to deliver their strategic aims by developing strategic partnerships and effective networks and investing in appropriate systems, processes, skills and relationships.
Find out more by visiting http://www.nat.org.uk and see how you can support the National Aids Trust.