Peer Action is Brighton’s volunteer led HIV support group, and provides over 300 events each year to around 450 people to promote emotional and physical well-being, raise awareness and assist in the reduction of social isolation and exclusion for those affected by HIV in Brighton, Sussex and the surrounding areas.
Peer Action is a registered charity run entirely voluntarily by Peers for Peers with no paid staff or offices with the motto “for everyone affected by HIV”. They organise over four events a week for a variety of interests from monthly wellbeing therapy days to regular social events. They encourage peers to take part in their events and all of their events are subsidised however income should not be a barrier and additional subsidy may be available on request.
Speaking about the importance of Brighton’s Pride’s fundraising for The Rainbow Fund, the HIV support group said “Peer Action receives between £5,000 and £7,500 a year from The Rainbow Fund which covers half of our costs for physical alternative therapies and allows us to fund half of the 700 individual sessions a year. Last year we were given help with our core costs at a time when other funding sources were reducing the amount they gave which enabled us to keep operating”.
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