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AIDSline West Midlands funding


During the time that Trevor was Chair, the group began negotiations for three quarters of a million pounds; was seen as the main organisation, able to deliver and therefore got the money. They had three paid workers, a training group, and a buddying group and carried on with the phone counselling. They went into schools and set up training for health service staff on LGB awareness and AIDS awareness. Trevor was amazed at the amount of ignorance! “We were a voluntary agency providing the training for health professionals!” They had originally worked from volunteers’ houses and had training days at Springfield Medical Centre in Selly Oak, but the funding enabled a move to on the corner of the High Street, opposite the Police Station, where they were based for the next 4- 5 years. Several years after Trevor had ceased to be involved, it folded due to lack of funding and other factors.

Contributed by: Trevor Sword, 50

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