Support for children with HIV

Social Services and a number of voluntary organisations work with families where a member is HIV positive to deal with any immediate problems you may have. For further information, contact your local Social Services office (Access Team) tel (01273) 295555

Voluntary groups

  • Barnardo's Positive Options
    Barnardo's Planning Scheme offers parents who are HIV positive or living with other life threatening illnesses the opportunity to plan for their children's future care, exploring options such as fostering, care by friends and relatives or adoption and giving high priority to the wishes of the child.
  • Children with AIDS Charity  assists children and their families to lead as near normal a life as possible.
  • Grandma's ( is a church based organisation which aims to provide practical help to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.