Terence Higgins Trust Scotland

Response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland:

Another focus of support during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the limited access to health and care, particularly for those with long-term needs.

Terrence Higgins Trust, on a usual basis, focuses on supporting those living with HIV and providing a platform to share their voices. They also help people achieve good sexual health. However, during COVID-19, a range of support and structures have been put in place to ensure people are continuing to be supported.

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Specifically, for those living in the Glasgow region, including suburbs and connected counties, practical support is being offered such as;

  • Collection and delivery of essential prescription medication
  • Distribution of emergency food supplies
  • Provision of hygiene, sanitary and sexual health products
  • Assistance with fuel poverty
  • Support with technology and digital access

As well as continue to sell free HIV home test kits, as part of the COVID-19 response, free kits are available for certain regions covered by NHS Health Boards, including Fife, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Arran and Tayside. They also provided a location search tool to see if free kits could still be accessed by other providers, particularly for those who would struggle to pay for a BioSure kit.

More information can be found at https://www.tht.org.uk/our-work/about-our-charity/scotland/covid-19-emergency-support