First Point Access & the Metro Centre: Gateway to Services in South London
Monday 12th April, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Metro Centre has been running for twenty years providing services in south east London, with an organisational history going back a further ten years. They now provide Pan-London services with a focus on boroughs through the South London HIV Partnership (SLHP) (i.e. South of the River: Greenwich/Bexley/Lewisham/Bromley/Southwark/Lambeth/Wandsworth/Croydon/Merton/Sutton/Kingston & Richmond). The South London HIV Partnership includes The Metro Centre, Terrence Higgins Trust(THT), NAM, Meganexus, NAW Solutions and a range of other organisations in South London, working together to make it easier for you to get information, advice and support as and when you need it. This partnership and related services are funded by South London NHS and Local Authority HIV Commissioners. Although you can note that Bromley is a non-contributing borough. The Metro Centre has offices in Greenwich and Vauxhall and also operates from other locations.
Jason Hale (First Point Access & Assessment Worker) and Robert Wisniewski (First Point Opearations Co-ordinator) from the Metro Centre, are visiting to tell us all about the First Point Access programme, a two and a half-year SLHP commissioned programme, which began in October 2009, acting as a gateway to finding services in South London.