Challenging a brutal immigration system

Posted on: 24th August 2017

Next Monday marks two months since one of our particularly vulnerable members was deported to her native Nigeria while awaiting a decision on her application to remain in the UK…

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Quarterly Report – Q2 2017: Overview

Posted on: 2nd August 2017

Welcome message from Emma Colyer MBE, director of Body & Soul The second quarter of 2017 saw many new members join the Body & Soul community, stepping into a space…

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Quarterly Report – Q2 2017: Highlights

Posted on: 2nd August 2017

Highlights from the services Children Group Theraplay has now been incorporated into both the HIV and adoption programmes for our youngest members. It has been embedded into the circle time…

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Quarterly Report – Q1 2017: Overview

Posted on: 28th June 2017

Welcome message from Emma Colyer MBE, Director of Body & Soul The first quarter of 2017 was momentous for Body & Soul: January saw the first registrations of members in…

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Fighting for members’ rights: casework at Body & Soul

Posted on: 26th June 2017

At Body & Soul we support many members with benefits-related casework. This can range from helping them to apply for health-related benefits, to attending the face-to-face consultations that form part…

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Body & Soul’s young adult members

Posted on: 30th May 2017

We know that the transition from adolescence to young adulthood can be hard for everyone, but it is particularly difficult for those members of Body & Soul who have experienced…

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Transforming the impact of childhood adversity

Posted on: 4th May 2017

Body & Soul has been working for over 20 years with families affected by HIV, but it has always been about more than a virus – our members are some…

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HIV, breastfeeding and formula milk

Posted on: 3rd April 2017

Over a year ago a donation of formula milk originally bound for HIV positive mothers in the Middle East made its way to Body & Soul. We were struck by the…

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Volunteering at Beyond Boundaries

Posted on: 23rd March 2017

Recently we had a post from Zoe, head of the Beyond Boundaries service, about the importance of remote support at Body & Soul. Today Leilah*, one of the Beyond Boundaries…

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The links between HIV and suicide

Posted on: 8th March 2017

Body & Soul is about to launch its new programme supporting young people who have attempted suicide. There is a clear rationale behind the decision to expand our support services…

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