BGF has continued to deliver services and support to its clients since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020. This includes supporting nearly 50 vulnerable people with HIV (PWHIV) on a daily basis in their homes throughout greater Sydney and in the Northern Rivers region.
Case management and case work with complex clients has continued unaffected whilst frontline staff continue to work from home. This includes providing financial assistance for HIV medications, as well as providing practical and emotional support.
BGF’s financial counselling service is available to all PWHIV throughout NSW and SA. Professionally accredited counsellors can assist with many varied financial concerns that clients can feel burdened with, including debt reduction, budgeting and advocacy.
Our Health and Wellbeing programs have continued online during COVID, with many clients enjoying the opportunity to meet for social engagement, growth, and development. Details of our extensive suite of programs on offer are on the BGF website BGF.org.au where an online enrolment form can be found.
As always, BGF welcomes expressions of interest from PWHIV and others to volunteer their services for the many community events that assist in raising funds to enable our activities to continue as we aim to ensure that all PWHIV can thrive.