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We would like to inform you of a significant development at the Ribbons Centre.

Over recent months the Trustees of the Charlotte Jackson Trust (the Charity behind the Ribbons Centre) have been grateful for the support of Positive Action and their staff, Kate and Brian. We are now delighted to inform you that as of November 1st 2008 Positive Action is expanding to incorporate the Ribbons Centre.

With a similar ethos to the Ribbons Centre, Positive Action has, over 13 years of experience, provided a wide range of HIV services – including one-to-one support and drop-in from both Portsmouth and their dedicated centre in Aldershot. Positive Action’s excellent reputation led the Ribbons Trustees to invite them to enter into a friendly takeover creating a larger and stronger organisation that will be able to serve the HIV community across the whole of Hampshire. This means greater levels of service, for more of the time, and to a wider population. For example, from now on you will be able to access a drop-in centre on any weekday in Hampshire, ie Aldershot on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Southampton on Tuesday and Thursday.

Both organisations have invested considerable time and thought to make sure that the community we serve will benefit as much as possible from the takeover. Like the Ribbons Centre, Positive Action provides a service user focused service. Your input and feedback will be welcome as we review and develop services. Please be assured that we will keep you informed of all improvements.

To mark World AIDS Day, all service users are invited to join us on Monday 1st December when the Southampton centre will be open from 1- 8pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

In the meantime we invite you to contact the team on the usual Southampton number (02380-225511) or, the Aldershot team on 01252-345019 with any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hellawell, Chair Charlotte Jackson Trust
Dr Peter Robinson, Chair Positive Action