NHS hospitals across the capital are able to treat the illnesses and injuries of patients who are homeless, but do not have the resources to give them time to recuperate before safely discharging them back into the community.
With homelessness in London and other major cities across the UK increasing, there is urgent need for highly focused, specialist care of the sort Mildmay provides.
Mildmay has been a charity for over one hundred and fifty years, specialising in HIV for over thirty, delivering quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation, training, education and health strengthening in the UK and East Africa.
Despite being at risk of closure and our ongoing #SaveMildmay Campaign, we are delighted to be able to continue to care for sick and vulnerable people as we have been doing for over 150 years.
Our UK hospital in east London, is Europe’s only centre dedicated to the rehabilitation for people living with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.
This can occur when HIV enters and affects the brain. The holistic model of treatment, rehabilitation and care provided by Mildmay sees 80% of our clients return to independent living on discharge from Mildmay. As our understanding of HIV has evolved, and medication and survival rates have improved, Mildmay continues to adapt and respond to meet new, often complex and rapidly changing needs.
Her Majesty The Queen visited Mildmay Uganda in 2007
In East Africa, Mildmay works with over 100,000 of the most vulnerable and hard to reach people living with and affected by HIV and other related health issues. This includes children and their families, vulnerable children and orphans and other vulnerable groups.
Mildmay trains many ordinary people to provide basic healthcare and social support for people living with HIV in their communities. This enables those in the remotest regions to receive the care they need. Our programme of education includes the training of community healthcare workers, senior government officials, prison wardens and drug rehabilitation teams.
Registered Charity no: 292058
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