Services we provide (to people living with HIV and the wider LGBTQ+ communities) at Sahir House:
LGBTQIA+ Asylum and Refugee support is a essential service that supports often very vulnerable people seeking asylum to navigate the often complex systems in the UK. This often means supporting service users to communicate with the Home Office and managing expectations around the time it can take on a descion from the home office. It can also mean supporting people to find legal representation and gathering crucial evidence that will support their claim for asylum. People are often in poor, insecure, temporary asylum housing that can be unsafe due to identifying as LGBTQIA+. This means support with relocation requests. Support also includes education and volunteering opportunities, sexual and physical health and referrals into counselling and peer support. A lot of LGBTQIA+ service users have been the victim of some form of hate crime which often needs to be encouraged to be reported and followed up.
Our mission is to deliver services that will guarantee better sexual health and wellness for all and serve the needs of LGBTQIA+ folk across Merseyside.
Over the years we have continued to receive brilliant feedback from our service users that continues too drive our passion too keep meeting the needs of our LGBTQIA+ community.
We believe that together we are stronger, we always strive too work in collaboration and partnership with other services and organisations that align with our values as a charity.
Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community myself I have always admired the reputation of Sahir House. I wanted to help make an impact and support members of the community. Sahir’s core values align with my personal values.
There are some sad moments where I have seen the impact internalised stigma around someone and there HIV where they have refused to take medication that would have saved their life. There have also been personal achievements such as working on a land mark asylum case that changed case law and becoming the first non-binary person to be recognised as a refugee. The story made headlines all around the world.
The best way is for people too donate, even if it’s just a one off donation or £5 a month it will help us to directly run much needed services. If you can’t donate personally then ask others too and share the good work that we do too help raise awareness and combat stigma still faced by members of our community every day.
Having a reliable computer system means we can accurately record support and demographics of our service users and services. This helps us too access much needed funding as we care share this information with funders. Without this information we would not be able to function. Also helps in maintaining GDPR and other policies and keeping records up to date.
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