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Proposals for sexual health services to targeted vulnerable groups in Newcastle 2021
We want to hear what you have to say about our proposals for targeted sexual health services in Newcastle before 25 October 2021 - click on 'see more' to take part.
We want to hear what you have to
say about our proposals for the provision of targeted sexual health prevention and
support services across
health prevention and support services in Newcastle are an important community-based
offer for vulnerable groups who may not seek mainstream sexual health
provision. They are well placed to reach and offer targeted support to
these communities via a range of means including outreach, peer-led approaches, and online engagement via
non-conventional methods. These services are also referred to as
non-clinical sexual health services.
They cover a wide
range of sexual health interventions including sexual health promotion, HIV
prevention/promotion PrEP, information, advice, education and training, community
development, access to STI/HIV testing, condoms, pregnancy testing, outreach,
one to one/group work and sign posting to clinical health service provision.
These services are delivered in a range of local settings across the city including
community centres, sports clubs, churches and schools. Outreach into cruising
areas, parks, saunas and the night-time economy is a unique element to these
services along with a range of online engagement methods which enables a
greater reach to specific vulnerable communities.
have identified the following targeted vulnerable groups who are at most risk
of sexual health inequality that these proposals are focussed at:
Hard to reach young people
People with learning disabilities
People at risk of sexual exploitation and/or sex workers
People living with HIV
These services will
form part of a whole system approach to sexual health across Newcastle working
in partnership with clinical service provision.
This document outlines the proposed contract opportunities that
will be offered to the market and is the final stage of our consultation with
stakeholders prior to commencing the competitive procurement process to put new
contracts in place. It has been produced in the context of a number of
stakeholder engagement and consultation sessions held over the summer.
If you would like to
read about the engagement that has taken place the feedback is available here.
feedback on this proposal is important to us and will shape the final proposals
that will be offered to the market.
can comment on the proposals by completing the survey. The consultation closes
on Monday 25 October 2021.
If you have any questions or need this information in an
alternative format, such as large print, please contact Stacey Urwin at: email@example.com