Teaming up with Glasgow Clyde College

Our Glasgow team received a warm welcome from students  on a recent visit to Glasgow Clyde College.

We were at the college’s Anniesland campus to work with students studying towards a National Certificate in Social Care.

During the workshop, we covered the basics about HIV and hepatitis C, including information about testing and treatment, and highlighted the impact that stigma has on people living with these conditions.

Many of the service users we work with access a range of social care services, and often staff will have had little experience working with people living with HIV or hepatitis C.

We wanted to highlight the challenges that people living with these conditions face, such as social isolation and low self-esteem, so that students could think about how to overcome these barriers in their future careers.

We also wanted to highlight the range of services we can offer to people living with HIV or hepatitis C, so that students know where they can signpost people to for information, advice and support.

A huge thank you to the college and all the students for welcoming us to talk to them.