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Joined: 09/03/2009

Further to my previous email I am pleased to enclose a response to your enquiry.

The AIDS Support Grant (ASG) is a ring fenced allocation from the Department of Health to allow local authorities to provide enhanced levels of social care for people living with HIV.  In Brighton and Hove this budget is managed by NHS Brighton and Hove on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council.  The allocation is determined by a formula which takes into consideration the total number of people living with HIV in a local authority area and the numbers of women and children living with HIV.  In 2009/10 Brighton and Hove received an allocation of £429,000.00.  The table below shows expenditure against this grant.  The ASG is guaranteed for one more year (2010/11) before it is reviewed.  We are not yet aware of the amount of the allocation to Brighton and Hove



Description of Services

Allocation £

HIV Community Specialist Team

Specialist social worker post

Newly diagnosed patient liaison post



Brighton and Hove City Council

Community Care client contracts/Direct payments


Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Specialist case worker providing Welfare rights, specialist financial advice, housing and employment/work related issues


Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV counselling services, Social support case workers, training for HIV and generic services, treatment support, emotional and practical support


Sussex Beacon

Structured day care programme.  Women and families support programme


Brighton and Hove Federation of the Disabled

Contribution to direct payments service





Total expenditure