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Next Volunteer Induction Meeting with HIV & Hepatitis Update Training afterwards


Our next Volunteer meeting will be on 29th January 2015 and consists in two parts.  To begin with, we’ll ensure all new volunteers have an induction to LASS and our services where we’ll talk about our aims and objectives, an overview of our teams, confidentiality/policies, and checking paperwork like applications and CRB checks (if necessary).

LASS can be a busy place at times, and these monthly meetings are ideal to stay updated with our work and engage with us while socialising and staying active with new and interesting projects.

Once these basics are covered, we’ll explain HIV basics and talk about volunteer involvement and plan for our current and future projects.  Previously we’ve shared our collective knowledge about volunteering within a health and social care environment, provided details of free training courses ranging from HIV information, to mentoring, to computer skills (some of these award certificates or qualifications).

We have a very interesting year ahead, we work across the whole range of communities in Leicester and Leicestershire, tackling wider health, poverty and inequalities that impact on individuals living with HIV.

We request all new volunteers to attend at least one meeting so we can ensure new people are familiar with our service, and for everyone else, we hope you’ll become a regular so we can plan ahead and really make an impact like we have been doing over the past 26 years.

HIV & Hepatitis Update


Celia Fisher (@LASSCelia) delivering HIV training at LASS.


Following out Volunteer meeting, we’re delivering a HIV & Hepatitis update between 13:00 – 15:00hrs, facilitated & developed by LASS’s Celia Fisher.

The aim of this session is to provide an update of the recent advances and information about HIV & Hepatitis – including transmission, risks, treatment and statistics. It is beneficial to consider these blood borne viruses in one session and to explore the wider determinants of these viruses.

The session will be of interest and benefit to people who deliver health, HIV, Hepatitis or other support services such as housing, job advice, those who work with people living with / affected by or more at risk of HIV and/or Hepatitis. The session will benefit individuals who want to be up to date with their knowledge.

We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, 29th January at 11:00am at 11:00am at The Michael Wood Centre, we’d love to hear from you.

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Training Sessions at LASS


LASS offer a range of training workshops to educate and inform on a variety of aspects on HIV.  Heres our schedule from February to March 2014.  All sessions include group discussions and some include guest speakers. Please book using the LASS training booking form (word) (pdf) and email it to training@lass.org.uk.  ALternatively, please call 0116 2559995. 

HIV Basics

Friday 14th March 10.30 – 13:00

Elementary information about HIV, transmission, risks, testing and statistics. This will be of interest to anyone who currently has limited knowledge about HIV.

HIV & the Law
Friday 28th March: 09:30 – 13:30 (with Robert James)

A session to discuss the current situation about HIV & the Law – with information from the recent Keeping Confidence workshop organised by Sigma Research and Birkbeck College. (For full details and to book, please visit this post).

HIV and New testing opportunities workshop
Friday 11th April: 10:00 – 13:00

A workshop on home testing – exploring what the implications of home testing (e.g. inter alia competence in self testing, state of mind of the tester, social implications after receiving one’s result etc), what measures can be put in place in order to ensure it is a success e.g. working with kit providers such as pharmacies

Please note that sessions will start promptly and late comers may not be admitted to the session.

HIV & Relationships
Friday 25th April: 10: – 13:00 

There will be several workshops on the theme of HIV & relationships with the objectives of exploring different topics including:

  • Disclosure – talking about HIV Status with different people in your life
  • Sexual Health Q & A
  • Sero-discordant relationships
  • Getting tested as a couple
  • Family relationships and knowledge

FRIDAY 5TH MAY: 10:00 – 13:00 (NEW FUTURES)

We have had to postpone the above training session from February to Friday 5th May.  We will set up eventbrite booking for this and will provide more information closer to the time of training.

Prostitution: Perception & ideology

  • The aim of the session is to demonstrate how and why some people get involved in prostitution, try and dispel some myths and stereotypes of those concerned and why they may remain in the street and indoor prostitution (issues involved could be love for sex, supplementing income, not getting enough sex from partner etc, adventure)
  • The session has been designed to demonstrate how prevailing belief systems about prostitution in society have a direct often negative impact on the lives of those involved
  • The session will also explore the impact that being involved in prostitution has on an individuals’ health, welfare, education and sexual health

You can come along to one, two or all of them – what ever works for you.

Celia Fisher
Sexual Health Promotion Coordinator

Tel: 0116 255 9995
Fax: 0116 255 9979
E-mail: training@lass.org.uk