Following a 2022 procurement exercise to deliver Sexual Health and HIV Prevention services to the London boroughs of Wandsworth, Richmond, Sutton, Kingston and Merton, previous contract holders Spectra and partners METRO Charity and KWA Africa, community-based peer support agencies, will continue to deliver provision.
Services, for people who live, work, or attend education in the boroughs, will split into four areas of priority:
Following the set-up of an entirely new service for Sex Workers Support, within the London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth, and review of the current Young Persons provision of the service, the new contract launches formally April 3, 2023. Majority of service remains as is, with some areas receiving additional activity, including:
1. Sexual Health Service for Young People (London Boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton & Kingston only):
Enquiries to the Young Persons Sexual Health team can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. HIV Prevention & Support (London Boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston & Sutton):
Enquiries to the Sexual Health team can be made via email at email@example.com
Spectra provide general sexual health counselling for residents from these boroughs. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of this service. Please note that the waiting time is around six months from the date a registration form is received.
3. Sex Worker Support Service (London Boroughs of Richmond & Wandsworth only):
Enquiries to the Sex Worker Support Lead can be made via email at email@example.com
4. Sexual Health Outreach, Prevention & Engagement Service (SHOPE) (London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Kingston & Merton):
Enquiries to the SHOPE team can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information, including referrals and contact leads for the four areas of delivery, is available from Spectra Operations Manager, John Dugdale, and can be contacted at email@example.com