Charity information

Body & Soul

Body & Soul promotes the respect, dignity and well being of children, young people and families living with and affected by HIV in an environment of aspiration. Our approach is grounded in responsive, expert programming with the aim to maximise choices and pathways for achievement and continuous learning.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Body & Soul is the only charity in the UK that helps to improve the lives of children, teens and their parents who are affected by HIV. This is despite the fact that in the UK today, heterosexual transmission of HIV is now the primary route identified in the 7000+ new cases that are diagnosed each year.

    Body & Soul supports each member of family in their own right, recognising that each has their own distinct needs across their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

    “ I hate the way that my friends at school, even my best friend doesn’t know who I am. If I had a heart condition or cancer I could be ‘me’ all the time. I could say how I was feeling, explain why I felt unwell or why I was off school. It angers me so much”
    Anna. 16 years old. HIV+

  • Aims

    Body & Soul aims to:

    • To support people affected by HIV in the UK and abroad, maximizing potential, releasing innovation, and constantly promoting the unique abilities of members.
    • Through responsive and expert programming, to provide opportunities to maximize choices, pursue pathways for achievement, and engage in continuous learning.
    • In our public presence, to be a proactive population/community of all ages advancing knowledge, education, and awareness whilst reducing stigma in all matters related to HIV.
    • In all we do, ensure quality services and interventions guarantee positive outcomes in a way that is cost-effective for society.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1060062

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 15

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 020 7923 6880

    Address: 99-119 Rosebery AvenueLondon EC1R 4RE

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