We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from “The Big Lottery Fund” to begin our “Big Sexy Bus” Project here at Renaissance.

 

The project aims to take sexual health and harm reduction services into the community targeting those hardest to reach and whom do not currently access traditional health and support services. Targeting LGB&T, BmE and MSM Communities across Lancashire.

The bus will offer a safe and confidential space to deliver HIV, Sexual Health and Well being Services. A rage of discreet screening packages will be offered with the ability to test for prolific STI’s and Blood Born Viruses pertinent, to those engaging in risky sexual behaviours and those using substances with heath related conditions attached such as injecting drug users, who may be at risk of such BBV’s as Hep C.
The Big Sexy Bus will also be utilised at local events and festivals to raise awareness of key sexual health and substance missus messages.
On board state of the art digital media will allow us to offer education and gather research on key trends as well as offering a confidential on board setting for one to one advice and information and access to testing.
There will also be the opportunity for less formal interventions such as distributing safer sex packs.
The service, working in line with public health, recognises the importance of conveying the latest public health priorities out in the community.

More information can be found at

https://biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/search-past-grants/project-details?appid=315560 

We will keep you up to date on the progress of the bus refurbishment and information on the launch coming soon