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About Us

Pictured above: Past Presidents and Friends of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.

Australia’s Oldest HIV Charity

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s longest-running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, BGF undertakes a range of support and interventions that address issues of long-term social and economic poverty for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

We provide direct financial and practical assistance, emotional support, financial counseling, housing, study and employment support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living with HIV in New South Wales.

BGF works holistically with clients to limit the challenging circumstances that are often detrimental to physical and emotional wellbeing. We keep our clients connected, supported and well.

The provision of services has a positive impact on the health of our clients through:

  • early intervention and active case management;
  • medication adherence to improve health outcomes;
  • supported accommodation and housing solutions that keep people in their homes;
  • advocacy with medical practitioners for PLHIV with complex health issues; and
  • building skills in managing HIV health.

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation works proactively to build and maintain relationships with other HIV support organisations, such as the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON), Positive Life NSW, Ankali, HALC, Pozhet, The Haven, Stamford House and the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). We also work with government agencies including the HIV and Related Programs Units across New South Wales and the AIDS Dementia & HIV Psychiatry Service (ADAHPS) team.

BGF is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

ABN 65141126703

NSW Registered Charity CFN 13955

 

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