The longest-running LGBTQ+ organization in Merseyside is in financial trouble, endangering its survival.
Sahir House Liverpool’s new CEO, Ant Hopkinson, said that the charity’s income was reduced by two thirds this year.
At the beginning of a fundraising effort, Mr. Hopkinson observed, “This is a very troubling time.
“We now find ourselves in desperate need of help,” he stated, “having just lately lost our single greatest source of financing in one fell swoop.”
In addition to offering support for LGBTQ+ people and sexual health services, Sahir House recently distributed thousands of free oral HIV self-test kits at Pride in Liverpool.
The number of people requesting assistance has dramatically increased, according to Mr. Hopkinson, at a time when crucial fundraising activities have been severely constrained.
During the early stages of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s, the charity was established to aid individuals who were afflicted.