A popular branch of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the London Lighthouse – visited by the late Princess Diana, amongst other luminaries – is set to close.
Ward said that the charity had owned the building since 2000, but had decided to sell the property after reductions in local authority and NHS funding for HIV support services, and following a drop in the number of people needing the services offered at the centre.
The charity has had financial difficulties in recent years and has made more than 100 staff redundant over the past four years. It currently has a workforce of about 300.
Local authority, NHS and public support dropped because we’re coming to realise that HIV is not a significant risk to most of the public.
[Source: Third Sector]