Common Ambition Bristol shortlisted for a Bristol Social Impact Award

  • 23rd February 2024

Common Ambition Bristol, a co-produced programme to increase HIV testing rates and reduce stigma in African and Caribbean heritage communities, supported by our Sexual Health Improvement Health Integration Team (SHIP HIT), has been shortlisted for an award.

The Bristol Social Impact Awards are hosted by VOSCUR, the support and development agency for Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Each year they celebrate the individuals, groups and organisations who are making amazing contributions to building community in Bristol.

Common Ambition Bristol has been shortlisted for The Partnership Award, which recognises excellence in partnership working and celebrates collaborative leadership from social purpose organisations in the sector. This award has been kindly supported by the University of Bristol.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 29 February. See all shortlisted candidates for each category.

About Common Ambition Bristol

The Common Ambition Bristol programme aims to reverse HIV health inequalities experienced by African and Caribbean heritage communities living locally.

By reducing the stigma within these communities around HIV and sexual health services and improving access to sexual health services, this three-year project aims to increase uptake of HIV testing. This could reduce both the transmission of HIV and the instances of late HIV diagnosis, and improve health outcomes for people who are diagnosed.

The programme is being shaped and delivered with community members who have a variety of backgrounds, professions and experiences. They are working alongside others from Brigstowe, Unity Sexual Health, Brook and the Terrence Higgins Trust.