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About

We are Red Thread, the public face of the Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD). This name represents an inclusive, holistic approach to support and advocacy in Tasmania.

Red thread represents the blood flowing through all our veins; it represents life and unity, and of course, the path of blood borne disease.

Red Thread also appears in mythology: in a Greek myth, Theseus rescued himself out of the labyrinth of the minotaur by following a red thread. In Chinese mythology, the two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances.

To us, Red Thread is all of these things: it is life, connectedness and a way forward.

TasCAHRD is run by a Board of Management and is responsible for providing information, care, support and advocacy through programs such as the Nigel Mallett Housing Project and the Andrew Shaw Foundation. We provide access to a range of Tasmania services, and some on-site clinical and referral services.

Red Thread (and TasCAHRD) are here to support anyone in the community who is, or may be, affected by HIV or hepatitis.

About

We are Red Thread, the public face of the Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD). This name represents an inclusive, holistic approach to support and advocacy in Tasmania.

Red thread represents the blood flowing through all our veins; it represents life and unity, and of course, the path of blood borne disease.

Red Thread also appears in mythology: in a Greek myth, Theseus rescued himself out of the labyrinth of the minotaur by following a red thread. In Chinese mythology, the two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances.

To us, Red Thread is all of these things: it is life, connectedness and a way forward.

TasCAHRD is run by a Board of Management and is responsible for providing information, care, support and advocacy through programs such as the Nigel Mallett Housing Project and the Andrew Shaw Foundation. We provide access to a range of Tasmania services, and some on-site clinical and referral services.

Red Thread (and TasCAHRD) are here to support anyone in the community who is, or may be, affected by HIV or hepatitis.

The Nigel Mallett Housing Project

The Nigel Mallett Housing Project (NMHP) was named in honour of Nigel Mallett, a Tasmanian man who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1995. NMHP is a housing assistance scheme that currently manages four NMHP properties in Tasmania: three in Hobart and one in Launceston.

Each property is a two bedroom home designed to house clients, their partners and/or carers.

The Nigel Mallett Housing Project

The Nigel Mallett Housing Project (NMHP) was named in honour of Nigel Mallett, a Tasmanian man who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1995. NMHP is a housing assistance scheme that currently manages four NMHP properties in Tasmania: three in Hobart and one in Launceston.

Each property is a two bedroom home designed to house clients, their partners and/or carers.

Andrew Shaw Foundation

Andrew Shaw Foundation aims to:

  • Promote the health status and well-being of Tasmanian people living with HIV
  • Reduce the impact of HIV on individuals in Tasmania
  • Enhance the dignity and quality of life of Tasmanian people affected by HIV
  • Assist people in households affected by HIV
  • Encourage self-help groups of people affected by or at high risk of HIV
  • Address the causes of HIV/AIDS-related poverty in Tasmania
  • Encourage, assist, monitor and promote medical, social and scientific research into the causes, prevention and cure of HIV and HIV -related conditions
  • Promote the health of people who are at higher risk of / or living with HIV, and educate for and promote personal lifestyles which minimise the risk of transmission of HIV
  • Raise funds to achieve these objectives.

Andrew Shaw Foundation

Andrew Shaw Foundation aims to:  

  • Promote the health status and well-being of Tasmanian people living with HIV 
  • Reduce the impact of HIV on individuals in Tasmania 
  • Enhance the dignity and quality of life of Tasmanian people affected by HIV 
  • Assist people in households affected by HIV 
  • Encourage self-help groups of people affected by or at high risk of HIV 
  • Address the causes of HIV/AIDS-related poverty in Tasmania 
  • Encourage, assist, monitor and promote medical, social and scientific research into the causes, prevention and cure of HIV and HIV -related conditions 
  • Promote the health of people who are at higher risk of / or living with HIV, and educate for and promote personal lifestyles which minimise the risk of transmission of HIV 
  • Raise funds to achieve these objectives. 

Vision, Mission and Strategy

Our Vision

Working towards Zero: Blood Born Viruses (BBV), Stigma, Discrimination in Tasmania.

Our Mission

While Working in partnership with all communities towards the elimination of  Blood Borne Viruses, related Stigma and Discrimination in Tasmania, TasCAHRD provides services that promote the health and well-being of people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV and Hepatitis.

Our Values

TasCAHRD is part of a  community with shared responsibility for Blood Borne Viruses.

  •  Engaging & Empowering Partnerships
  •  Respectful & Dignified Interactions
  •  Embracing people’s lived experiences
  •  Operational Excellence

Vision, Mission and Strategy

Our Vision

Working towards Zero: Blood Born Viruses (BBV), Stigma, Discrimination in Tasmania.

Our Mission

While Working in partnership with all communities towards elimination of  Blood Borne Viruses, related Stigma and Discrimination in Tasmania, TasCAHRD provides services that promote the health and wellbeing of people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV and Hepatitis.

Our Values

TasCAHRD is part of a  community with shared responsibility for Blood Borne Viruses.

  • Engaging & Empowering Partnerships
  • Respectful & Dignified Interactions
  • Embracing people’s lived experiences
  • Operational Excellence

Our Strategic Goals

Consolidation of Services

  • A staff structure to reflect the need of the organisation
  • Upgrade physical premises to improve services
  • Refine financial & audit structure:. Transparency, Efficiency, Accountability
  • Financial Sustainability

Governance

  • Maintain quality as core value of organisational management
  • Ensure members of  key population groups are represented at board level  lived experience in Board
  • Ensure diversity of  skills across the organisation
  • Transparency
  • Clear communication

Relevance

  • Engage emerging communities in the BBV sector
  • Build strong relationships with other services relevant client outcomes
  • Improve engagement with  current members
  • Current knowledge of  Emerging trends, New developments in related social & medical fields

Sustainability

  • Position TasCAHRD within a changing communities
  • Opportunities suitable to TasCAHRD
  • Continually enhance public profile as a peak body in the BBV field
  • Diversify income streams
  • Engage volunteer workforce

Client & Community Engagement

  • Increase visibility
  • Grow client network & services
  • Develop greater statewide focus
  • Reach out to all key populations
  • Continuously enhance education & training opportunities to meet the mission of the organisation

Our Strategic Goals

Consolidation of Services

  • A staff structure to reflect the need of the organisation
  • Upgrade physical premises to improve services
  • Refine financial & audit structure:. Transparency, Efficiency, Accountability
  • Financial Sustainability

Governance

  • Maintain quality as core value of organisational management
  • Ensure members of  key population groups are represented at board level  lived experience in Board
  • Ensure diversity of  skills across the organisation
  • Transparency
  • Clear communication

Relevance

  • Engage emerging communities in the BBV sector
  • Build strong relationships with other services relevant client outcomes
  • Improve engagement with  current members
  • Current knowledge of  Emerging trends, New developments in related social & medical fields

Sustainability

  • Position TasCAHRD within a changing communities
  • Opportunities suitable to TasCAHRD
  • Continually enhance public profile as a peak body in the BBV field
  • Diversify income streams
  • Engage volunteer workforce

Client & Community Engagement

  • Increase visibility
  • Grow client network & services
  • Develop greater statewide focus
  • Reach out to all key populations
  • Continuously enhance education & training opportunities to meet the mission of the organisation

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