The Hepatitis C Trust
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It was founded and is now led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C and almost all of our Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and cleared it after treatment.
Historically, hepatitis C has been neglected, partly because there has been no concerted patient voice. People with hepatitis C have typically kept quiet because it is infectious and because it has been wrongly stigmatised as ‘a drug users’ disease’.
The Trust is committed to changing this, by:
• raising public awareness that this is a virus that can be contracted in many ways
• ending discrimination against people living with hepatitis C
• creating an active community of patients willing to stand up and be heard
• providing information, support and representation for people with hepatitis C
The Trust’s mission
Our mission is to reverse the rapidly increasing death toll caused by hepatitis C in the UK until no-one dies from this preventable and treatable disease and, ultimately, it is all but eliminated in the United Kingdom.
To achieve this we run a range of projects and services that fall broadly into five areas:
• Awareness raising
We also firmly believe in the principle of patient-centred medicine and are committed to continually increasing the employment opportunities at the Trust for people with hepatitis C, both as paid staff and as volunteers.
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