QPP’s Community Engagement and Consultation

Participant Information Sheet

If you are person living with HIV in Queensland, QPP would like to know your story!

You can shape the future of QPP as an organisation for people living with HIV. If you are a person living with HIV in Queensland, please complete our short questionnaire to explore better ways to understand and support your needs. If you prefer to be interviewed, please call us at 07 3013 5555 or send us an email at info@qpp.org.au.

Go to https://survey.surveymanager.net.au/anon/3066.aspx to make sure your voices are heard. We encourage for all people living with HIV in Queensland to participate in this online questionnaire. Follow our Facebook to participate in the upcoming Community Forums as well.

The questionnaire closes on 31 March 2020.

Who is Queensland Positive People (QPP)?

Queensland Positive People (QPP) is a peer-based organisation for people living with HIV that has existed since 1989. As a peer-based organisation, Queensland Positive People (QPP) has been built on individual, peer and community relationships. QPP values the centrality of the positive voice and the importance of the lived experience of HIV.

What is the community engagement project about?

QPP’s Community Engagement project is about exploring better ways to support HIV-positive people in Queensland. This information will contribute to QPP’s strategic direction by helping us understand how we should expand and/or diversify our services beyond the current funding. This community engagement is also going to be the first of many opportunities to build and maintain QPP’s relationship with PLHIV community across Queensland into the future.

DISCLAIMER: QPP will put best efforts to turn the major findings from the Community Engagement project into an appropriately funded service. Due to the funding climate for non-government organisations in Australia, QPP is not able to guarantee any outcomes beyond identifying the unmet needs of PLHIV in Queensland and proposed service model to meet the needs.

What is QPP funded for?

From 2007 to 2014, QPP was primarily funded by Queensland Health, to provide the following services: support group, drop-in service, health promotion, and advocacy. However, most of these services are no longer funded under the current service contract.

From 2016 to 2021, the funding from Queensland Health, has changed. QPP is funded to provide treatment and care services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) including Peer Navigation, case management to support barriers to HIV treatment and care, legal navigation and referral for HIV-related stigma and discrimination cases. HIV prevention and testing services are also provided through peer point of care testing for people at risk of HIV for HIV and STIs.

In this current service agreement, there is no longer funding for QPP to function as drop-in centres, although PLHIV are still welcome to drop in. Social groups are managed using self-generated funding through limited fundraising activities, and health promotion and advocacy projects are implemented using small grants from other sources.

Who is eligible to participate in the community engagement project?

All people living with HIV in Queensland are eligible to complete this questionnaire or be interviewed by a QPP’s staff member.

What will happen to participant’s information?

All information from the questionnaires and interviews will be collected and analysed anonymously. The outcomes will be discussed at QPP’s community and online forums in April 2020. The data will be safely stored and managed on Survey Manager which is an Australian-based company. After five years, all data will be deleted from Survey Manager. All information collected is de-identified, anonymous, confidential and is bound by QPP’s Privacy & Confidentiality Policy, which is available for you to view at qpp.org.au/privacy-policy.

The findings from the questionnaires, interviews and forums will be developed into a report and presented to the QPP Board in June/July 2020.

How and when will the participants find out about the result?

The results from the questionnaire and interview will be presented at community and online forums in April 2020. The report from the project will be circulated through QPP’s e-newsletter, website, and Facebook in August 2020.

What is the complaint process regarding the consultation and/or QPP services?

Please send your feedback/complaint to feedback@qpp.org.au. Our team will contact you and progress your complaint according to QPP’s Complaint Policy and Procedure.

Who is the contact person if I have further questions or feedback regarding the consultation?

Please contact Tiko at 0499 799 647 during business hours or email him at snistiko@qpp.org.au.