Tagadere began in the mid 1990’s as Positive Attitude; a small group of people living with HIV in the Nottingham area who gathered informally to support to each other and those recently diagnosed as HIV positive.
Eventually it was considered that the name was too similar to other groups with ‘positive’ in their name and therefore a search was undertaken for a name which would be distinctive, to make people think and consequently remember the group.
A variety of names were considered until ‘Tagadere’ was finally adopted as its origins in ancient English mean ‘together’. A logo was designed featuring four hands of varying colours gripping supportively together to reflect the connotations of the word and of the ethos of our shared non-
At this time a weekly drop-
This operated successfully for many years until January 2009 when four Tagadere service users decided that the time had arrived to create a more cohesive, formal group operated on a voluntary basis by Tagadere members; the formative plans were to create a unique group led by the users of the service for the users of the service.
Numerous meetings over a period of weeks resulted in the eventual election of a Board of Trustees, the development of a constitution, the creation of a code of conduct for people visiting the Drop-
As momentum gathered it became apparent that for a variety of reasons the premises we were using for the Drop-
In March 2012 in response to the continually growing popularity of the Drop-
As a user-
We aim to meet a crucial and fundamental need for support at a time when feelings of confusion, uncertainty and isolation can be prevalent and to continue providing that peer support in an unobtrusive way.
Our philosophy is that it is paramount for Tagadere to remain local, user-
NOTTINGHAM’S ONLY INDEPENDENT
VOLUNTEER RUN HIV PEER SUPPORT GROUP
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REGISTERED CHARITY 1129416
Registered Charity 1129416