Kernow Positive Support

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Phone: 01872 258453

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There are links to other support services during this challenging time here

Kernow Positive Support

A helping hand across Cornwall

 Mission Statement:

  1. Empower people living with HIV to take control of their life by providing them with information, advice, guidance, and support to complement their medical treatment.
  2. Educate young people and adults about HIV to prevent the continued transmission of, and stigma associated with, HIV by providing outside speakers.


We are based in The Hub at Treliske Hospital with links to the HIV Suite.

We provide an extensive range of support services for people in Cornwall living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. We offer guidance and support, tailoring our services to clients’ individual needs, and fight against stigma and discrimination towards people with HIV, helping to empower and support.  We offer advocacy, representation, training, financial and housing advice, counselling, therapies, drop-in opportunities, peer support, hardship funds and awareness raising workshops.

Feedback on our services:

“KPS went out of their way with help and support for my PIP claim.”

“The services are a godsend. Last week I was granted PIP through the help KPS gave me with the forms.”

“Without you, we would have had nowhere to turn. I cannot thank you enough for supporting us through thick and thin.”

“Without the support of KPS, I don’t think I would be here to write this.”

KPS is a registered charity, 1186054, and is dependent on grants, voluntary contributions and its own fundraising efforts. To support our ongoing services for people living with or affected by HIV in Cornwall please donate using the link on the right-hand side of the page. Thank you for choosing to donate.

We officially adopted our Declaration of Trust on 21st January 2004, and were notified of our charitable status on 16th July 2004 by the Charities Commission for England and Wales. We became an incorporated charity on 30th October 2019.

Many thanks to our funders:


The Oliver Borthwick Memorial Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust