Kernow Positive Support
A helping hand across Cornwall
- Empowering those newly diagnosed with, and people living with, HIV to take control of their life, by providing information, advice and guidance in tandem with their medical treatment.
- Educating young people and adults on how to protect themselves and prevent the onward transmission of, and stigma associated with, HIV.
We are based in The Hub at Treliske Hospital with links to the HIV clinic.
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, 1104947, and is dependent on grants, voluntary contributions and its own fundraising efforts. 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.
KPS has gained a great deal of experience from its founding trustees, and their involvement and development of HIV services over many years, ensuring absolute quality of service for those accessing our services.