Anna – Administrator
Anna is Kernow Positive Support’s Administrator and is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the Office. She joined the charity in June 2011 after volunteering for a number of years. She has a high level of experience and knowledge of fast and efficient processing in a variety of software packages. She is a resourceful and effective problem solver which is of great help to our service-users and fellow colleagues.
Anna is also a HIV Awareness Trainer and often attends Schools & Colleges within Cornwall to talk about HIV. These workshops increase awareness of HIV and help to end the stigma associated with HIV.
During her spare time, Anna is a member of a local Choir and her evenings are often filled with rehearsals and concerts.
Helen – Support Worker
Helen has an eclectic background, with a strong interest in people’s well-being. She has studied NLP, hypnotherapy and reflexology and a few other therapies that are more off-beat. She has practised as a complementary therapist, but prior to her employment as KPS Support Worker, she cared for her mother who suffered from Parkinsons Disease, Diabetes and Cancer, until her mother’s peaceful death at home. After a period of personal recovery, Helen joined KPS in July 2017, bringing with her an understanding of the emotional roller-coasters of illness and caring.
Helen is skilled and adaptable at meeting the varied needs of our service-users. Many need help to navigate the complex benefits system or with housing needs. Helen is also happy to listen to any issues, emotional or practical, that might arise.
Where KPS is unable to help, there are a number of agencies that may be able to. Helen will research and signpost the best ways of obtaining the help people need.
During Helen’s spare time, she enjoys going for long walks along the Cornish coastal path and cuddling on the sofa with her dog.