Kernow Positive Support
Empowering those newly diagnosed with, and people living with, HIV to take responsibility for 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 HIV.
Although KPS does not necessarily work directly with children, we support under 18s who are affected by HIV in the context of supporting their families.
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, financial and housing advice, counselling, therapies, drop-in opportunities, peer support and hardship funds.
We give awareness raising workshops to schools, colleges and the public on how HIV can and cannot be transmitted, teaching people how to protect themselves and helping to stop the stigma faced by people living with HIV.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Piran Room, The Hub
- TR1 3LJ
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm
- We do not charge for our services.
- Referral required
- Referral details
You can refer yourself or get a referral from your healthcare professional.
Schools, colleges and organisation wanting HIV awareness, please ring or email us.
- How we make our service inclusive
Our office is part of RCHT Treliske, and is wheelchair accessible with an adapted toilet. We can also visit clients in their home or place of their choice.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
All HIV awareness sessions for children and young people are delivered in schools and colleges and we abide by their policies.
- Other local or national support
You can access the Children's HIV Association here: https://www.chiva.org.uk/
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
You can access our complaints policy here: http://www.kpsdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Complaints-Procedure.pdf
Last updated: 01/03/2019