Kernow Positive Support
Empower those newly diagnosed with, and people living with, HIV, to take control of their life by providing information, advice, guidance and support in tandem with their medical treatment.
Educate young people and adults about HIV to prevent the continued transmission of, and stigma associated with, HIV, by providing outside speakers to schools, colleges, businesses, and frontline workers.
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 services for people in Cornwall living with or affected by HIV. 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. We offer advocacy, representation, financial and housing advice, counselling, therapies, peer support, hardship funds and awareness raising workshops.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Piran Room, The Hub
- TR1 3LJ
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 4.30 pm
- 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 organisations 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: 02/11/2020