Kernow Positive Support

Kernow Positive Support

Charity information

Kernow Positive Support

KPS is a registered charity which aims to support people with HIV and AIDS in Cornwall, and raise awareness of the issues that surround this disease.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    KPS is a registered charity which aims to support people with HIV and AIDS in Cornwall, and raise awareness of the issues that surround this disease.

    We offer a number of services including: housing related floating support, therapeutic services, counselling, a hardship fund, advocacy and representation, a telephone helpline service, training, and drop-in and peer support opportunities.

    We also have a retreat and respite centre which provides a safe haven for people living with HIV and AIDS, promoting well-being and aiming to improve our clients' quality of life.

    Our clients have a wide and complex range of problems and we sometimes have to deal with very serious situations, always with discretion and client confidentiality in mind. Due to the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV and AIDS, it is so important that services such as this are available (KPS is the only HIV charity based in Cornwall) and that we can help empower our clients, make their them as comfortable as possible and make them feel more confident and in control of their lives.

  • Aims

    Kernow Positive Support aims to:

    • The relief of sickness and distress of persons affected by HIV/AIDS, and their families and carers, by the provision of advice, information, care support and counselling services.
    • The provision of education and training to members of the public in the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS, with a view to promoting a better understanding of the disease.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1104947

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 01872 258453

    Address: P.O.Box 85, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1ZN

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