Project information

KPS Trebullom

To refurbish a national respite centre for those infected and affected by HIV and/or AIDS and to provide a bespoke training service centre to raise awareness HIV.

June 2010 - February 2011

Charity information: Kernow Positive Support

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  • Need


    There are over 90,000 people living with HIV in the UK alone and this doesn't include those affected by the illness. In addition to this, 1 in 6 people with HIV have experienced poverty in the last 4 years. Most people with HIV face stigma and discrimination through disclosure of their status. This could be from family, neighbours, dentists, doctors, employers... the list is endless.


    KPS Trebullom will provide a safe haven were a HIV+ can feel protected and free to be themselves without any fear. The centre will also provide a temporary housing solution for those in Cornwall with HIV who through no fault of their own have become homeless. Awareness training will help dissolve prejudice and rumour surrounding HIV in the local businesses, care and education systems making our clients feel less isolated and stigmatised by society.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide access to information and guidance for our clients.


    » Trained staff will be able to offer expert advice on all manner of issues. We will also have a small onsite library and computer access for client use

    Success will be seen through clients and referral feedback.

    Aim 2

    To provide respite and retreat for HIV affected/infected people.


    » Provide a secluded private venue to stay at with various workshops and daytrips available to suit individual need.

    Success will be seen in the numbers applying to stay with us at Trebullom and positive feedback from the clients.

    Aim 3

    To provide HIV awareness training oppurtunities.


    » Giving talks at schools, college, local businesses, healthcare providers to spread knowledge about HIV as an illness and as a social issue.

    Success will be in just talking to people about HIV. The more facts known the less fear shown.

    Aim 4

    To provide a temporary housing solution


    » We have two emergency bedroom placements in case of homelessness for up to 20 clients per year.

    Success will be seen when we have successful helped house each client that stays with us.

  • Impact


    We hope to bring acceptance of HIV to Cornwall and we hope to help improve the lives somewhat of everyone who stays with us be it long term or short term. It will help people just to know that there is a place where there is no pressure or judgement, and a week off is always beneficial to anyone, not least for those under constant pressure or isolation.


    The risks are that no one will stay with us. However our costs are competitive, we can help people find funding if need be and our emergency beds will help fill capacity.


    Donors are free to visit the site and request update and progress reports.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £189,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £80,000 Salary Costs Manager, Housekeeper, Cleaner, Cook
      £34,000 Provisions Food etc. Minibus
      £15,000 Utilities Oil, Electric, Internet
      £15,000 Rent Fifteen year contract
      £25,000 Therapeutic Services Therapies
      £10,000 Admin Paper, printing, telephone,
      £10,000 Volunteers Travel expenses
  • Background


    We are located near Launceston in North Cornwall.


    The project will benefit those infected or affected by HIV both locally and nationally. The local community will be involved through volunteer opportunities. More money will be brought into the area and spent on local businesses, boosting the local economy. We will have a bee hive with will benefit our local environment helping with vital pollination. Training will raise awareness and understanding of others and help improve the quality of life for those living with HIV in Cornwall and beyond.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The only other respite centre is situated in North Wales. Our centre is close to rail links from London and Manchester. Our Trustees also have over 75 years experience living and dealing with the illness. Our charity only helps support those infected or affected by HIV leaving us experts in our field.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Solly

    David is the KPS founder and chair of Trustees. He has dedicated all of his time, effort and health for this project.

Trebullom Farm

Trebullom Farm


will fund for one child to stay for a week.