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Project Manager/Coordinator for the Enabling Links Project – Peer Support and Buddying

Kernow Positive Support

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full-time).
Salary: £25,000 - £27,500 depending on experience
Location: Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske HIV Clinic. Outreach from the office into the community will be necessary.

The Piran Room
The Hub
RCH Treliske

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Kernow Positive Support (KPS) was established in 2004.

KPS’s purpose is to support and empower people living with HIV to lead happy, healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination. In 2022 we were awarded funding by the National Lottery to develop and review our service as an established micro-charity which has been working in Cornwall for nearly 20 years. The aim of the Enabling Links project was, over a three-year period, to develop our service in a way that would adjust the balance of support leading to increased independence rather than dependence, whilst still acknowledging the complexity of need of the clients.

Through changes during the first 18 months of the project we are now able to focus on the second phase of the development.

The challenge has been significant, but with additional training for the team, new technology and experience and links within new networks, we are able to focus on peer support in addition to existing provision.

In 2023 to 2025 KPS will continue to provide confidential information, guidance and support to people living in Cornwall and affected by HIV to enable them to live healthily and confidently.

We will seek to empower people living with HIV to take control of their life by providing them with sources of information, advice and advocacy to complement their medical treatment, tailoring our services to their individual needs and encouraging them to grow in confidence and self-care.

We will continue to challenge stigma and discrimination through public education and advocacy.

We will continue to offer advocacy and representation to clients in safe settings where it is necessary to focus on housing, the benefits system and other urgent needs through supported referral to statutory or other specialist support agencies, charities, community groups.

We will develop our work with our clients and volunteers using models of good practice as guidance to establish a mutual peer support programme for people living with HIV and a buddying opportunity for those with specialist interests. (BHIVA standards of care for people living with HIV.) (Person centred care and self-management skills for living with HIV.)

We will develop our website and use social media to engage with the HIV community and link with local and the wider community to build examples of positive living.

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