We appreciate it if you can let us know if you will not be able to make an appointment so we can then offer the time to someone else call us to rearrange your appointment, 01482336322 Yes, you are always welcome to pop in for a chat at the drop in, however if you feel you need more, speak to a worker and if we can't help we can find other workers and services that all offer varying levels of support which might be able to help.
This will be likely to require a referral to be made, you can often do this yourself or sometimes social workers or school’s might do this, depending on how many people are already being supported it can take a bit of time for your support to start. Lots of people come in with their partners or friends.
You can bring your children or younger siblings with you (although please be aware they have to stay with you for safety).
You might want to come with a support worker from another service, some people come in come in with their parents!
The worker will discuss the result with you and explain what might be going to happen next.
You will not be told off for not using condoms, we know mistakes happen and people don’t always use condoms or forget their pill.
You can also ask for free lube – all the lube we give out is water based so safe to use with condoms.
No appointment is needed, we can do a test with you when you come in, but we can’t give them to you to take away.
None of the Cornerhouse workers are medically trained, we don’t look at your genitals, if you have a symptom that needs checking we would advise you to go to Conifer Services up the road to see a nurse/doctor there as they may be able to give you treatment that same day.
We must complete an extra form with you on your first visit, it doesn’t take long and is there making sure you are safe and not being hurt in any way.