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You may be an Adult Carer

A carer is a person, of any age, who looks after family members who are in need of support. This oculd be due to illness, physical disability, mental health issues or where there is a substance misuse in the household. This carer is upaid - you may be in receipt of Carers Allowance but this not considered to be a payment.

PKAVS Adult Carers Service

Offer support to unpaid carers over 25 by helping them to overcome challenges that being a carer can bring.

These can include:

  • Exhaustion, stress and anxiety
  • Deteriorating health (both physical and emotional)
  • Financial difficulties

How can we can help?

Our trained staff help with issues and offer support through various services including:

  • Information, advice and advocacy
  • Training and events i.e. dealing with stress, first aid, moving and handling
  • Support groups, one-to-ones, therapies and cafes
  • Respite services i.e. day clubs

What to do next?

If you think you are a Carer, know someone who is, or if you are a professional you can make a referral here. Alternatively please contact:

PKAVS Adult Carers Service

Tel: 01738 567076

Email: laura.mckenzie@pkavs.org.uk

PKAVS Adult Carers Service

Tel: 01738 567076

Email: laura.mckenzie@pkavs.org.uk

Referral Forms

Young Carers April Update

Young Carers April Update

Carers Newsletter Spring/Summer 2017

Carers Newsletter Spring/Summer 2017

8th
JUNE
2017
Scottish Forensic Carers Conference
"Carer Friendly Communities"
16th
MAY -
31 MAY
Let's Talk Health and Care
12th
JUN -
18 JUN
Carers Week 2017

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?