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Carers Learning Opportunities

As an unpaid carer, it is important to invest in your own personal development – this can be in connection with your caring role (such as learning more about the condition of the person you support) or it can be about gaining or utilising skills in relation to your caring role.

We have collated various learning opportunities that we are aware of in the Perth and Kinross area that you may be interested in accessing.

For professionals who would like to advertise any learning opportunities that unpaid carers can access, please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 452221 or kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk

Being Aware of Scams

This session is in conjunction with Perth and Kinross Council’s Trading Standards. The session will cover the current scams happening in Perth and Kinross, and how you can spot them.

A handy session for anyone supporting vulnerable people in the community.

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Date:    Thursday 27th April 2017 

Time:    10am - 11.30am

Venue:  PKAVS Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP


 

Date:    Wednesday 15th November 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT

Booking is required for both events. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Being Heard - A Self-Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit created by Carers Scotland provides information and suggests techniques to help carers advocate for themselves. Also signposts and links to other elements of the Toolkit for carers to access for more information

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Benefits and Finances

Hosted by Perth and Kinross Council’s Welfare Rights Team. Find out about the financial assistance you or the person you care for may be entitled to.

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Date:    Wednesday 26th July 2017

Time:    6pm - 8pm

Venue:  Crieff Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN

Booking is required. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Carers Get Digital

Information and training on using your iPad and/or Tablet. Access to the internet can provide information about your local community, services, opportunities and rights. It can be used for support, give access to education and provide entertainment. One to one support is offered as required.

Booking is essential, as classes run depending on demand. One to one support is available for carers in their own home when required. 

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BLAIRGOWRIE

Location: Blairgowrie Library
Dates: Every Tuesday

PERTH

Location: North Inch Community Campus
Dates: Ev
ery Wednesday 

For more information please contact:

Gail Phillips, Learning Co-Ordinator, Lead Scotland
07775851507
gphillips@lead.org.uk 

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Carers Trust Mental Health Themed Week

Throughout the week beginning 27th March 2017, Carers Trust will be running a mental health themed week, on Matter.

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Karen, the Mental Health Development Coordinator for Scotland, will be sharing advice about managing things like anxiety and depression. She will share tips on how to cope with the stress of exams and interviews, as well as advice on how to work out if someone is just a bit down or anxious, or if it’s something a bit more serious that might mean they need some expert support. 

Click here to find out more: https://matter.carers.org/post/20842 

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Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with sychosis or schizophrenia with this short, free online course

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Carse Wellbeing Workshops

5 Workshop Sessions to get you feeling good! Designed to give you a taster of each topic by signing up to all 5 weeks (spaces are limited), open to anyone to come along and free.

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Dementia Friends

Information session to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action, small things you can do to make life easier.

Date:    Friday 5th May 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


Live Active Leisure

A fun and interactive physical activity workshop suitable for all, based on gentle movement, activities, games and appropriate guidelines for physical activity levels.

Date:    Friday 12th May 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


6 Legal Must Do's

Positive Forward Planning Six Legal Must Do's. Solicitors for Older People Scotland will provide an informative, informal talk on planning well for the future.

Date:    Friday 19th May 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


Nutrition

NHS Nutritionist advising on general healthy eating, exploring different options to maintain a healthy well balanced weight and diet.

Date:    Friday 26th May 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


Wellbeing Relaxation

Learn formal muscle relaxation and understand how it helps you combat stress and anxiety to cope with a busy lifestyle.

Date:    Friday 2nd June 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


All workshops will be held at: Inchture Church, Moncur Road, Inchture, Perth, PH14 9RW

Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Included!

Places Must be Pre-Booked - contact:

Heather - 01738 452236 / 07415172208 / heather.shields@pkavs.org.uk 

Fiona - 01738 562358 / 07925596232 / fmatthews@alzscot.org 

If you would like to attend but have difficulty with transport please call to discuss options.

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CONNECT Training

If you have personal experience of mental health issues and want to benefit from training, work or study opportunities then CONNECT with us!

Run by Perth College UHI in partnership with MINDSPACE, this 16-week project takes place two mornings a week and aims to support people, opening up choices for the future.

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The CONNECT course is designed to develop your skills and build confidence to help you move forward. You will also learn about assertiveness, self awareness, team building and employability skills.

The training will help you:

  • identify skills, qualities and talents
  • find out about training and work options
  • undertake small group projects
  • set practical goals for the future
  • try a short period of volunteering

To find out more:

  • call 01738 877715 or 01738 631639
  • or pick up a leaflet from Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth or from MINDSPACE, 18-20 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH

Please find attached booking form to book your place:

Booking Form 

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Creative Mindfulness (Knit & Natter)

Weekly learning and social opportunity by Mindspace

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PERTH

Location: Contact Mindspace to confirm
Time:
10.30am-12.30pm
Date:
 Every Thursday

How to book a course:

Online: www.mindspacepk.com
Phone: 01738 639657

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Dementia Awareness Sessions

Hosted by PKAVS and Alzheimers Scotland. Why not take the opportunity to come along and learn more about what it’s like it live with dementia and the small things you can do to support people living with dementia in their everyday lives. 

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Date:    Wednesday 25th October 2017 

Time:    6pm - 8pm (Dinner from 5.30pm)

Venue:  St Margaret's Health Centre Day Room, St Margarets Drive, Auchterarder, PH3 1JH

Booking is required. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Dementia Information

Do you need information about living with a diagnosis of dementia? Support someone living with dementia? Or you may be worried about your memory? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, drop in to speak with staff from Perth and Kinross Council and Alzheimer Scotland. This is a group for people who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them.  

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10am-12pm (Last Tuesday of the month)
3.30pm-7pm (First Tuesday of every month)

Both sessions at the Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie

For Further information, please contact Christine Fleming on 01250 871919 or Fiona Matthews on 01738 562358 or fmatthews@alzscot.org 

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Dementiaville

Open Learn resource on the TV series Dementiaville.

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This is an online resource:

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/dementiaville 

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Direct Learning 1:1

Developing literacy skills on a one to on basis in a relaxed atmosphere, learning at your own pace.

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PERTH

Location: AK Bell Library, Perth
Time:
To Suit Participant
Date:
 To Suit Participant

For more information:

Contact Angie MacInnes on 01738 477078, 07799 470055 or ARMacinnes@pkc.gov.uk 

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Dyslexia 'Drop In'

Informal chat, support & information

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PERTH

Location: AK Bell Library, Perth
Time: 10am-12pm
Date: Last Saturday of the month

For more information:

Call 01786 446650 or 07947 975569

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Emergency Planning

A short informal workshop introducing the who, what, why, when and how of emergency planning for carers. ENABLE Scotland recently launched an Emergency Planning Toolkit which has been designed as a resource to support carers to plan for emergencies in their own time, at their own pace, we will explore these resources during the workshop.

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Date:    Wednesday 28th June 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm (Lunch from 12.30pm)

Venue:  Crieff Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN


Date:    Wednesday 19th July 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm 

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT


Date:    Wednesday 30th August 2017

Time:    6pm - 8pm (Dinner from 5.30pm)

Venue:  St Margaret's Health Centre Day Room, St Margarets Drive, Auchterarder, PH3 1JH

Booking is required for all dates. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Classes for teaching English as a second language.

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PERTH

All classes taking place at AK Bell Library, Perth.

ESOL for starter/beginners: Tuesday 5.15pm-7.15pm or Thursday 11.30am-1.30pm

ESOL (Access 3): Tuesday 11.30am-1.30pm or Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm

ESOL Intermediate: Thursday 1.15pm-2.45pm

To book, please contact:

ESOL Starter/Beginners course:

Lyn Tuer (Tuesday class) on 01738 477092 or learningcurve@pkc.gov.uk 

Angie Hillyer (Thursday class) on 01738 477091 or ahillyer@pkc.gov.uk 

ESOL (Access 3) course:

Angie Hillyer (Tuesday class) on 01738 477091 or ahillyer@pkc.gov.uk 

Mary Gillespie (Thursday class) on 01738 567076 or info@meadproject.org.uk 

ESOL Intermediate course:

Rosalind Ashling 01738 477079, 07799 470055 or rashling@pkc.gov.uk 

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Free Digital Skills Training

Culture Perth and Kinross (Libraries) are offering free digital skills sessions.

The informal learning follows a programme of short, interactive courses on basic digital skills which learners can work through at their own pace with the support of a tutor. 

More advanced sessions on GSuite (formerly Google Apps), desk top publishing and creating websites are also available.

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Drop in sessions from week beginning 10th April 2017

Date:    Tuesdays

Time:    2pm - 4.30pm

Venue:  AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP


Date:    Thursdays

Time:    2pm - 4.30pm

Venue:  Alyth Library, Alyth, Blairgowrie, PH11 8AH


Date:    Friday

Time:    2pm - 4.30pm

Venue:  Birnam

For more information contact: Sheila Mackay, Digital Skills Volunteer Coordinator on sheilamackay@culturepk.org.uk

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Generation on Line Workshops

GoL Tablet Edition is a FREE app expressly for older adults who are brand new to the world of the Internet. The GoL teaching app guides the new user through a series of hands-on, interavtive, step-by-step instructions to develop basic tablet skills, followed by practice exercises for specific popular tablet functions.

 

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Self-learning by proceeding at their own pace, the new users learn by doing- with instructions that lead to Internet appluications - email, web searching, YouTube, as well as tablet tools such as using the camera, texting and video calling.

Date:    16th, 23rd, 30th June and 7th of July

Time:    10.30am - 12pm

Venue:  Blairgowrie Library,  46a Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6AW

To book, contact Blairgowrie Library Tel: 01250 871305

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Heartstart Training

A CPR course covering:

  • calling for help
  • abdominal thrusts
  • recognising signs of heart attack
  • putting someone in recovery position

If asked, choking and CPR for infants can be demonstrated too. Hosted by Heartstart.

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Date:    Thursday 18th May 2017 

Time:    6pm - 8pm

Venue:  PKAVS Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP


Date:    Wednesday 21st June 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT


Date:    Wednesday 27th September 2017 

Time:    6pm - 8pm (dinner served from 5.30pm)

Venue:  Crieff Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN

Booking is required for all dates. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Let's Talk Health and Care

Health & Social Care in Perth & Kinross has been undergoing changes over the last year with an Integration Joint Board is overseeing business. There are volunteer Public Partners on the board as stakeholder members. There are two principals and two reserves. Ann Gourlay and Sue Cole are carrying the user voice while Bernie Campbell and Maureen Summers speak for carers.

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The Public Partners are planning visits to many areas of Perth & Kinross to talk about their role on the board and some of their activities in the previous year.  The redesign of Health and Social Care Services has created increasing opportunities for both people who use services and unpaid carers to be more actively involved in shaping these changes.

As representatives of both users of services and unpaid carers they are really keen to hear the views of a wide cross section of people who live in the Perth and Kinross area.

Please come along to one of these events to make your experience known. 

Lets talk table

If you can’t make that date and want to explore other ways to get involved, including an election of User representatives on the board in June,  please get in touch.

Locality Managers from the Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership will also attend. We hope there will be good sharing of experience, hopes and concerns as our population health and needs change.

If you have queries please contact the Public Partners on 01738 567076 or email publicpartnerspkijb@outlook.com

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Making A Case for Change

Exclusively for unpaid carers.

Hosted by the Scottish Health Council. The workshop helps people to:

  • Understand how to present a case for change to health and social care professionals in an effective way
  • Be able to present a researched and evidence based issue
  • Recognise the benefits of using Scottish Government, local authority and NHS board documents and statistics to back up their case
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Date:    Tuesday 14th March 2017

Time:    11am - 1pm

Venue:  PKAVS Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP

Booking is required. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Manage Your Anxiety Course

Learn more about your anxiety, discover strategies to cope, help gain control.

Date:    Thursday 6th July & Thursday 13th July

Time:    1pm - 4pm

Venue:  Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff PH7 3JN

Please contact Tricia Leitch on 01764 657861 or PLeitch@pkc.gov.uk for enquiries and bookings.

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Mindfulness Relaxation

A weekly drop in where you can learn techniques to relax.

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PERTH

Location: Contact Mindspace to confirm
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Date: Every Thursday

How to book a course:

Online: www.mindspacepk.com
Phone: 01738 639657

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Money and Pensions

In conjunction with Citizens Advice Bureau and Christians Against Poverty. The pensions section will cover:

  • how to qualify for state pension
  • new state rules
  • pension credit
  • private pensions

The money section will cover things such as:

  • budgeting
  • balancing
  • taking control of circumstances such as losing job, marital breakdown, death of spouse etc
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Date:    Tuesday 25th April 2017

Time:    10am - 2pm

Venue:  PKAVS Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP


 Date:    Wednesday 16th August 2017 (money session only)

Time:    1pm - 3pm

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT

Booking is required for both dates. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Numbers and You

Brushing up and/or developing number skills in a relaxed atmosphere with an experienced tutor.

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PERTH

Location:
 AK Bell Library, Perth
Time: 9.45am-11.30am
Date: Every Friday 

Contact Angie Macinnes on 01738 477078, 07799 470055 or ARMacinnes@pkc.gov.uk 

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Numeracy, Literacy and IT Drop In

Drop in by Mindspace

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PERTH

Location: Contact Mindspace to confirm
Time: 10am-12pm
Date: Every Tuesday 

How to book a course:

Online: www.mindspacepk.com
Phone: 01738 639657


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Open University - Caring For Carers

Carers look to The Open University for a variety of reasons: some carers want to build on the knowledge and skills they’ve gained while caring, some want to resume studies that had to be put on hold, and others are looking for something completely different as a contrast or outlet to their caring role.

Whatever the motivation the flexibility of the OU allows carers to fit study around their caring commitments.

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Perth Autism Support Training & Workshops

All Perth Autism Support training workshops will take place at Perth Autism Support, 28-30 Market Street, Perth, PH1 5QH unless specified otherwise.

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If you would like advice on which training workshops would be most beneficial for you please call their office to discuss this with the Family Support Co-ordinators on 01738 451 081.

Perth Autism Support training workshops are free to families registered with us.

Please note a charge of £5.00 will be incurred for non-attendance or cancellations where two working days’ notice has not been.

For attending professionals and staff from other agencies there will be a £10 charge per person per workshop.

Click here to download Perth Autism Support, Training and Workshop Programme January - June 2017

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Perth Carer Theatrics

An independent project, supported by PKAVS Adult Carers and Horsecross. Whether you are a novice or experienced, join in this fun and interactive drama group!

Running until the end of June, but carers can join in at any point.

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Every Monday
7pm-9pm
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth

For more information, please contact Kerry Donaghy at PKAVS on 01738 567076 or kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk

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Perth Online

Lead Scotland’s new project Perth Online supports people to learn digital skills. People who identify as being disabled, or are a carer or people who feel they are disadvantaged and experience barriers to learning.

The Perth & Kinross project will initially focus on the following geographical areas: Blairgowrie/Rattray, north and city centre Perth. If you live elsewhere please still get in touch and if we have capacity we will try to get to you too.

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PERTH & BLAIRGOWRIE/RATTRAY

Location, Dates and Times provided on request.

Please contact Lead Scotland Perth & Kinross Learning Co-ordinator, Gail Phillips, gphillips@lead.org.uk or 07775 851507 for more information

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Planning For The Future

Learn about the 'Six Must Dos' including Wills, Power Of Attorney, Advance Directive, Care Costs, Guardianship and Legal Aid.

A learning opportunity with PKAVS Carers Hub and Caesar Howie Solicitors

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Tuesday 5th July
10am-12pm
Number 3, King Street, Perth

Tuesday 13th September 
6pm-8pm
Number 3, King Street, Perth

 

For more information or bookings, please contact Kerry Donaghy 01738 567076 or kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk 

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Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia. There is mounting evidence that if people with dementia are offered frequent access to the music in which their past experience and memories are embedded, it can:

  • Improve their present mood,
  • Improve their awareness,  
  • Improve their ability to understand and think, 
  • Help their sense of identity and independence.
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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)

This two day course will cover:

Day 1 18th May 2017:

  • Attitudes, beliefs and mental health
  • Listening Skills
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm

 

Day 2 19th May 2017:

  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Recovery 
  • Check out
  • Evaluation & Certificates
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Date:    Thursday 18th May & Friday 19th 2017

Time:    9:30am - 4:30pm 

Venue:  Murray Royal Hospital, Perth, PH2 7BH

Booking is required. Please contact Lorna at smhfa.tayside@nhs.net for queries and bookings.

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Scottish Forensic Carers Conference

This free event will take place on Thursday 08th June 2017 at the Salutation Hotel, Perth. 

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Carer's Act, Moira Oliphant, Scottish Government
  • Carer's Rights under Mental Health Act
  • Mental Welfare Commission Forensic Low Secure Mental Health Reviews
  • The Way Forward - Giving Forensic Carer's a Voice

The conference will also feature two workshop sessions and have an opportunity to network with other carer's.

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To view the full agenda click here

To book your place please complete and return the booking form to Sharon Bruce, Forensic Network, 110 Lampits Road, Carstairs, ML11 7HF or email to sharon.bruce@nhs.net 

or you can register online by clicking here

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 Support in Mind Scotland

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Sensory Awareness training

  • Increase your awareness of the practical and emotional impact of having a sensory impairment – that is, a visual or hearing impairment or both.
  • Encourage you to start to identify how you can work with and support someone who has a sensory impairment.
  • Tell you about some of the equipment and resources that can support someone with a sensory impairment.
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Training is by request at present. 

For more information, please contact:

Libby Hillhouse, NE Sensory Services, 08452712345 (textphone) or 01224 625622 (voice), libby.hillhouse@nesensoryservices.org 

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Sensory Impairment Awareness Training

VisionPK is the voluntary organisation specialising in providing support to blind and partially sighted people across Perth and Kinross.

VisionPK now also work in partnership with ‘Action on Hearing Loss’ to deliver services to people who are deaf or hard of hearing throughout the Perth & Kinross area. 

 

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Their free sensory impairment awareness sessions aim to give participants confidence in relating to people with sight loss or hearing loss including advice about how to most appropriately offer

"I am now aware of the different ways to guide blind/partially sighted people. This was a very interesting and informative day." (Previous Participant)

The training is fun and experiential. Participants will learn about common eye conditions, aids and equipment available for people with hearing and/or sight loss, common myths about sight and hearing loss, effective communication and much more.

"Made me more understanding of visual impairment and how people maintain their independence." (Previous Participant)

Date:    Monday 24th March 2017

Time:    2pm - 4pm


Date:    Thursday 25th May 2017

Time:    10am - 12pm


Date:    Wednesday 28th June 2017

Time:    4pm - 6pm

Location for all training: Perth & Kinross Sensory Centre, 14 New Row, Perth, PH1 5QA

For more information or to book a place please contact Tina at VisionPK on 01738 626969 or email tina.williamson@visionpk.org.uk.

 

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Six Legal Must Dos - Planning for The Future

This popular session covers legal “must dos” such as:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Guardianship
  • Wills
  • Care Home Costs
  • Legal Aid
  • Advanced Directives

Hosted by Solicitors for Older People Scotland.

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Date:    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Time:    10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue:  PKAVS Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP


Date:    Wednesday 31st May 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm (Lunch from 12.30pm)

Venue:  St Margaret's Health Centre Day Room, St Margarets Drive, Auchterarder, PH3 1JH


Date:    Wednesday 18th October 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT


Date:    Wednesday 29th November 2017

Time:    6pm - 8pm (Dinner from 5.30pm)

Venue:  Crieff Community Campus, Pittenzie Road, Crieff, PH7 3JN

Booking is required for all dates. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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Skills Zone

Basic computer skills, form filling, CVs, support with job search and more.

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Location: AK Bell Library, Perth
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm (Wednesdays) 9.30am-11.30am (Fridays)
Date: Every Wednesday & Friday 

 

For more information:

Contact Willie Sinclair (Wednesday sessions) on 01738 477092 or winclair@pkc.gov.uk

Contact Trish Rodger (Friday sessions) on 01738 477092 or pjrodger@pkc.gov.uk 

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SMART Facilitator Training

SMART RECOVERY runs mutual support meetings. Through open and confidential discussion you can help yourself and each other with any type of addictive behaviour. [Self Management and Recovery Training]

They are running two days of Smart Facilitator training , to enable people to help support our  SMART Recovery  Mutual Aid  Groups. These groups support people with all addictive behaviours. The training is open to Peers and interested groups.

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Date:    Monday 8th May & Tuesday 9th May 2017

Time:    9:30am - 4:30pm approx.

Venue:  North Inch Campus

Please note it is important to come to both days.

Please contact Liam on 07825 256999 or jmclaughlin@pkc.gov.uk for queries and to book your place.

Or RefocusPK  (google and you will find all their local information)

 

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SMART Recovery Family & Friends

The SMART Recovery Family & Friends (F&F) Programme offers an evidence-based approach to support individuals with a loved one struggling with addiction. SMART F&F includes tools from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in combination with the highly acclaimed CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) programme. The programme is designed to help those affected by a loved one’s addictive behaviour to learn new ways of dealing with the challenges, thoughts and emotions that they experience.

The programme looks at areas including Positive Communication, Disabling the Enabling, Trust and Self Care. SMART F&F will help participants to view their own behaviours, challenge their thinking and find more effective ways to interact with their loved one, as well as learning ways to empower themselves.

Suitable for carers that support someone with a substance misuse addiction.

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Location: St Mark's Church, Letham, Perth
Time:
5.15pm-7.15pm
Date:
Every Wednesday

For more information:

Richard Lister, Cair Scotland on 01738 451594 or richard.lister@cairscotland.org.uk

 

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TEC Awareness Session

This session is hosted by the Community Alarms team at PKC, and will cover the following:

  • Introduction to technology-enabled care (e.g. telecare, telehealth, digital platforms)
  • Overview of TEC products (e.g. personal alarms, falls monitors, GPS locators, flood detectors)
  • TEC case studies
  • Referral route for TEC

Sessions that take place at Beechgrove will also include a tour of the SmartFlat where many TEC products are on display. 

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Date:    Wednesday 10th May 2017 

Time:    10am - 12pm

Venue:  Beechgrove House, Hillend Road, Perth PH1 1DL


Date:    Wednesday 20th September 2017

Time:    1pm - 3pm

Venue:  Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6BT

Booking is required for both dates. Please contact Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076 or Kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk for queries and bookings.

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The Forgetful Elephant Information

Irene MacKay has written a book called The Forgetful Elephant which helps to raise children’s awareness of dementia. Suitable for all ages. The session will have extracts from the book, a chance to purchase the book and to ask advice from Irene.

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Sessions will be run based on demand for session in this area.

 

For more information:

Contact Irene on enquiries@irenemackay.com

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Third Sector Training in Perth & Kinross

Click here to access a list of known available learning opportunities in Perth and Kinross offered by the Third Sector.

Developed by the Perth and Kinross Learning and Development Team in conjunction with the 3rd Sector Forum members.

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Writing Matters

Developing literacy skills in a small group setting and relaxed environment. Learning at your own pace.

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PERTH

Location: AK Bell Library
Time: 3pm-4.30pm
Date: Every Thursday

For more information:

Contact Angie Macinnes on 01738 477078, 07799 470055 or ARMacinnes@pkc.gov.uk 

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