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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:

The Carers Centre on

Tel: 01738 567076 or



Short Breaks fund for young carers opens

Every month
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
1st Tuesday of the Month
Strathmore Social Therapies
Last Wednesday of every second month
Aberfeldy Social Therapies
Booking is essential

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

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