This week we received the wonderful news that PKAVS Carers Hub have been successful in our applications to Shared Care Scotland's Short Breaks Fund. We have been awarded £30.8K in total which will help us to continue to sustain and develop various projects for unpaid carers of all ages in Perth & Kinross.
Part of this funding will be used to continue administering our Time4Me fund. This is a micro-grants scheme for carers which enable them to access funds and support to help them take short breaks that meet their needs. We have administered this project for the last 3 years which has benefitted hundreds of carers.
Please check our Time4Me page for more info on when we will be relaunching this fund - click hereThis funding will also be used to help increase the diversity and occasions of activities in both our Day Centres in Perth and Blairgowrie. It will allow us to deliver some new activities for our service users including some more day trips. We were successful in our 3 applications to Shared Care Scotland and a portion of this funding will also be used to help fund our Young Carers project. It will be used to help us throw the best ever Christmas Extravaganza but also to help with our planning for next years day trips and residentials. Click here to read more about our adventures!Massive thank you to the team at Shared Care Scotland for helping us to continue to support carers of all ages, in a variety of different ways throughout Perth & Kinross.
The Scottish Government has introduced a new benefit called the Carers Allowance Supplement.
We will be holding a Drop in on Thursday 18th October from 9am to 2pm at PKAVS for anyone who would like more info about the 'Getting it Right for Cares Across Perth & Kinross' consultation.
Over the next 4-5 weeks, the Scottish Government wants to talk to older people about their experiences of Attendance Allowance, one of the benefits being devolved to Scotland.