Hot off the press... ready to read... our first Newsletter of 2019!
We hope that within this newsletter you find some useful reading that may help you in your caring role or in the work you do for carers.
PKAVS Carers Hub has recently moved premises and so are no longer based at the Gateway in North Methven Street, Perth. We have now moved to Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth, PH1 3BD (the telephone number is still 01738 567076). The reason for the move is that we believe these new premises will give us more opportunities to develop and deliver services to support unpaid carers of all ages throughout Perth & Kinross. This support will be delivered not only by PKAVS but also through working in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector colleagues going forward.
Please note details within the newsletter of two open days we are holding for professionals (17th April) and carers (23rd April). Please let Marlena (01738 567060 - Marlena.Nowaczyk@pkavs.org.uk) know if you can come along for a tour of the building held at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Come along and see the new centre and find out a bit more about the support available for carers in Perth & Kinross.
For directions on how to get to the new Carers Centre please visit www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/Where-to-find-us
**PLEASE NOTE** There has been a change in venue for the Carers Week Ceilidh planned for the 12th June in Blairgowrie. This event will now take place at the Royal Hotel, 53 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AB.
Coalition of Carers in Scotland is undertaking a survey to find out whether carers living in Scotland are aware of their rights. Since The Carers (Scotland) Act came into force last 1st April 2018, the legislation aimed to extend the rights of unpaid carers living in Scotland to make sure that they are able to have a life alongside their caring role.
A Carers Drop-In Event for carers and professionals will take place on Friday 8th November 2019 at The Dundonald Centre in Dundee from 2 - 4 pm.
The Perth and Kinross Integrated Joint Board is coming up for re-election of new Unpaid Carer Representatives.