PKAVS Carers Hub were very kindly contacted by the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival Executive Director Blair Parham last week with an offer of free concert tickets to their Perth performance on Wednesday 12th of July. An offer we simply couldnt refuse!
After talking with Blair and exaplaining about our Respitality project (Respite + Hospitality for unpaid carers) Blair commented:
"Respitality seems exactly the type of idea and organisation we were hoping to be put in touch with. We'd love to give as many carers as possible an evening's entertainment".
The generosity of the Stirling Birdge International Arts Festival's generosity enabled 18 carers and their families & friends to take a night off from caring, sit back and enjoy the a spectacular evening of music and song. The evening lineup consisted of the:
Here is some of the feedback from the carers who attended
"Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the concert tonight. It was a musical extravaganza! We even got a wheelchair space which was ideal. Thanks for enabling us to go at the last minute. We really appreciate it."
"We thoroughly enjoyed it! My son was in youth orchestra so i really appreciated the talent"
"It was lovely, we really enjoyed ourselves. We went to a restaurant before hand - it was such a treat!"
To find out more about the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival please vist their website http://www.stirlingbridgefestival.com/
Marthe Handling, PKAVS Carers Hub Respite Development Officer presenting Artistic Director Dean Marshall (middle) and Executive Director Blair Parham (right) from Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival with their Respitality certificate.
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.