The Scheme is now open for applications until 31 March 2022 (funds permitting). Unpaid carers who are registered with PKAVS Carers Centre or any other organisation that provides support to carers living in Perth and Kinross are eligible to apply.
Would you like to know more about the options and opportunities available to you in the local area?
Within our newsletter, we hope that you will find useful contacts, information, and details of support available for Carers within Perth & Kinross and further afield.
Do you know that you may be eligible to make a claim for Carer's Allowance if you are caring for someone?
During these unprecedented times, a team of sports historians, project volunteers, museum professionals and health professionals are working together to support people who are experiencing social isolation. Through this online network, reminiscence is continuing to be supported, prompting conversations and discussions in households across Scotland
Due to the urgent nature of this research this survey will only be open until Monday 13th April.
New measures have taken effect over the weekend which temporarily relaxes the duty imposed by the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 to carry out Adult Carers Support Plan and Young Carers Statement at this time.
COVID-19 represents a severe threat to people's income, livelihoods and wellbeing. As a charity, Turn2us is committed to ensuring everyone has accesses to services and support.
Updated principles for restricting visitors to patients in NHS Scotland during Covid-19 outbreak
The pandemic has caused financial impact for some families due to sudden loss of income and unemployment which added extra worries for those who have been affected.
Cases of coronavirus in Scotland have now been confirmed and people are advised and provided with information on how to reduce the risk of getting the infection.
The 1st quarterly edition is now available. There are lots of information about local groups and new developments on services.
The Perth and Kinross Integrated Joint Board is coming up for re-election of new Unpaid Carer Representatives.
Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers
If you like to know more about the options and opportunities available to you in the local area then get in touch with your local Social Prescriber.
It is hoped that the card will allow young people to be better recognised by professionals as a young carer, specifically in schools and by health professionals.
I never knew about the service at the time. My dad's social worker told my mum about it. I find the groups interesting and enjoy meeting other young adult carers who are going through the same thing.
Through Young Adult Carers I got a place on the Princes Trust team at Perth and District YMCA. It's quite helpful.
I would constantly be in tears about my worries over my marriage and over my husbands wellbeing. PKAVS helped me to access relaxing therapies, which gives me time to myself and destresses me. They also referred me on to a counselling service to support me with my worries, which has helped my stress levels enormously and our marriage is much stronger as a result.